The law requires property owners and land owners to keep and maintain their premises in a safe condition. Unfortunately, not all owners fully comply with the law as they should. Each year thousands of people sustain spine injuries, fractures, and other injuries caused by a property or landowner’s carelessness or neglect.
Contacting a lawyer immediately after you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident is critical – obtaining statements from witnesses, taking photographs, and investigating the actual scene of the accident will help preserve invaluable evidence in the event of a future lawsuit.
Each year in the U.S. over one million people sustain serious injuries as the result of a slip and fall. Over 17,000 of those people die due to their injuries. A slip and fall accident can happen in many different places ranging from government buildings to shopping malls, residential homes to restaurants, stairways to public sidewalks. Injuries frequently occur simply due to a landowner or property owner’s failure to take adequate measures for weather hazards such as ice, snow and rain.
Making matters even more difficult is recognizing what persons or entities are responsible for your injuries. Landowners may lease their property to businesses, who in turn hire contractors or other individuals to perform work. Each party in the chain of ownership and control can bear a certain portion of liability for your injuries. Being able to determine at the outset who is responsible is crucial to quickly having your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses reimbursed promptly.
Despite their frequency, each slip and fall accident is different and depends on the facts specific to your case. Promptly consulting an attorney immediately after your slip and fall accident will greatly increase your chances of success in obtaining the recovery to which you’re entitled.
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