Even if a slip and fall accident has never happened to you or anyone you know, they’re actually pretty common. They have a wide range too, as some can be severe while others can be minimal in damage. No single person is immune from them, and they can have a devastating impact. Most people think of personal injury and they immediately assume it’s about auto accidents. While that is a form, it’s not always the case. If you slip and fall on someone’s property, you may have the ability to look into a personal injury claim to receive the necessary compensation.
Why Is The Property Owner At Fault?
Simply put, the property owner is expected to keep their area in safe condition for any and all guests. Whether it’s a store or a restaurant, the expectation is the same. The difficult in these cases is that the guests are held to the same expectation, as they’re just as much responsible for taking care of themselves. It’s the moment of negligence, and it’s tough to prove. You’ll argue that they’re responsible, and they’ll be the first to say that you’re responsible.
How To React
In a slip and fall case, the most logical reason for it happening is that there was some type of hazard in place. Any property owner or employee would and should have fixed the situation. The personal injury claim can be especially strong if the property owner was aware of the potential hazard, but never actually did anything to fix it. That’s a clear sign of unnecessary negligence on their behalf. It’s also important to analyze your own behavior, and if your actions directly led to the incident. You need to be aware if you had a right to be on the property to begin with, and if you were behaving in a manner that could have easily contributed to the accident itself.
Does The Severity Of The Injury Matter?
Yes, it certainly is a major factor, but even if the injury is minor, that shouldn’t discourage you from going forward with the case. If you’ve been significantly hindered in any way due to the injury, it means you may have a legitimate case. Slip and fall injuries can disrupt your daily life, and if that’s the case, then you should file a personal injury claim.
Contact The Snyder Law Group If You’ve Suffered A Personal Injury
The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and LinkedIn.