Slip and fall accident cases, known in legal circles as “premises liability” cases, occur when you slip and fall due to dangerous conditions on someone else’s property. There are a number of hazardous conditions that may exist on someone’s property that may cause you to slip and fall. Faulty handrails, torn or frayed carpet, uneven surfaces, improperly maintained sidewalks or parking lots, and spills may give rise to premises liability cases. In addition, poor lighting conditions may have prevented you from seeing an obvious hazard.
If you have fallen while on someone else’s property, it is essential that you seek medical attention immediately. You may have hidden injuries that will not show symptoms until days or even weeks after the accident. A visit to your doctor may reduce the likelihood of permanent injury and to document your injuries in the event that you later file a premises liability lawsuit.
Slip and fall injuries can be severe, leaving victims with serious spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injury that may lower the quality of their lives forever. A slip and fall accident may occur anywhere, including:
- Office buildings
- Apartment buildings
- Private residences
- Sidewalks / parking lots
If you have fallen due to a hazardous condition at these or any other premises, you should immediately seek medical attention, report the incident to the property owner, and consult an experienced premises liability attorney.
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Steven M. Oser, P.C. has successfully handled premises liability cases in Suffolk, Windsor, Franklin, Ivor, Wakefield, Waverly, Surry, Smithfield, Courtland, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmith and throughout the state of Virginia. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Steven M. Oser, P.C. at (757) 539-4127 or toll free 1-866-986-1596 to discuss your case.
In premises liability cases, it is essential that you hire an attorney quickly after the accident to begin gathering and preserving evidence. Property owners often repair the hazards that gave rise to your injury, so it is imperative that our investigators work fast to take photos to document the hazardous condition before the evidence is lost forever.