Slip and fall accidents can occur virtually anywhere and in any kind of weather. Harnett County residents understand the importance of staying safe but occasionally an unexpected slip and fall accident occurs that can cause serious injuries.
There are many different conditions that can lead to a person becoming injured in a slip and fall accident. One way is by encountering environmental hazards. These can include ice and snow that has not been cleared properly. Another hazard could be inadequate lighting. A person could trip on the sidewalk or in the parking lot if it is not lighted properly. A person may not see stairs or uneven surfaces if it is too dark. Parking lots may also have unexpected holes in the pavement that have not been repaired and can lead to a customer tripping and falling. Also, sidewalks that are in disrepair can also cause an unexpected injury.
Many times, a slip and fall accident results in a person being embarrassed but with no lasting injuries. But when a slip and fall leads to serious injuries a victim may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury. An attorney can review the circumstances surrounding the accident and help determine if the accident occurred because of a property owner’s negligence. If negligence is suspected an attorney can hold the property owner responsible. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
An unexpected slip and fall can cause serious injuries including broken bones and even a brain injury. It is important for slip and fall victims to understand that they have legal rights.