Brunswick Slip & Fall Accident Attorney
20+ Years of Trusted Legal Experience
Falls happen all the time and are a daily part of life, so many individuals who are injured don’t stop to wonder if someone is responsible for the accident. However, in many cases, negligent property owners are responsible for accidents that occur on their property or in their buildings. Property owners have an obligation to keep their premises safe for visitors, tenants, and guests. If you’ve been injured after a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation if it can be proven that the accident was caused by negligence. I’m a Brunswick slip and fall accident attorney who has more than two decades of experience that I can put to work for you by investigating your accident, determining liability, and gathering important evidence to support your personal injury claim. The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC. is on the side of everyday people, who deserve to be compensated when they’ve been unjustly harmed.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is an area of personal injury law that covers accidents caused by unsafe or defective conditions on someone’s property. In these accidents, property owners are often held responsible for damages because they’re obligated to use reasonable care in maintaining the property.
Common types of premises liability include:
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Water flooding or leaks
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
The most common premises liability case, however, is slip and fall accidents, which occur when individuals trip or fall as a result of dangerous property conditions and are injured.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
Thousands of people are injured every year when they fall on wet floors, defective stairs, or on uneven ground. Though sometimes these accidents aren’t anyone’s felt, often it can be proven that the property owner is responsible.
A few of the most common hazards that can cause slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet floors from spilled liquids that aren’t cleaned up
- Grease or oil on the ground that isn’t removed
- Potholes in parking lots
- Unsalted ice
- Uneven surfaces that lack warning signs
- Waxed or mopped floors without warning signs
- Loose or torn rugs, carpeting, or floorboards
- Broken stairs or safety railings
- Poor lighting that can make it difficult to see obstacles
- Unsecured cords that run across walkways
- Unsecured ladders
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere at any time. They can occur at public playgrounds, at amusement parks, and in office spaces. They’re also known to injure workers in certain occupations. The construction industry, for example, has many onsite hazards like unsecured ladders and loose pavement that can cause a slip and fall accident. The restaurant industry also poses dangers when spilled liquids and grease aren’t cleaned up.
Call a Brunswick slip and fall attorney today at (912) 400-0039 for a free consultation in English or Spanish. If you’re unable to come to me, I’m more than happy to conduct visits to your home or in the hospital.
Depending on the nature of the slip and fall accident, injuries can range in severity. Broken bones, sprains, and fractures are common injuries associated with these accidents, though more serious injuries like spinal cord and neck injuries and head and brain injuries can also occur. A spinal cord injury can cause paralysis and transform a person’s life, as well as result in thousands of dollars in medical bills.
I can help you cover the costs of your damages by holding negligent property owners responsible for the harmful conditions they caused. I’ve successfully recovered millions of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more for my clients. You can trust me to pursue your goals aggressively.
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