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Slip and Fall
Many debilitating injuries arise from people slipping or tripping on wet, slippery or greasy surfaces as well as unexpected holes in sidewalks. These injuries are often the responsibility of property owners or the government entities responsible for maintaining public areas.
If you are on someone else’s property and you injure yourself as a result of a dangerous condition on the property, the land owner or business proprietor may be liable for your injuries.
There are four generalized categories under which fall down accidents may be grouped:
- Trip-and-fall: where there is a foreign object in the walking path – like a stack of books in a walkway that is normally clear;
- Stump-and-fall: where there is an impediment in the walking surface – like a power cord that runs between two cubicles that wasn’t there previously;
- Step-and-fall: where there is an unexpected failure or hole in the walking surface, such as a missing manhole cover or utility cover in the sidewalk;
- Slip-and-fall: in which the interface of the shoe and the floor fails – you slip and fall on someone’s wet or greasy floor and there are no warning signs posted anywhere.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, it is very important to file an accident report with the business where the event occurred. If possible, you or anyone you are with should take pictures with their phone of the area where the accident took place. It is also important to write down everything that you can remember that lead up to the accident. All of this information will be very important when you file a claim for compensation for your injuries.
If you’re hurt in a slip and fall, an experienced injury attorney can help you determine the value your claim and bring the appropriate action for recovery. At the Law Office of Boris Davidovskiy P.C., we can help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case and build a strategy to ensure the most successful outcome possible. Although recovering from a slip and fall accident can be stressful, you don’t need to go at it alone.