In most cases, a slip-and-fall accident results in little more than embarrassment. However, sometimes victims of slip-and-fall accidents suffer surprisingly serious injuries. For example, if you hit your head when you fall, you might suffer serious brain injuries that could affect your life going forward.
In our experience, most slip-and-fall victims tend to ignore the incident, especially if no obvious signs of injury occur. Unfortunately, some injuries, especially head or brain trauma, do not show symptoms right away. As you might expect, this could cause significant medical problems days or even weeks after the accident.
Meeting the medical expenses associated with severe slip-and-fall injuries is extremely difficult for most Warwick, Rhode Island, residents. The solution for many is to seek compensation for your harm through a premises liability claim. To find success in this solution, you will benefit from the guidance a law professional can provide.
For example, proving responsibility in a premises liability claim is typically challenging on your own. After all, the owner of the property upon which you fell will do everything in his or her power to create a powerful defense. The best way to counter this defense is by strengthening your side of the incident.
An attorney can help you accomplish such a goal by uncovering evidence that the property was unsafe for visitors, guests or consumers. Property owners must address dangerous conditions and make the premises reasonably safe for visitors. When they fail to do so, they may be held liable for any injury a visitor suffers.
We encourage you to learn more about how the law can help in the wake of a property injury by continuing to review the premises liability section of our website.