The Complexities of a Slip and Fall
Every year, thousands of individuals are injured as a result of slip-and-fall accidents. These accidents often result in serious injuries such as herniated discs, which may require surgery to repair.
Some slip-and-fall accidents occur through no one’s fault. However, many are due to the negligence of store or building proprietors who have failed to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition.
There are many factors to examine in determining whether your fall is the result of negligence. This could include, among other things, a thorough review of building code standards.
Often times, the area where the fall occurred will need to be appropriately measured and examined to determine whether it satisfies the applicable building code. Various standards, such as those promulgated by the International Code Council, could apply.
Our firm has the experience and expertise necessary to examine all aspects of your slip-and-fall accident. Call us today for a free consultation.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)