Slip & Fall Attorney DC
We’ve all heard about them: slip and fall accidents. Sometimes, we even laugh about them or the thought of them conjure up images of banana peels or just waxed floors. But they are no laughing matter. And, if the fall did not result from any fault of your own, the person or entity that caused your fall and subsequent injuries should be held responsible for your damages. Shoppers should have the right to walk through a grocery store without slipping on a wet or sauce-covered floor that is not marked with a cone or sign; lighting in a parking garage should be sufficient so that a customer can walk from his/her car to the lot exit without falling into a hole that is not clearly visible. Slip and fall accidents often result in very serious injuries: broken bones, bruises, head injuries, etc. More importantly, they are usually preventable. They occur because of the negligence of a property owners who fail to make their premises safe or maintain those premises in safe condition.
Slip and fall are very common; the conditions that pose the risk of slip and fall may include, but are not limited to:
- Wet or oily floors
- Poorly Maintained Walkways
- Weather Hazards
- Unsafe or broken stairways
- Loose handrails
- Unguarded manholes
- Uneven flooring
- Unsafe construction site conditions
- Poor lighting
- Obstructed view
Contrary to popular belief, slip and fall cases often quite complex matters of proof that require the testimony and reports of expert witnesses. You see, property owners are not responsible every time a person falls on an owner’s property. To be liable, there must be evidence of a defect or a dangerous condition that caused the fall and proof that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition.
The lawyers at Cohen & Cohen have handled many slip and fall matters. They know that well that time is of the essence in these cases, that evidence needs to be preserved and witness testimony secured. Don’t wait. If you have been injured in a slip and fall in Washington, DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia, we urge you to call Cohen & Cohen, P.C. to speak with one of our attorneys.