Nobody should ever have to worry about unknown hazards when they go onto somebody else’s property. Unfortunately, slip and fall incidents commonly occur due to the careless or negligent actions of a property owner or their employees. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are dedicated to helping injured clients obtain the compensation they need. Our Independence slip and fall accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into your case so you can rest peacefully knowing you are in good hands.
Perhaps slip and fall accidents would be better classified as slip and fall “incidents,” because the word accident implies that nobody is at fault. The reality is that there are many times when someone is at fault for a slip and fall incident. In many cases, a property owner or their employees are to blame for a slip and fall incident.
Property owners have a duty to ensure there are no hazards present on their premises that could cause guests harm. If there are hazards that cannot be remedied immediately, property owners have a duty to alert anyone on their premises to the potential danger.
Some of the most common ways that slip and fall incidents occur include the following:
The National Floor Safety Institute says that nearly one million people seek treatment in hospitals or doctor’s offices each year due to slip and fall incidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older Americans are most as-risk of serious slip and fall injuries.
These incidents can lead to a variety of injuries. It is not uncommon for our slip and fall accident attorney to help clients who have sustained the following:
Each of these injuries can result in a victim needing extensive medical care, time away from work, as well as pain and suffering.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a slip and fall incident caused by the careless or negligent actions of a property owner, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we understand these cases and will conduct a thorough investigation into what happened. Our goal is to secure the following compensation on your behalf: