Slip & fall accidents can occur in any number of locations – in your apartment building, another residential building, at work, a commercial building, outside on the pavement, or elsewhere. Property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to keep their buildings and grounds safe for those who live or work there, or who visit or pass through. Where they are negligent in this duty, accidents and injuries can result. There are many potential causes of these types of incidents, such as:
- Slippery substances on the floor
- Safety hazard insufficiently warned against
- Torn carpeting
- Uneven flooring
- Unpredictable changes in flooring
- Loose objects on a walking surface
- Partially obstructed walkways
- Gapes or holes in a walking surface
- An unsafe staircase
- Lack of needed handrails
- Poorly lit walking areas
If you have suffered a slip & fall accident, there are several important steps you must take to protect your health and well-being. Of course, seek medical attention. If possible, take photographs of the conditions which caused the accident as well as any visible injuries. Document the incident in detail and obtain contact details of any witnesses. As soon as possible, talk to a lawyer about compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more.
Seeking Compensation for a Slip & Fall
The legal team at Amaro Law Firm will review your case and determine the best approach for pursuing the damages you deserve. Whether the liable party is a private individual, a landlord, building manager, government entity or other, we will fight relentlessly for a just outcome to your case. With 22 years in practice, our seasoned preparation, negotiation and courtroom skills can make all the difference to your future.