3 Examples of a Slip and Fall Lawsuit
One of the biggest reasons people don't seek damages after a slip and fall accident is simply because they are embarrassed about the situation. However, when severe injuries have been sustained, embarrassment is the least of your problems. Slip and fall accidents can result in broken bones, strained muscles, and even traumatic brain injuries. It's in your best interest to hire a lawyer for a slip and fall lawsuit now rather than later.
If you are injured by a slip and fall accident, how do you determine who is at fault? Some accidents are simply accidents, and others could have easily been prevented by safe practices by the property owner. Here are some examples of real-world slip and fall accidents wherein you may be entitled to compensation.
A Grocery Store Slip Up
If you're in a grocery store and slip and fall on a wet floor and have a broken arm, this would be a reason to hire a lawyer for a slip and fall lawsuit. This fall may have happened because:
- Signs were not put out after a floor was mopped.
- Something was spilled and not cleaned up in a timely manner.
- Front door carpets were not available for rainy or snowy occasions and customers tracked in excess water on the floors.
- The store has an automatic misting system for produce that sprayed the floor.
Falling In a Dimly-Lit Parking Area
Imagine you're leaving a store and walking to your car in the dark. Because of low lighting in the parking lot, you're unable to see a large pothole. When you step directly into this large pothole, you twist your ankle and fall, resulting in a broken ankle and hurt back. Store owners are responsible for keeping their parking lots safe and well-lit! They may be liable for damages if it's found that they were negligent in maintaining the parking lot.
On the Job
If you slip and fall at work because short cuts that were being taken, inadequate guidelines were posted to keep the floor safe, or a dangerous situation was ignored by a person in charge, this could also lead to a slip and fall lawsuit.
If you've experienced one of the situations above, or you want to know if your situation can lead to a slip and fall lawsuit, contact Sloat Law for more information. We offer free consultations that can help you determine the viability of your lawsuit.