Whenever you go out somewhere, the last thing on your mind is taking a tumble and getting injured. Whether you are heading to the grocery store, the bank, or the local park, you expect that the property owners, their agents, or employees to create and maintain a safe environment for you and your family.
Unfortunately, sometimes other people’s negligence can cause you harm.
If you need a Bristol slip and fall injury attorney, you can count on the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to be by your side, working to secure the compensation you need.
How They Happen
Any time you are on someone else’s property, you have the right to be safe from hazards. Premises liability cases are dominated by slip and fall accidents. They are so common, yet so preventable by employees and those charged with keeping the place clean.
From the moment a building is constructed, there are multiple regulations in place to ensure that floors are even and secure. When a building is occupied, whether by a private business or government agency, they must ensure the floors are free from obstacles or spills.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute statistics, slip and fall accidents account for over one million emergency room visits a year. Fractures are common injuries that result from slip and fall accidents, and these injuries can keep a person from working. Head injuries also occur, and these can lead to long-term disabilities.
Older citizens are particularly at risk for slip and fall injuries because they can cause hip fractures. Slip and fall incidents are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries in elderly citizens.
Where They Happen
Parking lots are a source of concern because they are often neglected by business owners. If the pavement is uneven or if curbs have broken pieces, people are much more likely to slip.
Inside an establishment, it is vital that employees keep the floors clear of obstacles. This includes cleaning any spills, fixing any flood damage, and warning patrons of potential dangers. Stairs should always have grip material and railings should be present.
We know you did not expect to get hurt when you went out, especially because of another person’s negligence. You need to know where to turn if you are injured on someone else’s property in a slip and fall accident.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team is standing by. We will work with you to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include coverage for your medical expenses, but we will not stop there. We want to make sure you get compensation for your lost income if you are unable to work, punitive damages, as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a Bristol slip and fall injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.