Slip and fall accidents are commonplace. Unfortunately, so are slip and fall injury cases. This is due to the high probability of longtime injury and pain factor involved with these dangerous and common accidents.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports over 17,000 people die because of slips and fall accidents every year. More than one million people suffer injuries from a slip and fall each year, some life-long. Slip and fall injuries can be excruciatingly painful and debilitating.
As the name implies, slip and fall accidents occur when someone trips, slips or falls for any reason. When injuries occur, the victim will often file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages from the injury.
Even the simple act of walking can be dangerous in some environments. A torn piece of carpet, broken step, slippery pavement or crumbling concrete can turn simply walking into slipping and falling. There are several ways a person can obtain a slip and fall injury when just walking along.
When someone experiences a slip and fall because of the environment they are in it is often possible to win remuneration for the injuries in a court of law. If the environment is dangerous it is possible to recover damages for the harm suffered.
To win money to pay for the medical expenses and other damages of an accident, the victim must prove that someone is at fault in the accident. It is important to prove that if not for the negligence of another individual the injury would not have occurred.
It can be difficult to show the proof needed to prove that the environment was too unsafe for human activity. It must also be proven that the injured party could not have and did not anticipate the dangers before entering the property.
If the property owner knows about a defect on the property that could potentially cause harm and does not fix it, they can be found liable in court for a slip and fall on the property. All maintenance must be kept up to date. If a landlord fails to fix something on the property and it causes a tenant to be injured they may be held liable in a personal injury trial. On the rare occasion that someone intentionally causes a slip and fall, they are also held liable for any injury and expenses.
Determining if you’re eligible to recover money for injuries suffered as a result of a slip and fall is never a simple task. Only a good personal injury attorney in your area, such as Moseley Collins, is capable of evaluating your case and telling you what your legal options are.