Slip-and-fall accidents can occur in everyday life and unfortunately, can cause a person to suffer a wide range of injuries. The injured person may have the opportunity to pursue compensation for their injuries.
Stepping on a wet or slippery floor can cause a person to suffer sprains, strains, fractures, head and back injuries and broken bones. This kind of accident may be caused by spilled liquids, rain or snow, and recently cleaned floors.
A slip-and-fall can also happen on an uneven sidewalk, uneven flooring or on damaged pavement, causing the victim to suffer from cuts, bruises and other injuries. Poorly maintained stairs and walkways, missing handrails and limited lighting can also contribute to a this kind of accident.
Clutter and other obstructions can also lead to falls. These accidents often involve loose or unsecured floor mats and carpets.
It’s important to seek medical attention after a slip-and-fall accident and to document the conditions that caused the incident, if possible. If there are witnesses, it’s helpful to gather their contact information and statements.
It’s also useful to retain copies of any medical bills, receipts, and employment attendance records. This evidence can help support a claim for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering or other damages.