Frequently Asked Questions
Can someone be held responsible for slip and fall injuries?
Slipping and falling is a common occurrence for most people at some point in their lives. However, sometimes slips can cause serious and debilitating injuries. While a slip and fall can be a complete accident with no one at fault, depending on the situation, the owner of the property or someone else involved can be held accountable.
Common causes for slip and fall accidents:
- Wet or curled up edges on floor mats
- Cables and cords in walkways
- Icy or wet walkways
- Any spilled liquids in walking areas
- Uneven ground or ripped carpet in walking areas
- Poor lighting
Though these are not the only incidents where slip and falls can occur, these are some of the most common. If a slip and fall occurs because the owner or manager of a building or space is negligent in taking care of their establishment, they could be responsible for the slip and fall.
In order to file a claim and receive compensation for your accident, the an experienced attorney will have to prove that the owners of the building or business were negligent. This means that they knew about the hazard and failed to address it or failed to keep people away from the problem or hazard.
The Law Office of Robert L. Ward has decades of experience with personal injury law, including numerous slip and fall cases. We can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injury.