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Important Things to Know About the Law and Slip & Fall Accidents

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While often underestimated, slip and fall accidents can cause serious injury and really affect someone’s life. These types of accidents involve many factors and can be complicated to fight in court, but there are a few things you should know regarding your rights when it comes to your safety in public and private businesses and facilities.

Some of the injuries that occur in many of these accidents can include broken bones, brain injuries, cuts and abrasions, spinal cord injuries, slipped disks, and injuries that cause longer term complications. Many people, for example, might suffer disk damage that causes more complications when not treated properly or effectively approached. A lot of times, these injuries can affect a person’s ability to work or perform their job, which in turn has more long term and complicated consequences to their lives.

Premises Liability and What It Means For You

Premises liability is the notion that there are a set of pre-established criteria to which businesses must be bound in order to protect patrons and customers. They have a responsibility under the law to meet requirements that ensure a safe environment and don’t put people in danger or at risk of injury. If a business is in breach of some of these regulations, they might be responsible for your injuries and be required to answer to that under the law.

Slip and fall accident cases are then dependent on a lot of details and how they pertain to these premises liability regulations. A few important questions to consider include whether the employer is liable for the accident, whether the employer was negligent or contributed to the conditions that caused the accident in any way.

The Categories of Premises Liability

These obligations change depending on the injured individual. The laws and responsibilities of the establishment will change based on what the person was doing in the premises. The three categories are generally an invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser. Depending on the injured individual’s relationship to the business, the case will be different and require a different defense or representation.

Take Your Injuries Seriously

Many people will be hurt in a slip and fall accident and neglect saying anything or standing up for fear of  retaliation or a kind of embarrassment. Your injuries, however, can and will have a serious impact on your life and those medical bills and missed days of work should be accounted for by the responsible party.

Call A Trusted Attorney for Proper Representation

If you have been injured in a restaurant, store, or other private business or establishment, it is important that you take your injuries seriously and call an attorney that understands the nuances of premises liability and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Here at the Huerta Law Firm we are here to help you through the complex navigation of your case.