When you hear the term slip-and-fall, you might picture a comedic movie or cartoon when an individual steps on a liquid or round objects, resulting in a slow and dramatic fall. They are often able to get right back up, only to fall again in the next scene.
Unfortunately, slip-and-fall accidents in real life are not comedic. In many cases, victims experience serious, or even catastrophic injuries.
At Lewis & Tompkins, P.C., our law firm understands the devastation and losses a serious injury can cause. A catastrophic injury could change a victim’s life completely, as they now require ongoing medical care. As such, our skilled attorneys take the time to assess the matter, understanding the details of the injury, the parties involved and the full spectrum of losses suffered by the injured victim.
Slip-and-fall accidents are often caused by the negligence of a property owner. A risk or danger is present that the property owner should have been aware of. Due to their failure to correct it or warn others of the risks makes them responsible for the damages that resulted from a slip-and-fall.
Whether it is an icy sidewalk, a spill on the floor, defective flooring, improper lighting or any other condition that could lead to a trip or slip, fall victims should understand that they have rights and options. Through a personal injury or premise liability action, the injured party could recover a wide range of losses and damages. This often includes medical bills, future medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and other related damages.
An unexpected and severe injury from a slip-and-fall could impact an individual and their family significantly. Thus, you should seek legal guidance about your options when it comes to holding another party liable and recovering compensation.