An everyday errand or walk with the dog could suddenly take a turn for the worse. This could happen quickly, in the blink of an eye, in a slip-and-fall accident. There really is no need to decode the term ‘slip-and-fall’ as it is exactly what it sounds like. Slip and falls can be complete unforeseen accidents, or they could have involvement in terms of another’s liability and/or negligence.
With cooler weather and winter weather officially here, slip-and-falls can happen outside on slick ground or ice. If the slip-and-fall happened on another’s property (especially in the constraints of a public area, like a sidewalk) or in the entryway of a business, it could mean the property owner shares some level of accountability and responsibility for that person’s injury. Property owners are expected to uphold a standard of care, a reasonableness, concerning the safety of their property. For instance, a wet floor, left un-mopped in the entryway of a store could easily render a person to slip-and-fall causing injury.
At PC, we know how impactful these slip and fall injuries can be on the injured and their family. A few seconds could render a person with moderate to serious injuries. These injuries could require significant medical care and medical bills. It could also render a person unable to work and thus lost wages can be the result of a slip-and-fall-accident.
Seeking damages is a reasonable response when injured and suffered losses in a slip and fall injury. There could be hints of responsibility in an investigation of the incident that on may not have initially been aware of. The scene of the slip and fall is important also, as it sets the stage for who may be responsible for an unreasonably unsafe environment.