Slip and Fall Accidents
Perhaps the most common fall accidents that occur outside your home are those involving a slip and fall. When a customer enters a business they don’t expect to find a slippery walking surface or a spill of liquid that causes them to fall. However, not every business owner or their employees always pay careful attention to the condition of their floor. It is not uncommon for a store or supermarket to fail to regularly inspect their floors to make sure there is nothing there that might cause a patron to fall. For example, when a store or restaurant fails to perform inspections about every 15-30 minutes for fall hazards then it might be determined that such failure is negligent, and the business owner will be held liable for all of the injuries and damages suffered. What to Do After a Slip and Fall If you are a victim of a slip and fall accident, it is a good idea to take a picture of the dangerous condition while it is still present. Very often the condition causing the fall is only on the ground for a short time, and evidence will be lost the moment the condition is cleaned up. Use of a cell phone camera can make a world of difference in your case. Some victims assume that the store or restaurant will have video of the incident, but that is often not the case. Businesses often reuse their discs or other recording media so it is important to get as much evidence as you can while you’re at the scene. If you can’t get a picture of the condition, then it may be best to contact an attorney who can demand that the business save what evidence they have regarding your accident. If you have ben injured in a slip and fall accident, a seasoned premises liability attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.