A slip and fall accident generally refers to a situation in which a person slips and falls or trips and falls due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property.
Slip and fall accidents are extremely common and can happen in a variety of locations, including grocery stores, restaurants, shopping malls, and sidewalks. Factors that contribute to these accidents to occur include snow, ice, wet floors, poor lighting, potholes, and defective sidewalks. These falls can be extremely dangerous, resulting in severe injuries and even death.
If your accident occurs because of a hazardous condition, you may be able to pursue a claim for damages against the person or entity responsible for causing the condition or allowing it to remain. You may also pursue a claim against a public entity if your accident occurs on government owned property. There are specific laws and regulations involved when suing a governmental body that makes it more difficult than suing a private individual or business.
Money a victim of a motor vehicle accident can recover includes compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation, past and future loss of income, pain and suffering, cost of future care, and other costs associated with your case.
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