An unexpected slip-and-fall accident can leave the victim with unexpected, and serious, injuries they may have to suffer with for the rest of their lives. It is important to know that personal injury legal resources are on the victim’s side to help with the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered when they have been harmed in a slip-and-fall accident.
Slip-and-fall accidents can involve spilled liquids in a store or other location; cracked pavement; uneven or broken steps; icy steps; potholes; unseen obstacles or debris; elevators that are not correctly leveled and in other settings and locations as well. Slip-and-fall accident injuries can include a variety of serious injuries victims may suffer. Victims may find they need help with medical bills they were not prepared for, as well as time away from work recovering, and emotional damages they may endure as a result of all of it.
When a property owner or party in possession of a property has been negligent in maintaining the property, they may be liable to compensate the victim for their damages. Property owners have certain duties including those related to repair and maintenance of the property and providing adequate warnings. Members of the public should be able to reasonably rely on their safety from a dangerous or hazardous property condition while on the property but, unfortunately, that is not always the case.
A slip-and-fall claim for damages can be complex so it also be helpful for victims and their families to have trained guidance throughout the process of making a claim. Knowing the right approach for making a claim is beneficial to help victims and their families recover the compensation they need through the remedies available to them while they focus on the healing process.