Every day people travel along sidewalks to get from one location to another. Usually, no one is thinking about hazards that appear on a sidewalk. However, there can be many hazards present that could potentially cause an accident. These accidents can cause individuals to slip and fall, which can lead to serious injuries. With these injuries, individuals may seek liability. They may need the compensation from damages to pay for medical bills. As someone who is injured due to a slip and fall accident, you should speak to an attorney to consider your options. You may be able to seek liability for your accident, leading to the compensation you need to recover.
What can cause a sidewalk slip and fall accident?
Sidewalk accidents can happen due to a variety of factors. This can include loose debris, hazardous materials and surface problems. Weather conditions can also influence the safety of the sidewalk. When weather conditions are involved in the accident, it can become more complicated. Weather conditions need to be addressed within the allotted time after a storm. If you took the risk and used the sidewalk before this period of time, then you may not be able to seek negligence on behalf of another party.
Who is responsible for my slip and fall accident?
Most sidewalks are the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. This can include a private citizen, a commercial property owner or a municipality. The victim of the accident will have to prove negligence on the part of the property owner. This means that the victim will have to prove that the owner knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous condition of the sidewalk and failed to address it.
For these cases, it is important to seek medical attention. Get the attention you need to address your injuries. Also, this will document your injuries, proving the effects of the slip and fall accident. If there were witnesses to your accident, they can help build a case and validate your incident. Preserving evidence in any way is very important in creating a case for your incident. In order to do so, you can seek the help of our attorneys. We can gather evidence for you and advise you in the best way possible.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.