Spartanburg Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer
Spartanburg Personal Injury Attorney for Your Slip and Fall Case
Slips, Trips, and Falls — How They Happen and What You Should Do
Sometimes a slip or a trip is just a quickly-forgotten incident, resulting in no injury, except perhaps a little bit of extra adrenaline and the thought, "That could have been much worse." Other times, however, a slip or trip can result in a painful or traumatic fall requiring medical assistance and significant recovery time.
When a slip and fall happens on someone else's property, your injury may be due to someone else's negligence — their failure to maintain the safety of their premises. If this happens to you, you may want to speak to an attorney about a personal injury case. If you suffer injury through no fault of your own, a personal injury attorney can help you receive financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact injury attorney David Yokel in the Spartanburg area today for answers to your questions.
Why Slip and Falls Happen
Slip and fall accidents typically occur due to the negligence of a property owner — something attorneys call premises liability. Premises liability holds owners responsible for any accidents that happen on their property due to unsafe conditions on said property that they caused or that existed for a sufficient period of time that they should have known of its existence.
For example, if you slip and fall because your shoelace was undone, that's not the property owner's fault. But if you slip and fall because a store failed to mop up a spilled bottle of juice that had been put there by its employees or existed for a longer period, that can be negligence. Following are some examples of negligence that typically cause serious personal injury:
- Wet or slippery floors (due to ice, rain, or spills)
- Cracked or uneven walkways or pavement
- Broken handrails or uneven stairs
- Potholes or holes in the floor/ground
- Uneven or torn carpets and rugs
- Insufficient or missing lighting
- Defective products like ladders or stools
- Lack of or insufficient warning signs of dangerous conditions
Property owners have a legal obligation to visitors to use reasonable care to keep their premises free and clear of hazards. Hazards like the above can cause a dangerous variety of injuries, like:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken teeth
If you suffer an injury on someone else's property, ensure you document the situation. Photograph the scene and the unsafe conditions. Gather information from any witnesses and make sure a report is filed with the owner/manager of the premises. But above all, seek medical help immediately. And then, contact a personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
Call the Yokel Law Firm for Personal Injury Help So You Can Focus on Healing
David Yokel assists personal injury victims in Spartanburg and the surrounding areas get just and fair compensation for their cases. His unique approach to every client's case brings him success inside and outside the courtroom. Contact us today at 864-240-2066 if you need assistance in receiving the compensation you deserve. We're ready to help.