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Slip and Fall Injuries

Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyer, Slip and Fall Attorney and Knoxville TN Auto Accident Lawyer

As simple as they may seem, slip and falls are very dangerous. This area of personal injury witnesses thousands of injuries every year in the United States. An almost invisible crack or a small amount of soapy water can leave a victim in a wheelchair or with a permanent spinal cord injury. But there are many layers to premises liability, which is the area of law that encompassed slip and fall injuries. It can become very complicated when trying to determine fault, and to determine whether conditions were indeed hazardous.

Slip and fall accidents are personal injury and are one type of "fall down" accidents. There are four general types of slip and fall accidents:

   1. Trip-and-fall accidents, where there is a foreign object in the walking path.

   2. Stump-and-fall accidents, where there is an impediment in the walking surface.

   3. Step-and-fall accidents, where there is an unexpected failure or hole in the walking surface.

   4. Slip-and-fall accidents, in which the interface of the shoe and the floor fails.

These falls can definitely lead to serious injuries and for the most part are a lot of the time the result of negligence of other people and this is the reason why the victim can be compensated as the case can be seen as a civil liability or maybe as a criminal injury if the fall happened as a result of criminal act such as assault.

If the fall happened at a premise where there was a leak which led to water being in the walkway which caused the accident, well this is absolutely the property owners fault as it is his or her responsibility for making sure his premise is safe.

Both the property owner as well as the injured person can be held to varying degrees of responsibility for an injury. The property owner has a responsibility to keep property safe. Each person has a duty to watch where they are going, as well as realize that there are things that fall or spill onto walking surfaces.

Ideally, an accident report should be completed at the time of the incident noting what happened, who witnessed both the accident and the conditions that caused the fall along with any other relevant information such as lighting. The requirement for a report is generally a store or business policy, rather than mandated by law. If a report is not completed at the business location or occurred at private location or was not observed by others, compile a record of what happened yourself. Include information such as a description of the circumstances, who was present, the comments made by those who saw or helped after the fall, and, if possible, take photos of the area. If you were physically hurt, have your injury checked out immediately to help substantiate your slip and fall injury lawsuit claim. You should later contact an experienced attorney to get the legal help you require.

Contact A Knoxville, TN Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today!

The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod and Baril, PLLC located in Knoxville, TN are skilled slip and fall injury lawyers that are here to help you. So if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident be sure to contact one of our skilled personal injury lawyers that will be able to handle your claim and get you the compensation you deserve, because that's what we do.