A slip and fall can cause serious and sometimes catastrophic injury to the fall victim, including a broken hip or other fracture, a TBI or concussion, or a spinal cord injury. Providence slip & fall lawyer Fred T. Polacek helps Rhode Island slip and fall accident victims recover maximum compensation from property owners who are proven liable.
Common causes of Rhode Island slip and fall accidents include:
Examples of hazardous conditions that can cause slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet surfaces
- Ripped or torn carpeting
- Snow and ice
- Faulty drains and water pipes
- Walking surface irregularities
- Stairs and handrails
- Loose or broken handrails
Compensation for a slip and fall injury depends on the severity of the injury. A successful case must clearly establish the causes of the injury and the current and long-term health outlook for the victim.
How can you prove a slip and fall case?
An experienced personal injury attorney knows how to prove culpability in even the most difficult slip and fall cases, such as one involving a spilled liquid where the owner claims the accident happened before they had a reasonable opportunity to clean it up.
Negligence may be proven if there was a defective or hazardous condition on the property and an accident and injuries were suffered as a result of the condition.
Other important information to prove:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care
- The owner breached the duty of care
- The breach caused your accident and injuries
- You have damages resulting from the accident
A property owner must maintain the premises at a reasonable standard and remedy any dangers in a timely manner.
In proving a negligence it must be proven that:
- The property owner should have known of the dangerous or hazardous condition
- The owner knew of the condition but did not fix it
- The owner caused the dangerous condition
Contact a Providence Slip & Fall Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall that was caused by a property owner’s negligence, seek legal help right away. Our Rhode Island and Massachusetts slip and fall lawyers will protect your right to the highest compensation possible.
The Rhode Island slip and fall lawyers of the Fred T Polacek Law are available to serve victims and their families throughout Rhode Island.
Call us at (401) 861-5662 for a free consultation.