Slipping and falling may be painted by the media as a matter of humor or as “no big deal,” but the truth is that slip and fall injuries can be tremendously painful and result in serious injury and even fatal injury. According to data released by the National Safety Council, more than 34,000 people died as a result of a fall accident, either in the home or while at work. However, the home and workplace are far from the only locations where slip and fall injuries can occur. Hotels, restaurants, sidewalks—these are all places where people may slip and fall because of another party’s negligence. If you were hurt and want to discuss the possibility of taking legal action with a slip and fall lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to speak to an attorney who specializes in litigating slip and fall cases.
Liability in slip and fall accidents
If you become injured in a slip and fall accident that could have been prevented, but another party’s negligence resulted in your becoming hurt, that party can be held liable for the damages to your person and property in court. For example, if a recently mopped walkway in a busy restaurant is slippery, restaurant employees need to warn patrons with a “wet floor” sign, so that they can use caution when stepping on the slippery surface. If no sign is present and a patron slips and falls, the lack of placing a warning sign nearby could be seen as an act of negligence and could result in the restaurant being sued in the civil courts.
Negligence can cause injury
Negligence is defined as an action—or lack of reasonable action—that results in preventable damages to persons or property. For example, if a hotel lobby has an unsecured rug that they know may pose a slip hazard and the manager of the hotel does not take reasonable action to secure the rug in order to prevent slip and fall accidents, the manager can be considered negligent, and thus, be liable for any resultant damages, such as any injuries that their lack of reasonable action caused.
Horsham slip and fall attorneys
If you need a slip and fall lawyer in Horsham, we can help. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. we are slip and fall injury litigation specialists, and our primary goal is to assist injury victims with the recovery of damages in their case. Your attorney can help you navigate the legal system and will fight to get you the maximum award possible in your case. Damages are calculated by the courts and given a dollar value based on extent of injury, loss of wages during recovery from injury, and pain and suffering endured as a result of injury. The court can then compel the liable party to pay you these damages as cash compensation. If you would like to learn more, contact us today for a free consultation.