If you slip and fall when you’re out and about attending to the chores of everyday life, you may feel more embarrassed than anything else. The fact is, however, that slip and falls accidents like yours are not only very common but are also very dangerous. Property owners and managers, including those for the stores, restaurants, and other businesses that you regularly visit, are responsible for maintaining their properties in reasonably safe condition to allow for you and other visitors’ reasonably safe passage, and when they fail to do so, dangerous slip and falls can result.
If a business owner’s negligence leaves you injured in a slip and fall, don’t hesitate to reach out to an experienced Springfield slip and fall attorney for the professional legal guidance you need.
Although you may not think about slip and falls as being particularly threatening, they are as common as they are serious, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the statistics to back this up, including:
The seriousness of slip and fall accidents should never be underestimated.
The laws related to slip and fall accidents are predicated on negligence, and to be successful, your claim must include the following components:
If you slip and fall on a business property, don’t immediately assume it’s because you are a klutz. You very likely didn’t slip, fall, and become injured for no reason, and obtaining the compensation to which you’re entitled is the surest path toward a full recovery.
Nearly any old tripping hazard – and there are many – can lead to a dangerous slip and fall accident, including all of the following:
Slippery, uneven, or badly worn walkways – of every variety – often lead to dangerous slip and falls.
Every slip and fall accident follows its own course and is unique to the set of circumstances involved, but there are some basic first steps that routinely apply if you’ve been injured in such an accident, including:
If you are unable to take care of all these tasks yourself, someone at the scene will likely step in to help.
If a negligent property owner leaves you injured in a slip and fall accident, the resourceful Springfield slip and fall attorneys at Malman Law understand how important just compensation is to your recovery and are committed to aggressively advocating on behalf of your rights. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.