Slip & Fall Injury FAQs
I’ve been Involved in a Slip and Fall Accident. What do I do?
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere and also at any given time. What should you do if you are the victim of a slip and fall accident? The First thing that you are encouraged to do if you are able to is to take pictures of the scene where you fell. This will serve to help preserve the evidence. You should take pictures of the exact location where you fell or trip, including any holes, uneven flooring, slippery substances or loose carpeting. You should next go see a doctor as soon as possible if you sustained injuries. You should not delay seeing a doctor or getting treatment. When you visit a doctor right away it creates a paper trail and provides historical data for insures and any other who may question the seriousness of your injuries. Lastly, if you are injured in a fall, it is important for you to notify the owner of the property as soon as possible.
I sustained a serious injury in a slip and fall accident, do I have a case?
Each slip and fall accident case will vary depending on several factors. Below are some of the most common questions surrounding those factors:
- Where did the slip and fall accident take place?
- What type of property were you on when you fell?
- What type of injuries did you sustain?
- Was your accident the result of another party’s negligence?
It is recommended that you work with a qualified lawyer in order to understand your rights and also to determine if you should seek legal action. Contact Attorney Tom today for a free evaluation to discuss your accident and to find out if you have a legal case.
What are the most common ways that slip and fall accidents happen?
Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents are very common. While several of these accidents may not lead to serious harm or injury, some of them can result in life-altering ones. Reasons why these accidents can happen include:
- Unmarked, wet spots on floors
- Rough and uneven sidewalks
- Potholes in public streets
- Hazardous obstacles left out in the open
- Poor equipment and training in the workplace
Who can be held liable in a slip and fall case?
In a slip and fall case, there are frequently a number of individuals or entities that may be held responsible for someone’s injuries. For instance, if a business rents out a space from a property owner, both the property owner and the tenant (the business) may be named as respondents (defendants) by someone who was injured on the property.
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