Who’s At Fault After a Slip & Fall Incident?
Accidents involving a slip and fall can occur at any place, at any time, and without warning. Many slip and fall incidents result in little more than bruises or cuts, while other incidents result in broken bones and catastrophic brain injuries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 800,000 people or more go to the hospital after slipping and falling, and 2.3% of them die. Here’s everything you need to know about slip and fall incidents, as well as how to seek legal assistance.
Possible Causes for Trips, Slips, and Falls
Some potential causes for slip and fall accidents are as follows:
- Liquid splashed or spilled on the ground
- Water or cleaning solution on the floor after mopping
- Sidewalks that are damaged or broken
- Cracked or missing tiles
- Staircase handrails that are missing or loose
- Steps that have been broken
Any person or persons who can be considered legally accountable for a property can be held liable for anything that happens on it.
The definition of negligence can be described as a disregard for the welfare and safety of other people around them. In a slip, trip, or fall lawsuit, a victim needs to be able to show that a building or other property owner knew of a dangerous situation like broken stairs or ice on the sidewalk and knowingly refused to resolve the matter, causing actual harm to one or more individuals.
Can the Victim Also Be At Fault?
The victim of the slip and fall may be held partially responsible for the accident in isolated situations. For example, if the individual was inebriated while eating at a restaurant, they could be held partially liable for their damages. Nevertheless, if the negligent business is found to be equally or more at fault, they may still be required to pay reparations.
Call The Law Offices of Zink & Lenzi Today for a Consultation
Were you or a loved one injured at an establishment as a result of a slip and fall incident? You may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for any expenses or damages you incurred, including but not limited to medical expenses and lost wages.
Contact the Law Offices of Zink & Lenzi today to book your initial consultation by dialing 530-895-1234. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers is available now to assist you.