A slip and fall accident is a very common type of personal injury case that can happen to anyone. Generally, these will be covered under premises liability, with the advantage that there is usually an easily identifiable responsible party. This is either the owner of the property or the business involved, which implies a high likelihood of ability to pay. Many factors can lead to a slip or fall injury, though you may not realize that they involve liability. Negligence under the law is not just about actively causing someone harm at the time of injury, but also includes failing to take reasonable precautions to prevent a dangerous situation from developing in the first place.
Common slip and fall accidents can occur due to loose carpeting, poor lighting, and cracked or otherwise improperly maintained sidewalks and steps. When these lead to injury, there can be liability involved as it is generally incumbent on the business or owner of the premises to address all safety issues. If you have sustained a tangible injury as a result of a slip and fall, don’t automatically attribute it to your carelessness or bad luck, as this could have been a preventable injury. In this case, you can collect by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Even what may seem like a minor injury at the time can rapidly lead to very real and substantial costs. You are entitled to repayment for direct medical expenses and those that result from the impact of your injury on your daily life for weeks, months, or years.