Clean floors, wet floor signs and level sidewalks are all things we may take for granted as we run errands and visit local establishments. Going about our daily lives comes with an expectation of feeling safe and avoiding injury from a slippery floor or a hole in the sidewalk.
It is the responsibility of property owners everywhere to maintain an environment that is safe for everyone and mitigates the possibility of injury. You should not be expected to tread lightly or keep your eyes glued to the ground to avoid getting injured.
These sorts of things are more than an inconvenience to those who encounter them. Suffering an injury from these things could have life-changing consequences. Whether there is a broken wrist, fracture or head injury, your job, financial security and family life could be adversely affected. Medical bills will pile up, you may miss work and your home life may become difficult as you recover.
At the end of the day, an injury like this probably occurred because of a property owner's inability to address basic safety issues. Thankfully, there are ways you can mitigate the overwhelming cost that comes with them. Attorneys typically refer to these cases as slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall injuries. People who suffer from a trip-and-fall injury have the opportunity to seek compensation for damages and costs that come with them.
Having an attorney on your side will give you a fighting chance at getting the compensation you may be entitled to. Our slip-and-fall injury page has a more in-depth overview of these kinds of injuries and what you may be entitled to if you are suffering from them.