Although slip and fall injuries have long been the subject of slapstick comedies, in reality there is nothing funny about getting hurt. Serious injuries can arise from slip and fall accidents, and the suffering is all the more amplified knowing that these injuries could have been prevented but for someone else’s negligence: a slippery floor with no wet floor sign, a leaky plumbing pipe on a smooth tile in a bathroom, a loose rug sliding as you step on it. All these situations and many more can lead to devastating personal injuries. If you were hurt and want to explore your legal options with a slip and fall attorney, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you get informed about your rights as an accident injury victim.
Slip and fall can be a matter of premises liability
If you slip and fall while visiting a premises such as a hotel or restaurant or store, the owner or manager of the premises can be held liable in civil court for any damages to your person or to your property that resulted from the slip and fall if their negligence is determined to have caused your injuries. For example, if a bottle of olive oil falls off the shelf of a restaurant and the manager fails to thoroughly clean it—or at least warn customers with a sign pointing out the need to tread with care—then that manager can be held liable for any injuries that happen to customers who slip and fall in the oil while walking to the restroom or out of the restaurant.
What to do after a slip and fall accident
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, it can be difficult to think clearly through the fog of pain that surrounds you. Here is what you need to do after the accident:
- Get immediate medical attention, even for minor injuries
- Document injuries and the accident by taking photos (of injuries and of the hazards that caused them) and keeping copies of medical bills and asking witnesses to the accident for statements of what they saw
- Contact an attorney to discuss your legal case
Examples of situations resulting in slip and fall accidents
Here are some examples of situations that often result in slip and fall accidents:
- A loose rug sliding under someone’s feet causing a hard fall to the floor
- Slipping on a floor that has just been mopped and is wet
- Sliding across an oily flooring surface (for example, a floor treated with a wood polishing concoction)
We can help litigate your slip and fall injury case
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we specialize in handling personal injury claims such as slip and fall accident cases. We are experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated to getting justice for our clients in the civil courts. If someone else was liable for your injuries, we want to make sure they are held accountable for their negligence, and we will fight hard to get you every dollar you are entitled to in financial compensation. Contact us today for your free consultation.