Tampa Slip & Fall Lawyer
What You Should Know About Slip and Fall Accidents
Accidents happen, but sometimes they can be avoided. Slip and fall injuries are one of the most common personal injury accidents in the United States. The idea behind a slip and fall injury is fairly self-explanatory: when a person trips, falls and injures themselves because of someone else's negligence, the injury is a slip and fall. The results of a slip and fall injury may be mild or severe. In some cases, the injured individual may receive bruises; in other cases, a life altering
spinal cord injury or a severe head damage.
Slip and fall injuries - which include tripping as well - have many causes. Some slip and falls are caused by wet floors that have not been adequately cleaned up after a spill. Others are cause by uneven cables, hoses, or other objects on the ground. A property owner becomes liable for a slip and fall injury when the dangerous conditions are due to their own negligence or they did place adequate warning signs on the property about the dangerous conditions. If a slippery surface is left unattended and someone hurts themselves on it, the property owner may be responsible. Staircases and ladders are usually involved in falling injuries, although uneven walking surfaces (such as a broken sidewalk or hole) are sometimes to blame as well.
Compassionate Personal Injury Representation
Property owners usually defend themselves against slip and fall accident liability in two ways: they were not negligent, or the injury was the result of the injured person's clumsiness, not unsafe circumstances. Accidents happen, but so does negligence. If a person slips and injures themselves because a property owner neglected to clean in properly or make sure the area was safe, they are guilty of negligence and may owe the victim financial compensation.
At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping people who have been injured because of another person's negligent disregard for safety. If you have received an injured because of a slip and fall accident, talk to a knowledgeable attorney at our firm. We want to help you get the financial compensation you may deserve for your injury.