What Does Slip-And-Fall Injuries Entail

by Panter, Panter Sampedro, P.A Personal Injury Law Firm.

The National Floor Safety Institute reports that more than 8 million people end up in emergency room settings because of slip-and-fall occurrences each year. These happenings are definitely prevalent, and anyone can fall victim to them. If you are someone who is not yet familiar with such incidents, you may want to go over these details. You could be eligible for professional assistance if you are a victim in such an incident.

What Is a Slip-And-Fall Injury Specifically?

A slip-and-fall incident is exactly what it sounds like. It is a situation in which a victim slips on something and then falls down to the ground. The trip-and-fall incident is a variation of the slip-and-fall incident, and it happens when a person trips over something dangerous and falls.

The object over which the person slips or trips could be anything from a small toy to a piece of food. To qualify, it just needs to cause the fall. The fall can occur anywhere, although a majority of slip-and-fall incidents do happen inside of business establishments.

What Makes a Slip-And-Fall Injury a Legal Matter?

The element of neglect is what can turn a slip-and-fall incident into a matter that requires a slip and fall lawyer to resolve. Neglect occurs when someone's injuries occur because some other party does something, or fails to do something crucial that could have prevented the accident.

Let's use a restaurant incident for example. A waitress knowingly drops a slippery piece of a tomato as she delivers a platter but does not pick it up right away. A customer later slips on the tomato, falls, and then suffers a brain injury because of it. The server is at fault for not taking care of the mess or at least warning someone of the danger. Therefore, the victim has the right to consult a brain injury attorney about getting some compensation.

What Can an Attorney Do?

The main goal of this type of attorney is to get compensation for his or her client. To succeed, the attorney must prove that the other party acted in a neglectful fashion. That's usually a very simple thing to do in a slip-and-fall case. However, some offending parties may try to fight the cases. In that case, the person may need a skilled lawyer's help. Two types of damages may be payable when a slip and fall lawyer intervenes. Those are compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory covers most of the bills and the punitive deters the offender from making the same mistake twice.

Are You Eligible for Help?

It's difficult to tell whether you need a slip and fall accident attorney without scheduling a consultation. Many cases qualify for assistance with slip-and-fall situations. You may even be eligible for something that happened at your friend's house. Just call the facility and ask to schedule one. You'll know by the end of the session if help applies to you.

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