If you got injured in a recent slip and fall accident, you’re eligible to get compensation for any sort of injury that you sustained. However, you might face difficulty assessing how much you can claim as compensation. To get help with that, reach out to the Law Office of James T. Ponton, LLC for a free evaluation of your case.
Who should pay for the damages?
Suppose you were visiting your friend for a housewarming party. The friend recently moved to a newly rented apartment, and on your way there, you tripped and fell because of a hazard. If it’s established that the owner of the property was already aware of the situation, you can hold the owner liable for the accident. There are several things to keep in mind when you file a claim. You’ll have to demonstrate that the owner chose to do nothing about the potential hazard even after knowing that it could lead to an accident.
Now, even if you were partially responsible and the owner has put up a notice informing everyone of the danger, under some circumstances, you may be able to get compensation. It’s best to get in touch with a lawyer regarding your chances of winning a claim.
Types of injuries:
Numerous injuries, such as soft tissue injuries, brain injuries, cuts and abrasions, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones, can result from slips and falls. Soft tissue injuries may not be immediately obvious and, if addressed, can result in persistent discomfort. Even minor head injuries need to be treated right away by a doctor. Cuts and abrasions may just need a little care, but they could be the surface of more severe wounds. While shattered bones can range in severity from small to severe, they almost always pose a life-threatening threat and necessitate continued medical care.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents:
Business negligence frequently results in slip-and-fall incidents. The presence of debris on the floor, unusually damp floors, uneven surfaces, and dangerous construction or work zones are common reasons. Businesses may still be held accountable for their negligence, even if the victim shares some of the blame.
If you are someone who recently got injured in a slip and fall accident and suffered severe injuries, see a lawyer right away after getting medical care. A lawyer may be able to help you get compensation for your losses.