Slip and fall accidents can happen almost anywhere and at any time. These are the types of accidents that are difficult to anticipate. With the unpredictable nature of these accidents, it can often be difficult to know how you can proceed with one of these cases. Determining whether it could be time for you to receive a slip and fall lawyer means knowing your rights. Here are some of the most common causes of slip and fall injuries and what you should know:
Restaurants and bars: restaurant employees and bar guests are often exposed to areas where it could be easy to slip and fall due to spill drinks, wet floors, poor lighting, unmarked stairs, and slippery bathrooms.
Gyms: Gyms and training facilities are often home to improperly stored equipment, uneven flooring, wet floors and a host of tripping hazards. Shower areas and slick floors in changing rooms can often pose a risk as well.
Supermarkets: poor maintenance and tripping hazards throughout supermarkets can often lead to incidents across the shopping floor.
Sidewalks: slippery driveways or sidewalks can often lead to incidences of tripping and falling. A crack in the sidewalk or uneven walkways can cause problems with people slipping and falling on the premises.
Escalators and elevators: malfunctioning elevators and escalators can also be the cause of trip and fall accidents. Elevator manufacturers, as well as the location, can all hold liability for resulting injuries.
If you’ve been the victim of a slip and fall or trip and fall it’s important to gather evidence to prove the liability of the incident and to receive compensation for your injuries. You need to first prove that the situation that resulted in your tripping and falling was as a result of negligence.
No matter where you happen to experience your injury, if a larger company or other party was involved in the injury on the part of negligence, it is important to gather evidence and then speak to a legal party when possible. A legal representative can view accident reports, check on property maintenance as well as examine all of the evidence to determine if you have a case. You could recoup damages for past and future medical bills lost income, pain and suffering and more. Contact us today and we can determine if you have a case.
This post was written by Wendy Doyle-Palumbo. Wendy is a New Port Richey Injury Lawyer at Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq. Wendy has over 25 years of experience practicing law and has won several cases in helping those get the compensation that they deserve!