Slip, Trip-And-Fall Accidents
Public businesses are expected to keep their walkways free from slippery surfaces, debris or other potential hazards in order to prevent slip and fall cases due to negligence. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case. If a store owner, manager, landlord, or tenant fails to provide safe walkways, you may be entitled to compensation from a slip and fall accident. Slip and fall injuries are common in supermarkets, shopping malls, parking lots, theaters, and sidewalks. Most “slip and fall” claims occur on the premises of businesses, but they can also occur on private property. Premises liability accidents may result in serious physical injuries, including broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord injury, and wrongful death. It is important to document any injuries right away. Some actions you can take are:
- Create an accident report of your slip or fall with the owner/manager before leaving the premise.
- Ask witnesses for their contact information to be contacted by your attorney later.
- Document the hazard that caused your injuries. Take photos if possible.
- Seek medical attention immediately and report any discomfort to medical personal.
Serafini and Serafini can help with falls on ice, slip and fall accidents in stores, sidewalk claims and other common trip and fall accidents. Free consultations are available today.