As you go about your day-to-day activities, the last thing you probably think about is falling and becoming severely injured. But the truth is that slip and fall accidents happen all the time in grocery stores, in parking lots, on city streets, and even on residential properties. Often, those falls lead to serious injuries to the brain, back, spine, and other areas of the body. And sadly, most serious falls are almost always avoidable if not for the negligence of a property or business owner.
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, the Lancaster slip and fall accident attorneys with Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. wants to serve as an advocate for you, helping you hold the at-fault party in your case accountable for their negligence and/or inaction that led to your injury. Our team will look at all aspects of your case and leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of a just and fair settlement or verdict for you.
Do not put off contacting our Lancaster slip and fall accident attorney. The law limits the amount of time during which you can file your personal injury claim. contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
More than 8 million people are seen in hospital ERs around the country for injuries sustained from falling, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. Floors and flooring materials are a direct and leading contributor in more than 2 million fall injuries annually, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, such as when a floor is uneven, sloping, or has loose mats or rugs. Accidents can result when floors have been recently polished or waxed, or when non-skid floor treatments are necessary but not put into use. Similarly, worn or bulging carpet can become dangerous, and items caught in the carpet that cause tripping can also be problematic.
Some other common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Spills in the victim’s path.
- Unsalted parking lot or sidewalk surfaces.
- Failure to use appropriate barriers to prevent victims walking on slippery wet floors.
- Parking lot potholes.
- Loose gravel or other debris in the path of the victim.
- Poor lighting that makes it difficult for the victim to see any potential perils.
- Cords crossing the pathway of the victim.
Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?
Property owners owe most people a “duty of care” to keep their properties maintained so that visitors to the property are not injured. If they fall short of this duty, they can be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result.
Our Lancaster slip and fall accident attorney is ready to go head-to-head with the big insurance companies that often represent businesses and others who may be responsible for your injuries. Our team at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. fights hard to recover the compensation due to you, including payment for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering as well as any other damages resulting from your slip and fall. Schedule your free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.