Slip and fall accidents can cause much more than hurt feelings and embarrassment. They can result in broken bones, a back injury, and even a brain injury, while smaller soft-tissue injuries can develop into chronic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia.
Whether the injury occurred inside a store, on a public stairwell, or on the property of someone you know, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, and health care costs.
Under the Occupier’s Liability Act, the owner or operator of any property has a duty to keep the premises safe. A successful claim, therefore, depends on whether someone else is partly responsible for your accident, be it a store that failed to clean up a spill, or the municipal government that failed to repair a broken sidewalk.
The lawyers at Goodman Law have over 20 years experience in securing the necessary evidence to prosecute a slip and fall injury claim.