Slip and fall injuries are amongst the most common injuries suffered by Americans each year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that thousands of people die as a result of these injuries. Suffering an injury from a slip and fall accident can happen at any time – whether you are on the job, shopping, or visiting a business – and should not be taken lightly.
If you are injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, you may have a legal claim. Owners of property are responsible for keeping their public areas safe, not only to keep their customers happy, but also free from harm. Once a business opens its doors to customers, the owner ensures that the public will be safe when they enter.
Anywhere you go there may be hidden, dangerous conditions that may cause you to fall. A slip and fall can be triggered by a wet floor, a slippery substance that hasn’t been removed, or a torn carpet that has formed a walking hazard. All are likely to cause someone to slip and be injured inside a building.
But when does a business owner become legally responsible for injuries to a customer from a slip and fall accident? There is never one answer to this question, and the outcomes are always determined on a case by case basis. This is exactly why you should not hesitate to contact our office to discuss your legal rights and if you are entitled to compensation.
Some helpful tips in determining whether you have a case for you injury:
- Did you fall because the floor was in a wet or slippery condition?
- Were there any warning or wet floor signs in the area?
- Was the area where your accident occurred poorly maintained?
- Was the owner or employee of the premises aware of the condition and capable of fixing the problem before your accident?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, do not hesitate to contact our office to discuss how we can help enforce your legal rights. Call Us immediately for a FREE consultation to discuss your case and your rights.