Slip & Fall Accident Attorney in Dayton
Work with an Experienced Dayton Personal Injury Lawyer
When someone is injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, it
is common to assume that the only person who is at fault for causing the
accident is the accident victim. Whether through clumsiness or recklessness,
it is presumed that the person who fell is responsible. While this may
be true in some cases, it can often be proven that somebody else is at
fault, which makes it possible for the accident victim to pursue compensation
in a personal injury claim.
Under the legal principle of "premises liability," a property
owner can be held legally accountable for accidents occurring on the premises
under certain circumstances. If the owner knew-or should have known-about
the conditions which caused the accident and yet failed to take reasonable
precaution to correct the situation, you may be able to sue to recover
monetary damages for all your medical bills, your lost income and pain
After suffering injury from a slip and fall accident, reach out to our
firm's Dayton personal injury attorneys for experienced legal guidance.
Call (937) 660-8429 to schedule your free case evaluation today!
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accident
The number of circumstances which can lead to a slip and fall accident
is nearly endless, but certain causes are more common than others. According
to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
the top ten causes of slip and fall include:
- Contaminants such as water, grease or food on the floor
- Lack of proper drainage
- Uneven indoor floor surface
- Uneven outdoor floor surface
- Ice or snow on the walkway
- Inadequate lighting
- Hazards on stairs such as uneven steps or poorly maintained handrails
- Falls from stepstools and ladders
- Clutter, cords and debris on the floor
- Improper use of floor mats and runners
What to Expect with Your Injury Case
The CDC also reports that falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain
injury, accounting for 35.2% of all new cases of TBI, as well as 22% of
all spinal cord injuries every year. Slip and fall accidents will also
commonly leave the victim with injuries such as sprains, strains and dislocations,
bruises and bone fractures.
Whatever type of injury you have suffered,
contact us at Gounaris Abboud, LPA to learn about your legal options and take the first steps in your accident claim.