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Slip and Falls are Dangerous and Should Be Taken Seriously

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most dangerous and common accidents, and they are often the result of poorly maintained properties. Commercial property owners owe us a duty of care that includes maintaining their grounds in a reasonably safe condition. 

Slip and fall accidents are as common as they are dangerous. The term slip and fall belies the serious nature of these very dangerous accidents, which can happen nearly anywhere, including on the job or at a store, restaurant, or another business establishment. If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in a slip and fall accident, reach out for the professional legal guidance that you need from an experienced Columbus slip and fall attorney.

THE TELLING STATISTICS

Before it’s difficult to truly appreciate exactly how dangerous slip and falls can be, it’s important to review the related statistics, including these reported by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI):

  • Falls – at 21.3 percent – are the leading cause of trips to the emergency room, and slip and falls account for a full 12 percent of these trips to the ER. 
  • Falls account for 5 percent of all fatal accidents on the job for women and for 11 percent of all fatal accidents on the job for men. 
  • Five percent of all fall victims suffer a fracture, and of these, hip fractures are the most serious.
  • Slip and falls are the leading cause of lost hours on the job.

Slip and falls are dangerous and should always be taken seriously. 

BUSINESS OWNERS AND DUTY OF CARE

When you go about your daily life, it often involves visiting stores, medical facilities, restaurants, and other establishments. While you probably don’t consider these activities especially dangerous, when the managing entity fails to live up to its duty of care to keep the premises reasonably safe for your passage, it can be. While premises liability law is extremely complicated and each case proceeds according to its own highly specific circumstances, the basics elements for a successful claim include:

  • The manager or owner was responsible for the danger that left you injured (such as worn flooring that caused a tripping hazard).
  • The manager or owner was aware – or should have been aware – of the danger but failed to take care of it and/or to provide a reasonable warning (such as failing to correct the tripping hazard and/or failing put up a sign to alert visitors like you to the danger)
  • The danger in question caused you to slip and fall, be injured in the process, and suffer damages as a result.
DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH AN EXPERIENCED COLUMBUS SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY TODAY

Geoff Jones at The Jones Firm in Columbus, Ohio, is a formidable slip and fall attorney who understands the very serious nature of slip and falls and is committed to applying his considerable experience to effecting your case’s most favorable resolution. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a slip and fall accident, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 614-209-5162 for more information today. 

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