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Personal Injury: Slips and Falls

A slip and fall personal injury accident can be particularly devastating, especially to the elderly.

The elderly tend to have a harder time getting back up and bouncing back from falls in general, because age causes the bones in the body to wear, tear, and weaken. Basically, these bones are easier to break.

But, when, where, and why do slip and fall accidents happen?

When

Slip and fall accidents happen when the owner of a premises fails to maintain them reasonably. Negligence can be found in snow or liquids left to pile up or sit for long periods of time, particularly without a warning sign. And, a slip and fall accident can happen at anytime once negligence occurs.

Where

Slip and fall accidents usually happen in grocery stores, amusement parks, or even a home– anywhere where the owner of the premises owes you a duty of care, but fails to meet that duty.

Why

Slip and fall accidents can happen because the grounds are poorly maintained, or because the grounds are not maintained to a certain, different standard. And, the elderly are more likely to slip and fall. This is also part of why slip and fall accidents happen, but personal injury law never blames the victim.

However, what can you do if you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident?

  • Gather evidence: personal notes, pictures, and detailed accounts from witnesses.

  • Attend a free case evaluation or consultation with a skilled personal injury lawyer who will assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case.

  • File a lawsuit before the Statute of Limitations passes.

So, if you or someone you love has been the victim in a slip and fall case, then contact the McMinn Law Firm today.