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Slip-and-fall accidents are both common, and many can result in serious injuries. People often make light of a slip-and-fall accident, treating it as if it is part of a comedy routine, but there is nothing humorous when it comes to injuries like traumatic brain injuries or a broken hip.
If you have suffered a slip-and-fall accident and were injured, you likely need the help of an experienced attorney. At Scardina Law, we can help you obtain the compensation you need to get back on your feet and move on with your life.
The Legal Duty Behind A Slip-And-Fall Accident
To recover compensation for a fall, there needs to have been negligence on the part of the landowner or business. This is because these entities have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for their visitors and customers. A store must clean up spills quickly after they occur to minimize the risk of a customer slipping.
Similarly, parking lots and sidewalks must be kept in good shape, and pot holes and deteriorating surfaces must be fixed. Stairs must have solid railings and slip-resistant treads. When this doesn’t happen and someone falls due to this negligence, the landowner or business can be liable for the injuries. Our attorneys can help discuss your facts and determine if you have a viable slip-and-fall claim.
To help your claim, if possible take pictures of the scene, from multiple angles, that show the cause of your fall. If there are witnesses, names and phone numbers can be a great help for us when we are examining your case.
Injuries From Slip And Falls
Slip and falls are the leading cause of brain injuries, broken hips and for the elderly. These can all be very serious. In the most severe situations, a slip-and-fall accident can cause death. But a broken hip or a traumatic brain injury can be life-changing, and result in significant expenses and lead to substantial health care interventions, including difficult surgeries and greatly diminished quality of life.