Slip and Fall Accidents
"The implicit contract between you and the store owner is that you won't end up in the hospital for shopping there."
- Todd Barsumian
After motor vehicle accidents, the most common compensable injuries are the kind that happens on someone else's property. Sometimes called slip and falls or premises liability cases, they include:
- Literally slipping and falling in a store on a spilled liquid or slippery surface
- Injuring yourself when a banister gives way or a stair collapses
- Breaking an ankle on an uneven sidewalk
- Falling into an unmarked construction hole
- The neighbor's dog biting your child
- Being injured by a malfunctioning automatic door or elevator doors
Not every injury at a store or office or apartment building constitutes premises liability. The accident must have been preventable with an ordinary amount of care. Slipping during an ice storm probably does not qualify; slipping two days later because the store owner failed to shovel or salt the walkways probably does.
Falling is the No. 1 cause of injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Slip-and-fall injuries are often quite severe. Slipping on a wet floor can cause greater injuries than a bumped head; a serious fall can cause concussion, traumatic brain damage, fractured skull, heart attack, and even death.
At Barsumian Law, attorney Todd Barsumian takes personal injury cases seriously. If you or a family member is injured this way, you may need to pay medical bills, come up with funds to offset time away from work and even, in fatalities, pay for funeral and burial expenses. Your attorney's job is to obtain the compensation you need to get back on your feet or to help you get on with your life.Barsumian Law Of Newburgh ∙ Respected By Peers
Personal injury lawyer Todd Barsumian files both personal injury suits for people injured in premises liability accidents and wrongful death suits when a family member is hurt and dies.
For a free consultation about your slip-and-fall case, contact Barsumian Law at (812) 490-0820.