Slip and fall accidents are normally categorized under the premises liability umbrella. When a premises does not exhibit safe conditions or is not free of hazards, an individual can pursue a lawsuit or claim if they become injured while on the property. The law allows individuals to seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to their slip and fall case.
Most premise liability cases are caused by substances on the ground, such as water or food. Someone can also slip and fall on an uneven surface or loose rug. These types of accidents can happen anywhere, public or private. For instance, if someone goes shopping at a retail store and slips and falls over a product they did not see on the floor, they could potentially have a slip and fall case. A slip and fall can happen at a restaurant, grocery store, apartment complex, parking lot, sidewalk, or gas station. However, it is worth noting that not all slip and fall accidents result in viable cases. It is important to seek the advice of a qualified slip and fall attorney for a detailed assessment to verify whether you have a slip and fall case worth pursuing.
At the Law Office of Sharon L. Silver, we have represented numerous slip and fall clients. We can counsel you on the appropriate measures to take. We have represented clients suffering from fractured bones and injuries to the head, back, hip, legs, arms, and shoulders. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a slip and fall, our firm can help you seek suitable compensation for your damages. If there is liability, we will establish it and seek recompense on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule a personalized consultation.
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