Slip and fall accidents occur when a person slips, trips, or falls due to a dangerous and/or hazardous condition on a property, causing an injury. However, a slip-related injury can also happen without a fall. For example, when someone slips and trips on a defective floor and unnaturally contorts their body, the action may result in an injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall accident, it is critical that you obtain qualified legal representation. Insurance companies and property owners fight slip and fall cases vigorously. They may argue that the slip and fall occurred due to your own carelessness and negligence, that you should have been more watchful of your surroundings, or that your failure to pay attention caused your accident.
Seeking Compensation for a Slip and Fall Accident
Falls occur for a variety of reasons, including potholes, uneven sidewalks, wet or slippery flooring, loose rugs, missing steps on stairways, inadequate lighting, or icy or slick walkways. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere on a property.
Claims are typically based on negligence, and these cases can be complex. Owners in possession of property owe a duty of reasonable care to invitees or visitors and must ensure that their premises are safe and hazard-free. However, the injured party also has an obligation to not commit negligence. In the event that the injured party fails to use reasonable care regarding their own safety, they may diminish or eliminate their right to recovery.
If you or a loved one is injured in a slip and fall accident, it is wise to take photographs of the defective condition. In many situations, you can use your cell phone to capture images of the conditions present at the site of the accident.
Contact Ellis & Associates Today
Were you recently injured in a slip and fall accident in Worcester, Massachusetts? Don’t delay. Contact an experienced law firm like Ellis & Associates to pursue every avenue of relief available to you. We work on a contingency, meaning that our law firm pays upfront costs involved in taking these types of cases to court. We charge clients nothing unless we win compensation for them. To schedule your free consultation, please call 800-MR-ELLIS.