A Quick Rundown of
Basic Information On Slip And Fall Accidents
Everyday many people report to emergency rooms after suffering injuries after a slip and fall accident at the office and even at home. The common causes of slip and fall accidents include wet floors, damaged stairways, uneven flooring, unsafe construction areas, poorly maintained sidewalks, low lighting in busy areas and faulty handrails .
By familiarizing yourself with the causes of slip and fall accidents you can protect yourself from such incidents. The following critical facts about slip and fall accidents to help you and your family members in the event of injuries from such accidents.
Property owners are charged with the responsibility of keeping the offices and the rest of the property safe. Many people who are victims of slip and fall accidents do not know the responsibility of keeping the walkway safe lies with the property owner.
In cases where property owners see a hazard and fail to deal with it, they will be held responsible for any injuries that occur when someone slips and fall. It is therefore advisable that if you get involved in a slip and fall accident, you should call your attorney for advice and guidance on how you can get compensated for the pain and suffering brought by the injuries.
The majority of victims of slip and fall accidents are mostly the aged citizens. This is because as people age, their bones are less flexible and more likely to break unlike those of young people. Most of the senior citizens who are injured following a slip and fall accidents suffer from broken hips and backs.
If you are a senior citizen, it is essential that you avoid areas which you are likely to fall. If you know you are likely to slip and fall because of age or other condition, it is your responsibility to take extra care to minimize the chances of slip and fall accidents since it could make you immobile and can deprive you of your independence and quality of life.
If you get involved in a slip and fall accident, you should be silent about the case without your attorney’s guidance. Ideally what happens is that the victims of slip and fall accidents are contacted by the insurance company of the business where they fell. While it might seem awkward to answer their questions, keep in mind that you are not in any legal way supposed to speak to them. No matter how careful you might be, there is a good chance you will say something that will hinder your progress and deny you the deserved compensation.
Preserve the evidence as much as possible such as the shoes and clothing you were wearing on the day you fell.