A slip and fall accident consists of a fall causing injuries. This can be the fault of an individual person or a business entity failing to correctly and safely maintain its property. Slip and fall injuries can often be very serious, causing head, neck, and spinal cord injuries. Broken bones are common as well. Some slip and fall injuries may cause life-long disabilities.
Even a seemingly minor concussion may be the catalyst for life-long pain and suffering and trigger emotional problems.
Why Slip And Fall Accidents Happen
If property owners (residential or commercial) fail to keep their buildings, parking areas and walkways safe and secure, they generate the possibility of harm. In fact, some landlords and property owners must maintain safety specifications based on codes set forth by government agencies. Failing to do so may make them accountable for the accidents you suffer as a result of violations of these safety standards.
Slip and fall accidents may be caused by various conditions, including wet floors, poorly lit stairs, loose rugs, broken or uneven sidewalks, or spills on walking areas.
You may become a victim of a slip and fall injury while shopping in a store, residing in a building, or as a pedestrian just walking along the street. These injuries are particularly troubling for the elderly or disabled, but slip and fall accidents happen to people of all ages.
Why You Should Contact An Attorney For Slip And Fall Accidents
When someone is injured in a slip and fall accident, all of the physical trauma may not immediately reveal itself. It sometimes takes several months to completely evaluate your injuries. A slip and fall victim may require surgery or other extensive rehabilitation.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, it is vital that you obtain an incident report and try to gather contact information from witnesses to the accident. This information may be essential to your case and will help the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group better document your accident. The slip and fall attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green are ready to protect your legal rights. Call now.