Sometimes, slip and falls can leave accident victims feeling a bit sore and a bit embarrassed, but able to walk away from the scene with only mild, negligible injuries. However, in many circumstances, slip and falls can be extremely harmful. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the age and medical history of the victim, slip and falls can cause substantial injuries from which victims may never recover. Slips and falls can even cause accident victims to lose their lives.
Across the country, senior citizens are the demographic most susceptible to slip and fall accidents, as well as the age group most vulnerable to serious injuries as the result of a slip and fall. In fact, injuries sustained in falls are the most common reasons senior citizens require hospitalization. The same slip and fall that may have little to no effect on a younger accident victim could have life-altering repercussions for a senior citizen in Madawaska County. Injuries sustained in slip and falls could require complicated, invasive surgeries, lengthy periods of hospitalization, and radical adjustments to a senior’s lifestyle.
However, regardless of age, anyone who has been injured in a slip and fall can suffer physical, emotional, psychological, and financial repercussions as a result of their accident. Physical injuries commonly sustained in slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- And more
In Madawaska County, injurious slip and falls are often the result of another party’s negligence. Oftentimes, it may not be immediately apparent that the wrongful actions or inactions of a property owner or occupier may have been responsible for your accident. However, if your slip and fall occurred on someone else’s commercial or residential property, it is possible that their wrongful, unlawful conduct may have created the hazardous conditions that caused you to sustain injuries.
Property owners and occupiers in the province have a legal responsibility to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of anyone visiting their premises. This means it is incumbent on property owners and occupiers to routinely inspect and maintain their property, and to address any potentially dangerous maintenance issues on their premises. Their failure to repair, remove, or warn guests about hazards on their property could have disastrous outcomes. As such, if injuries are sustained because a property owner or occupier knew about an on-site hazard (or should have known about it) but failed to adequately address it, they may be considered negligent. In those cases, the negligent property owner/occupier may be responsible for providing accident victims with financial compensation for damages arising from their injuries.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, our slip and fall lawyers serving Madawaska County may be able to help you pursue legal action against the negligent property owner whose lack of concern for their visitors’ safety caused you to sustain injuries. To learn if you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim, schedule a free initial consultation with our Madawaska County slip and fall lawyers.
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Determining liability after an injury-causing slip and fall can be difficult. If you are unsure whether the circumstances of your accident entitle you to pursue financial compensation through legal action, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers for a free, no-obligation first meeting.
During this cost-free initial consultation, our slip and fall lawyers serving Madawaska County may be able to review the circumstances of your accident, answer your important questions, and advise you of options that may be available to you. To learn more, call our Madawaska County slip and fall lawyers for your free initial consultation.