What Are the Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

If you are invited onto someone’s property, there is an assumption that the property is safe. If there are hazards that can cause slip and fall accidents, then that property owner has been negligent. They should be held accountable for the injuries and pain that their negligence causes. A Washington, D.C. supermarket accident lawyer from our firm can help you with that.

What Are Some Common Hazards That Can Cause Slip and Fall Accidents?

There are plenty of potential causes of slip and fall accidents that should be addressed by property owners before they invite anyone onto their land or into their establishment. Some common issues include:

  • Loose floorboards or carpeting
  • Wet floors
  • Debris or clutter on walkways
  • Broken banisters in stairwells
  • Broken or uneven walkways and stairs
  • Poor lighting
  • Exposed wires and cables

Any of these things can cause someone to fall and hurt themselves.

Can Injuries From Slip and Fall Accidents Be Serious?

Of course, especially for older victims. Common outcomes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Bruises and strained muscles
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Joint and soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Some of these injuries can take a long time to recover from. Others can continue to affect you for life.

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?

We do not care where your slip and fall accidents happened. If you got hurt and you believe that the negligence of someone else was to blame, we are ready to help you. We can assist you if you fall in:

  • A supermarket
  • Parking garages
  • Amusement parks
  • Shopping centers
  • Restaurants
  • Someone’s private residence

We can help you fight for a fair compensation offer that covers your expenses and makes up for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the accident. You might receive an offer from the insurance company right after an accident. You might be told that you need to act quickly to get your money, but there is rarely a good reason to take this initial offer. Get your injuries evaluated and talk to a lawyer about your options before you take a check and lock yourself out of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.

Can I Be Blamed For My Own Injuries?

The defense and insurance company are probably going to try to blame your accident on you., They have a good reason to do that. If a jury were to determine that you were even slightly at fault for the accident, you cannot receive compensation. This is true even if you are just one percent to blame for the accident occurring. That’s just how the strict contributory negligence rules in D.C. work.

Talk to Our Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one were hurt in a slip and fall, contact Trombly & Singer. We can schedule a consultation for you and help you learn more about your legal options.