Slip & Fall / Premises Liability
Slip and fall accidents and premises liability accidents arise when people misstep on a surface or walkway. These often-debilitating injuries can sometimes be the responsibility of a property owner or government entity who could be responsible for maintaining the safety of an area. If you are on someone else’s property and injure yourself due to a dangerous condition or the negligence of the property owner, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
There are several ways slip and fall accidents can occur:
- When there is an object in the walking path (like a box blocking a walkway that was normally open);
- When there is an obstruction in the walkway that wasn’t there previously (like a power cord laying across the floor);
- When there is a hole in the walking space (like a manhole cover that is missing); and
- When there is a foreign substance on the floor that causes you to slip (like grease, water, or some other substance that causes you to slip).
Premises liability accidents can cause very serious injuries, and that is why it is very important that property owners address any damages to their property right away. Damaged walkways, driveways, and other paths must be safe, and any dangerous conditions must be properly noted.
Slip and fall injuries can be very serious. Concussions, traumatic brain injuries, or neck and spine injuries can occur from a slip and fall. Broken bones, such as a wrist or elbow are common because someone might try to catch themselves as they fall.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or premises liability accident, it is important that you talk to an attorney right away. Avrek Law Firm has been successfully representing slip and fall and premises liability clients for decades. Call now for your free consultation.