Slip and fall injuries are one of the most common accidents and one of the most difficult personal injury claims. Be sure to hire a trained and experienced lawyer for your case.
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, even in stores, restaurants, and shops. Because these places require constant cleaning, employees have to constantly sweep and mop their floors. Although this is a good practice for a business to have, sometimes these employees will do the job in a negligent and disorderly fashion. Employees are supposed to warn their patrons or customers if the floor is slippery or wet. Or at the very least, they should leave a “wet floor” sign on the wet area.
Common Injuries Stemming from Slip and Fall Accidents
When employees don’t follow proper safety protocols, their customers or patrons could slip and fall in their store. Here are the common injuries stemming from slip and fall accidents:
- Broken back
- Hip fracture
- Back Pain
- Dislocated knee and elbows
Will the Store be Held Liable for my Injuries?
When property is open to the public for business purposes, the customers or patrons are considered to be “invitees.” These businesses have the obligation to warn these invitees of known obvious and non-obvious dangers, and they will be held liable if someone gets injured while on their property. A wet floor is considered to be a non-obvious danger because you don’t know a surface is too slippery until it is too late.
Thus, when you slip and fall in a store through no fault or negligence of your own, the store will generally be held liable for your injuries. This means, that the store will have to pay for your lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages you may have from the accident.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Unlike most other personal injury cases, the only way to obtain compensation for your injuries is by filing a lawsuit. Once the lawsuit is filed, slip and fall attorneys know how to negotiate with the business, their insurance companies, and their attorneys.
Fortunately, our San Diego premises liability lawyers specialize in slip and fall accidents. We have represented numerous slip and fall clients who have been satisfied with how our law office represented them and the compensation they received. If you or someone you know has ever been involved in a slip and fall accident, please contact our office for a free consultation.Follow us!