When an individual has been involved in a slip & fall accident, especially one that was caused due to another person's negligence or neglect, it can be an emotionally traumatic and physically painful experience. It is not always easy, however, to clearly label who is liable in such accidents. Sometimes accidents are just that, accidents. Other times, however, an accident can be caused as a result of negligence or neglect on the part of the business owner, homeowner, property owner or other individual who bears the responsibility of adequately maintaining the property where the accident took place. Conditions which often lead to slip & fall accidents include broken stairs or banisters, inadequate lighting, potholes, damaged sidewalks and walkways, torn rugs or carpets, improperly stored items, uneven surfaces, wet floors, lack of proper signage and more.
When a slip & fall accident occurs on another person's property, and is due to the owner's negligence or neglect, the victim has the right to file an injury claim or lawsuit. In doing so, you may be able to recover the financial compensation you need for accident-related medical expenses, loss of wages, future physical therapy costs, as well as pain and suffering. Each type of accident is different, however, and no two cases are exactly the same. That is why, if you or a loved one has been injured in a slip & fall accident, we recommend you consult with a personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of John R. Discavage, P.A. in order to discuss your rights and determine the legal options available to you.
Slip & fall accidents are capable of causing all types of serious, and sometimes permanent, damage to an individual. You owe it to yourself to contact a Frederick personal injury attorneyat our firm as soon as possible after your accident, so we can help you fight for the compensation you need in order to get moving on the road to recovery.