Slip and fall accidents are very common both in public locations and private property. Whenever you or someone you love suffers from a fall in El Paso or the surrounding areas, you need to understand how premises liability laws could apply to your situation. Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law can assist you in determining if your accidental fall could potentially give rise to a civil lawsuit for damages.
Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
Not all slip and fall accident can result in property owners being held responsible. But there are many situations where property owners fail in their obligations and falls happen as a result. There are certain common types of slip and falls that could happen all over El Paso. It is very common for victims visiting a property to fall if the floor is too slippery. Dangers arise if a floor is too wet or not cleaned properly. Property owners should do their part to prevent these scenarios.
Many businesses prevent wet floor slip and fall accidents by correctly warning anyone who may be walking through a hazardous hallway. Many businesses use “Wet Floor” signs to keep their visitors safe from slip and fall accidents. Still, even having a “Wet Floor” sign can result in an accident occurring. Practicing safer cleaning procedures, like not using too much water to mop, can be a reliable source of safety.
It is also common for victims visiting properties to fall from staircases. Stair treads being too narrow, broken stair railings, or inadequate lighting in stairways can result in falls. Finally, debris in walkways or aisles where people tend to walk can be a common cause accidents. It may seem impossible to keep every single hallway and staircase under check for hazards. Still, it's important for owners to do their best when it comes to keeping their property safe for visitors and employees alike.
Getting Help After Slip and Fall Accidents
Sadly, there can be an instance where an property owner fails to recognize dangers and accidents will occur. Slip and fall accidents can result in broken bones, dislocated shoulders, and other physical distress. These accidents will bring unexpected hospital charges to the victims. Not only that but victims of slip and fall accidents may have to miss work in order to recover. If you have suffered a slip and fall accident, you should be able to recover compensation; no matter what the cause of your accident is in El Paso.
Want to find out more about slip and fall accidents and about how a lawyer can help you to make a damage claim? Contact Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law today.