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Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability accidents, and if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible for compensation. When you slip and fall or trip and fall due to 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. Any place of business or even home is subject to rules and regulations regarding its upkeep and the safety standards the property must meet. Some common reasons for slip and fall or trip and fall accidents occur as a result of wet floors, holes or unintentional cracks in sidewalks, broken steps, and torn carpets.
The litigation process for slip and fall accidents is generally straightforward. It involves tracking the unsafe condition back to the person responsible for allowing it to exist and persist. The general rule of thumb is that the party responsible for allowing unsafe or defective conditions to persist on their premises is liable for damages incurred from slip and fall accidents which occur as a result, especially if they were aware of the condition and did not take steps to rectify it or adequately warn visitors/residents. This party could include:
Depending on the nature of your injuries due to a slip and fall accident, your personal injury lawyer may identify possible claims for:
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.
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