Walking in and out of businesses is a part of life. You go to the grocery store, and you go to the pharmacy, you go to restaurants and clothing stores. Hair salons, ice cream shops, gas stations… going from business to business is, put simply, a part of life in Prince George’s County – and everywhere else.
Suppose one day you’re walking into one of the many businesses you frequent regularly or otherwise. Instead of casually strolling through the front doors to handle your business, your seemingly simple errand comes to an abrupt stop. The next thing you know, you’re on the ground trying to figure out what just happened.
You may not know right then, but you’ve got one urgent call to make, and it’s to a Prince George’s County Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer.
Who is Liable for Your Slip and Fall Accident?
When you walk into a business, you shouldn’t have to worry about your safety. On the other hand, the mere fact that an injury occurs does not mean the owner is liable. To find out which category your injury claim falls into, you should contact a Prince George’s County personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
There will also likely be a question as to whether or not you did anything that contributed to the fall, such as running or looking at a phone or whether you should have seen the hazard which caused the fall. The business owner (and their team of lawyers) will probably try to say you played a crucial role in why you fell.
Either way, your PG County Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer will conduct an investigation to determine when you fell and whether you have a viable claim
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
There are dozens of reasons someone might slip and fall. Three of the most common causes include:
Ice: Whether in front of a business or in front of someone’s home, all public walkways should be cleared of ice and adequately treated adequately treated with salt or an ice melting agent.
Uneven Surfaces: You expect that a parking lot, for example, will be even so you can walk safely. If it isn’t, it won’t be hard to prove that this caused your accident.
Wet Floors: Spills happen. That’s not the problem. The problem occurs when a business’ floor is wet, and you walk across it and slip and fall because there was no signage telling you the floor is wet.
Getting a PG County Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident in PG County, call a personal injury lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm today for a free consultation. The PG County Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers are very well versed in taking on – and winning slip and fall accident cases. With four decades of experience fighting for the rights of slip and fall victims, you won’t be disappointed with the commitment you get from The Lapidus Law Firm.
Don’t wait any longer, because you can receive fair and reasonable compensation not just for the injuries you sustained in your slip and fall accident, but also for pain and suffering, lost income, and your inconvenience. Call The Lapidus Law Firm today at (301) 605-4296. We’re here for you.