Slip and fall accidents result from negligence accidents wherein a walk surface is rendered slippery or unreasonably without traction, which leads to personal injury accidents.
Specific Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
The basic cause of every slip and fall accident is negligence, like wet floor due to puddle of water left lying on the floor for quite some time or wet floor due to excess water from a mop or a rug; applying excessive floor wax or cleaning agents and forgetting to wipe or buff the area to prevent slippage; objects haphazardly left on the floor; and defective construction of floors, i.e., when the tile or material used is not appropriate for the location, to include placing slippery stones or tiles on external structures.
Is Anybody Liable In Case You Slip And Fall At A Property?
The answer is a resounding yes. In any of the foregoing examples, you should know that you have a right to claim damages against the party at fault. These claims can have filed against any of the following persons or entities:
- Owner of the Property;
- Property Manager;
- Business Owner;
- Lessee; or
It Is Never Easy To File Slip And Fall Accident Claims
For one, there are usually no witnesses to the accident especially if it happens in your rented apartment, your hotel room or grocery aisles. Secondly, there are no police authorities who will readily investigate the happening of the accident unlike in cases of traffic accidents. Third, there are usually no CCTV cameras to capture the slip and fall accident. Last but not the least, the damage to your body may not be readily apparent unlike in other accidents.
Injuries You May Likely To Suffer In Case Of Slip And Fall Accident
A victim of slip and fall accident may generally suffer bodily injuries not limited to scrapes, cuts and bruises to spine injuries, burn injuries, head injuries and brain injuries. For worst cases, slip and fall accidents may even lead to wrongful death.
Not all injuries are readily visible or apparent following a personal injury accident. Hence, to make sure that your health is not in danger, you need to make sure that you get all the medical tests necessary to protect yourself from further harm. These tests may include x-rays, CT scan and MRI.
Following medical tests, slip and fall injury victims may need to undergo treatments to include chiropractic treatments, orthopaedic evaluations, pain management consult and even surgeries for serious injuries.
Seek Legal Help From Mesriani Law Group
As you know, treatments for any types of injuries are never cheap. You can save yourself and your family from anguish by making sure that you get the best legal representation you deserve to get the best slip and fall accident award you can against the party at fault. Call Mesriani Law Group right away and we can assure you that you will get the best legal service you deserve every time.