Injuries from slip and fall accidents are a far too common occurrence. In fact, over 1,000,000 people go to the ER annually due to this type of personal injury. Here are some answers to commonly asked slip and fall lawsuit questions.
What Is a Slip and Fall Injury?
A slip and fall lawsuit is the result of a fall from a slip or trip that takes place somewhere other than your own home that happens due to unsafe conditions that could have been prevented.
Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?
These types of accidents can happen anywhere. And oftentimes, the fall isn’t due to negligence of the victim, but lack of care and maintenance of the property owner. Whether it’s a business, home, or public place, property owners are responsible for maintaining safe conditions at all times.
What Are Common Unsafe Conditions That Lead to Injury Lawsuits?
There are so many causes of slip and fall accidents that results in personal injury, and most could be prevented through proper care and maintenance. Here are some common conditions that cause slips and falls.
- Handrail failure
- Poor lighting
- Snow and ice that hasn’t been properly removed or salted
- Torn or uneven rugs or carpet
- Tripping hazards like electrical cords or items out of place
- Uneven or poor sidewalk or pavement
- Wet flooring or ground due to leaks or spills
Will I Financially Ruin a Friend or Business with a Lawsuit?
Thankfully, the answer is usually no. Property owners and businesses have insurance to cover incidents on the property. You take legal action against their insurance company, not the individual or business.
How Can I Get Help With My Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
If you are a property owner, understand common causes of slip and fall accidents and take precautions. For victims of slip and fall accidents, get your questions answered and talk to an attorney before it’s too late.
Hire a personal injury attorney with experience to get answers to your questions after a slip and fall accident. At K/S Law, our lawyers are ready to help you understand your rights and get the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation at 561-939-8042!