Slip and Fall Injuries Lawyer
The most common injury accidents caused by poor property maintenance are slips and falls. A slip on icy or wet surfaces or a fall caused by unsafe floors, pavement or stairways, can cause serious injuries. If you have been injured from a slip or fall at a business or another person’s home, you may be eligible to seek compensation under premises liability laws.
Property owners have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment for those who legally enter their property. A damaged stairway, uneven walkway or slippery floor can cause an unsuspecting person to trip or slip. While some falls may only cause a bruise or scrape, others can be very serious. Falling down a flight of stairs or hitting your head when you trip on a loose carpet can result in broken bones, lacerations and even head or brain injuries. If a slip and fall accident could have been prevented by the property owner, they may be liable for the costs incurred by the injury.
Tripping or Slipping Hazards
If you fall due to a trip or slip hazard at a business or on a neighbor’s property, you should explore your right to compensation for your injury. If you trip over your own feet or do not heed warning signs of a slippery floor, the property owner may not be to blame. However, when unsafe conditions cause your fall and significant injuries occur, you may be able to seek compensation to cover medical costs, lost income and other damages. Some common tripping or slipping hazards that can create an unsafe environment include:
- Loose rugs, carpets or floor boards
- Wet or freshly waxed floors that are slippery
- Unmarked “step downs” that can cause a fall
- Icy sidewalks or parking lots
- Broken or loose stair treads or railings
- Uneven sidewalks or potholes in parking lots
- Poor lighting
If you have been injured in a slip or fall accident and need help with medical care, lost time from work or have substantial costs related to your injury, contact Race Law Firm today. We can help you explore your legal options to pursue compensation for your injuries through a premises liability claim.