A slip and fall accident occurs when a premises owner negligently maintains or cares for a property on which you have been invited. It occurs when one trips or slips and is injured in a fall. This is a tort claim based on the property owner’s negligence in failing to remedy some dangerous condition that exists and which caused the slip and fall.
Slip and fall accidents occur in retail and commercial stores, in residential homes and multi unit apartment complexes, amusement parks and sports complexes, and outside from cracks or defects in sidewalks. For instance, common slip and fall injuries occur in food retail stores where the ground was wet, the property owner failed to clean it, and someone was injured from the dangerous condition. Property owners will claim as a defense that they are not liable for the dangerous condition, ie., a patron, not the property owner, spilled something on the floor causing the dangerous condition. They may also claim it was the injured party’s own fault because they acted unreasonably or could have avoided the dangerous condition by using due diligence to protect their own safety.
For slip and fall investigations, after receiving treatment, generally you should take pictures of the dangerous condition, request video of the accident if available, and save the shoes that were worn at the time of the accident as evidence. Moreover, the walking surface can be measured for slip resistance to prove that a dangerous condition exists.
Helping victims of dangerously maintained property recover damages.
The slip and fall lawyers at Louis | White, help people who fall victim to serious injury caused by dangerous conditions at area properties . These property owners have a duty to keep their property safe for anyone who goes there. If they neglect that duty – you can collect damages for your injuries. Property owners do have a duty to keep their properties safe for the people who go there, and if that duty is neglected, you can receive damages for your injuries.
Although Hollywood films can make slip and fall injuries seem like a laughing matter, you, as a slip and fall victim, know that your injuries are not amusing. You may not be able to work. You may not be able to enjoy the hobbies that you once enjoyed. You may even need long-term care.
If you, or someone you know, has suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, the attorneys at Louis | White P.C. have the experience to get you the maximum award possible to compensate you for your injury.
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