Hazards exist around every corner, and it is up to property owners to minimize them for the safety of their guests. When a property owner fails to do so, people get injured in premises liability accidents, or slip and fall cases.
If you have been injured while on someone else’s property, you may be able to receive compensation for the expenses resulting from your injury. Whether these expenses are medical or psychological, you may be entitled to full compensation. The Skinner Accident and Injury Lawyers are here to fight for you.
Avoiding Liabilities: Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Premises liability accidents happen when property owners fail to maintain their premises or fail to properly warn visitors of the present hazards. Some examples of this include ensuring staircases do not have loose carpeting or putting a sign up when the floor might be wet. When hazards such as these are left unchecked, unsuspecting visitors could find themselves seriously hurt.
Some common causes of premises liabilities:
- Uneven flooring
- Roof or floor collapses
- Unmarked stairs or steps
- Unstable porch
- Porch or porch railing failure
- Slippery floors from ice or cleaning solutions
- Uncovered electrical wiring
Common injuries caused by premises liability accidents:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back, spinal, and neck injuries
Recovering Damages from a Premises Liability Accident
Premises liability cases are treated the same as any other personal injury case. The fault needs to be proven, and the expenses need to be proven. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you need to be able to prove that the accident would have been preventable if the property owner had been more proactive. An attorney well versed in premises liability law will be able to identify and expose the ways in which the property owner was negligent and caused the accident.
Just as you need to prove how the property owner was responsible for your injury, you will need to prove that you are owed the amount you are requesting. This is done through medical records and doctor testimony for medical expenses. If your injury impacted your work and you’re claiming a loss of income, you will need to provide proof through pay stubs and testimony. Our lawyers can help you understand what is and isn’t recoverable in your case.
Hiring A Firm That Has Your Back
When you get injured, it can feel like the system has failed you. Don’t let the property owner’s negligence lead you to financial ruin and mounting medical debt. Find a law firm that understands how to hold the system accountable and how to work to get you the compensation you deserve.
The team at Skinner Accident and Injury Lawyers understands the struggles that go hand-in-hand with slip and fall injuries, and we are here to help you through each of them. With years of experience in personal injury law, our attorneys will advise you on how to proceed, represent you in court, and work to get you the maximum compensation possible. The attorneys at Skinner Accident and Injury Lawyers are experienced, skilled, and ready to fight for your best interests in court. For help with your case, contact us today at 304-725-7029.