Slip and fall accidents may sound relatively minor, but these incidents often result in serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, hip fractures, spinal cord injuries, and more. In cases where these accidents occur at a place of business and as a result of negligence, the injured party may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries.
Recovering Compensation for a Slip and Fall Accident
Not every slip and fall accident leads to liability.
For you to successfully obtain compensation, you must prove negligence by showing the following:
- The negligent party knew or reasonably should have known about the dangerous condition that led to the accident.
- The dangerous condition exists on the property the negligent party controls or owns.
- The negligent party failed to protect against, repair, or provide sufficient warning of the condition.
To hold a business or property owner liable, it must have been foreseeable that the negligence would create a dangerous situation. For example, if paint spills on the ground of a hardware store, it is not cleaned up within a reasonable timeframe, and someone slips and falls, resulting in injuries, the business could be held liable for the injuries.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Whether you are shopping at a grocery store or at the mall, there are many dangerous conditions that can result in slip and fall accidents.
Here are some of the most common causes:
- Uneven flooring and pavement without warning signs
- Loose rugs or mats
- Bulging or worn-out carpeting
- Uncleaned spills
- Trash or debris on the floor
- Improper or inadequate lighting
- Cords running across walkways
If you were injured at a business after a slip and fall accident, do not hesitate to hire an experienced attorney to represent your case and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
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If you slipped and fell at a business, resulting in injuries, the legal team at Frish Law Group, APLC can provide the guidance and skilled legal advice you need to obtain fair and just compensation. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay any legal fees until we win your case.
Call our law office today at (818) 477-1905 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss the details of your slip and fall accident.