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Falls are common, but when a slip and fall accident is caused by the negligence of someone else, you have a right to hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries. Some examples of slip and fall injuries where the injured party is not at fault include:

  • Falling in the parking lot of a grocery store due to the tripping hazard posed by the lot’s uneven surface.
  • Falling on a public staircase due to the lack of adequate lighting.
  • Tripping over a frayed rug in an office where you work.
  • Slipping on a wet surface unmarked as potentially dangerous in a department store.
  • Falling after stumbling over merchandise stacked haphazardly in an aisle of your local store.

Simply put, if you slip and fall or trip and fall and are injured as a result, and the property owner knew about or should have known about the dangerous condition that led to your fall, then you can collect damages for your injuries.

Slip and Fall Injuries

The unpredictability of falls can lead to a range of injuries, some minor and some significant and life-changing. Some of the most serious include spinal cord injuries, neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, contusions and concussion. It is not uncommon for the injured party to spend weeks, months, or even years recuperating after a bad fall. For this reason, getting maximum compensation for your injuries is vital, including medical costs, lost wages, future lost income and more.

Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident

Property owners in Washington have a duty of care to ensure that those who enter their properties are unharmed by the conditions there. If they deviate from this standard, they may find themselves liable for injuries that result. This is generally true, provided you have a legal right to be on the property. However, that’s not always the case. For example, Washington gets its fair share of inclement weather, so snow and ice are a perpetual source of slip and fall injuries. However, slip and falls claims where falling results from snow and ice are difficult to win, since business owners in Washington are not required to remove either if the accumulation is “natural.” However, if an exterior leak causes ice to form and someone falls due to the ice, then the owner may be held to account. Because of the nuances of liability, it is important to choose a slip and fall attorney who knows the ropes when it comes to premises liability issues like slip and falls.

Case Review with a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Slip and fall accidents occur in seconds, but they can change your life completely. Don’t delay reaching out for legal advice as soon as possible following your slip and fall injury. Russell and Hill and our knowledgeable and compassionate slip and fall accident attorney are waiting to review your case and help you make the right choices as you move forward in your slip and fall claim. Contact us now to set up your free, no-obligation consultation and case review to go over the facts of your case and prepare a strategy to win your claim.

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