Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common personal injury cases. They occur when an individual trips or falls due to the negligent actions of another. These types of accidents may transpire while at work or while on the premises of another individual or business. Some of the most common reasons that a slip and fall may occur are spills or slippery surfaces, torn carpeting, and poor lighting. Slip and fall accidents can be detrimental to an individual’s health and well-being. Spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and concussions are known to occur due to slip and fall accidents.
Proving Slip and Fall Liability
When slip and falls occur on the premises of another party, premises liability should be immediately established in order to determine the party at fault for the injury. The following are the most common ways of proving liability for a property owner:
- Owner of property created the dangerous condition
- Owner knew and failed to warn of dangerous condition
- Owner failed to correct dangerous condition
It is the responsibility of the property owner, whether private or commercial, to provide a safe environment for the invitees of their property, especially since injuries from slip and fall accidents could require expensive medical bills and result in lost wages.
Contact a Lexington Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know is the victim of a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of another, contact Wilson & McQueen, PLLC to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for the injuries you sustained. Please call (800) 953-2373 today to speak with one of our experienced and professional personal injury lawyers.