SLIP & FALL ACCIDENTS
Slip and fall accidents are a serious source to personal injury that can happen almost anywhere. The risk of injuring yourself can happen in a public place such as a park, store, sidewalk or even on another person’s private property. These types of accidents are primarily the result of wet, uneven, or messy floors. The risk of a slip and fall accident may be more common than many may think with over 20,000 of them occurring each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contact our expert slip and fall accident attorneys at Injury Law Center of Boise today if you have been the victim of one of these types of accidents.
PREMISES FOR LIABILITY ATTORNEYS
Slip and fall accidents fall under a section of tort law known as premises liability, meaning that the owner or maintainer needs to keep an area safe to those that may visit or frequently come to the property. Failure to maintain a safe area can result in slip and fall accidents, of which the owner of the property or lot may be responsible for. Examples of unsafe conditions that cause slip and fall accidents, but not limited to, are:
- Unmarked, Wet Floors
- Rubbish Left of Floors
- Uneven Sidewalks
- Loose Carpeting
- Uneven Stairs
- Faulty Handrails
- Exposed Hoses or Wires
These types of accidents can literally occur at any place at any time. It is important to document as much of the scene as possible after your injury. Speak to witnesses if possible, and take photos of the conditions of the area. Once you are able to, contact our law office as soon as possible to start the process of filing your claim against the negligent party liable.