When you sustain injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident that happened on property owned by someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses and damages associated with your injuries.
A slip and fall case comes about when a property owner or someone responsible for the said property is negligent in the maintenance, repair and general upkeep of the property. When you’ve been injured on someone else’s property in a slip and fall accident, it can be unclear who is responsible for your injuries and who should pay the medical expenses you’ve incurred.
While slip and fall accidents can appear to be harmless, in many cases they can be very injurious. In fact, slip and falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injury. Over one million people in the United States are injured in falls annually. A simple slip and fall accident can lead to expensive medical bills, time away from work and sometimes even death in the most severe cases.
Slip and Falls and the Law
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to seek the assistance of an experienced slip and fall attorney. It takes skill and knowledge to know how to successfully prove the owner of the property was negligent. In order to build a strong case, your attorney must prove the following:
- That the condition of the property where the accident happened was dangerous
- That the property owner knew or should have known about the condition of the property
- That the owner of the property had a reasonable amount of time to repair the condition of the property
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Wet floors come to mind when most people think of slip and fall accidents. While wet floors are a leading cause of slip and fall accidents, other things can cause these types of accidents including:
- Abrupt changes in flooring characteristics
- Hidden hazards such a hole in the ground
- Uneven sidewalks
- Ice-covered sidewalks
- Poor lighting
- Narrow stairways
- Obstructions on flooring
- Mechanical faults in movable walkways
It’s important for a victim of a slip and fall accident to contact a slip and fall accident attorney right away. The cause of the accident must be documented before the property owner has time to correct the hazard that resulted in the accident. Proof of the hazard and the victim’s resulting injuries are essential to winning a slip and fall lawsuit.
Types of Injuries That can Result from Slip and Falls
Victims of slip and fall accidents can suffer severe physical injuries which may include:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Lacerations, contusions and abrasions
- Cosmetic disfigurement
- Neck and spinal injuries
- Traumatic head injuries and even,
Hogan Injury specializes in slip and fall accidents. We have the experience and expertise needed to gather information necessary for building a strong case. A slip and fall accident can leave you without work, mounting medical expenses and an uncertain future. We work hard to help our slip and fall clients get the compensation they both need and deserve and we can do the same for you. We offer a No Fee Consultation service which means you don’t pay us a thing unless you win your case.