When you decide to go out for the day, the last thing you expect is to get injured. We get it, it’s not something that runs through your mind, especially if you’ve never fallen in a public place. Unfortunately, sometimes you aren’t aware of hazards until it’s too late.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries and they can happen to anyone, anywhere. If it has happened to you, then you may need a slip and fall accident lawyer. It the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are ready to sit down with you and answer any questions you may have about your case.
How They Happen
When you slip and fall in public and are injured, your instincts may tell you to get up and keep going. You may be embarrassed. Don’t be. Immediately alert the property owner or manager and seek medical attention for your injuries.
Slip and fall accidents happen for many reasons and many are preventable, but sometimes property owners don’t take proper precautions to prevent injuries. If store employees don’t use “wet floor” signs when they mop or fail to clean up spills in a timely manner, their negligence could injure someone. If a parking lot is poorly designed and collects water or ice and the owner does not take measures to clean it up or warn customers of danger, they could be liable for any injuries that occur.
In most public places, any stairs that the public uses must have some sort of surface that is non-skid to prevent slip and fall accidents. If they don’t, or the stairs are not properly maintained or have missing handrails, then the property owner could be liable for damages.
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability cases because they are the most preventable. These types of accidents can send you to the hospital and keep you from working, jeopardizing the livelihood of you and your family.
What To Do
If you’ve been in an accident, report it to the property owner or manager immediately. After that, you may need a Norristown slip and fall accident attorney to help you through the complexities of these types of cases.
The attorneys at the Dan Doyle Law Group understand that an injury can keep you from living your daily life. Not only will medical bills pile up, but you could lose income from an inability to work. Be aware that a property owner or insurance company may try to put the blame on you for something they should be held liable for. We don’t think that is fair to you. If they didn’t follow regulations and their negligence caused your accident, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve so that you can get back to living your life.
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