Slip-and-fall injuries are not only common, but they also can lead to substantial problems for those who are hurt. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 17,000 people die, and more than 1 million people suffer injuries due to slip-and-fall accidents every year.
Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Injuries
- Walking — Simply walking can result in injury, whether you trip over a broken piece of concrete, slip on icy pavement or fall after catching your foot on a broken floor surface.
- Dangerous conditions — Conditions on a piece of property may make it unsafe for people to be there. Also, the person harmed must not have been able to anticipate the dangerous condition under the circumstances. When a dangerous condition exists, the property owner can be held liable for the damages someone else suffers because of a slip-and-fall.
Property owners have to take reasonable steps to ensure they correct known defects. Knowing about a problem and not addressing it in time can make them liable.
If you or a loved one have suffered from an injury and have been thinking about filing a claim, Joe and Martin can help you. Call us at (843) 357-8888 to discuss your rights and legal options during a FREE, comprehensive case evaluation.