Photo of a man who fell down a set of stairsWhen you trip and fall or slip and fall because of unsafe surface conditions, such as wet floors, you may become seriously injured. If this surface was made unsafe by another party’s negligence or carelessness, you may be entitled to damages for your slip and fall injury. If you lawfully entered a property, the owner of a property has a responsibility to offer a safe location for people to be. This owner is responsible if he or she could have or should have fixed the problem and failed to do so, such as putting up a wet floor sign after mopping to warn shoppers. Common accidents come as the result of wet floors, holes in sidewalks, broken steps, and torn carpets to name a few.

If you were injured in a similar situation, a slip and fall lawyer will look into how long the unsafe premises was in that condition to see if the owner could have reasonably had enough time to fix the situation. If the owner had plenty of time and failed to do so, the owner may be held liable for this negligence. Common slip and fall accidents result in head injuries, back strain, broken bones, or sprained joints.

If you were injured by a slip and fall or trip and fall accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, you need to contact a personal injury attorney before the statute of limitations ceases. The attorney should be aggressive in seeking the compensation that you deserve.