Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common in the country, second only to car collisions. And the injuries that can result from these accidents are often catastrophic in nature, ranging from serious debilitation all the way to paralysis.
Knowing how to identify locations that could be dangerous can help you avoid a slip and fall accident in the future. Below, we list some of the most common places slip and fall accidents occur. When visiting any of these locations, be advise you to be extra vigilant. Keep an eye out for wet floors, poorly lit hallways, blocked walkways, and anything else that could cause you to slip or trip and fall.
- Amusement Parks
- Big Box / Warehouse Stores
- Grocery Stores
- Hotels, Inns, & Resorts
- Sporting Arenas & Stadiums
If you were injured at one of the locations listed above, don’t wait to involve an attorney. A legal professional can help ensure the right steps are taken when filing a claim or lawsuit against the responsible party.
When ruling on your case, the court will look at where you fell, and how it occurred. For this reason, it’s extremely important to document the location of the incident, including any and all details that could be used to support your case. Was the area properly lit? Were wet floor signs visible? What obstacles caused you to ultimately fall? Answers to these questions could make or break your case.
Another important aspect of your case will involve control over conditions. More specifically, did the other party have control over the conditions that ultimately caused you to slip or trip? Was the condition caused by an employee of the property where you were injured, or was it caused by a guest? These questions must be answered in order to determine who is responsible for your injuries.
No matter where your accident occurred, if you are now suffering from serious injuries sustained, do not wait to align yourself with an experienced lawyer to help with the case. A Lynchburg personal injury attorney at Randall J. Trost, P.C. can help. Contact our team to learn more about the legal services we provide to victims of slip and fall accidents in and around Lynchburg and Danville.