Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and falls can happen at any time. All it takes is one slip of the foot on a wet surface you are down on the ground. Serious injuries can arise from even the simplest slip and fall. These injuries can cause you to lose your job, face financial difficulties, and hinder your ability to provide for you and your family.
Government entities, property owners and public facility managers have a duty to maintain the safety of their premise. If they do not, they could be held liable for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident.
The vast majority of slip and fall accidents occur within a business setting. For example, you could be walking in the grocery store and accidentally slip on a puddle of milk that someone spilled on the floor. If the store manager or employees did not make an effort to clean up the spill, or put up a sign warning people, they may be responsible for your injuries
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
This is a partial list of many possible causes.
Holes in the ground or pavement
Snow or ice that hasn’t been removed
Stairs that have not been properly maintained, e.g. crumbling concrete
Unmarked zones of danger, or failure to post signs that warn the public of a hazard
Damaged sidewalks, driveways or walkways that lead to the business
After a Slip and Fall Accident
After a slip and fall, immediately seek medical attention. Your health is the top priority. You could have sustained internal injuries or other issues that might show up for weeks or even months down the road. This will help document any injuries you suffered from the fall as well.
Be sure to report the incident to any staff or personnel on the premise. If you can do so in a safe manner, try to take a few pictures of the area where you slipped. Collecting the contact information for any witnesses can also be beneficial in your case.
The more evidence you can compile prior to visiting a Washington injury attorney, the better.
Washington State Slip and Fall Attorneys
Many factors go into determining whether or not you are entitled to compensation for your slip and fall injuries. The best way to find out is to schedule a free consultation with us.
In slip and fall cases, like other accidents, insurance companies may use tactics to convince you to settle for less than you deserve. You need experienced legal representatives who understand the law and are on your side.
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