Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall accident is one of the most common injuries recorded each year. There are many ways that these accidents can occur and just as many kinds of injuries associated with a slip and fall accident. Often persons will receive injuries that are very serious and sometimes even fatal. It is during these times that you can depend on the professionals at Pentlarge Law Group, LLC. Our attorneys have 75+ combined years of experience in slip and fall accidents and are here to provide you with their expertise and confidentiality.
Slip and fall accidents can be the result of slippery or icy conditions common to driveways, stair steps and store parking lots. Due to the inclement Alaskan weather and lack of daylight hours in the winter season, poor visibility and improper footing can lead to quite a few falls.
Many times the weather is not an issue and a slip and fall accident can happen because of wet floors, construction site debris, a fall in your shower or tub or a trip hazard. A personal injury attorney will be able to look into the matter, see if other injuries have occurred in the same area or if the business has been instructed to repair a safety issue and has not done so. They will be able to ascertain if the accident is due to negligence of an owner, business or the person that was injured.
Property owners are responsible and obligated to exercise reasonable care to assure that their property is kept hazard-free, both inside and outside. Of course they are permitted to have a realistic amount of time to eliminate snow and ice from their parking lots and store entrances. If you were to slip and fall in the middle of a snow or ice storm the property owner may not be held responsible. But if the snow or ice has accumulated over a certain amount of time and has refrozen or if it has melted causing a puddle and then frozen again causing a patch of ice, the property owner may be found negligent.
The first step to take after a slip and fall accident has happened is to seek medical assistance, if necessary. When possible take photographs of the accident scene and your injuries. Look around and see if anyone else witnessed your fall. If so, get their name and phone number and a written statement if possible. If you fell in a public area you will need to immediately notify the owner or manager of the property.
The next step is to contact the attorneys at the Pentlarge Law Group, LLC. If you are unable to provide us with photographs or names of any witnesses, our staff will gather as much information as we can. Please remember that timing is everything. The quicker we are notified the quicker we can investigate to determine if we can help you. Our attorneys are client-focused and noted for their integrity and dedication. Do not hesitate to contact Pentlarge Law Group, LLC – We will be ready for your call.
Don't forget, if you got seriously injured due to slippery floors or hazardous conditions on someone else's business or property, you may have a premises liability claim!