If you have been injured by a slip-and-fall on a wet or slippery floor, you may be entitled to financial relief for your damages. This can include payment for your medical bills, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you endured.
Fall injuries can be serious and avoidable as well. One of the most common conditions causing slip and fall conditions is water, often tracked in from wet conditions outside. When moisture gets on a hard surface, such as marble or tile, it will get slippery, especially if the person walking across the floor is wearing shoes with a hard surface. Further, the floor may have residue from chemical substances, such as soap, which activates a slippery condition.
Typically, liability for slip and falls is denied and the victim is blamed. If the accident occurs on commercial property, it is important to determine whether there is a video showing the accident. Many accidents happen at the entrance of a store where video cameras are typically placed to help apprehend shoplifters. A lawyer should make an immediate request to obtain the video before it is lost or destroyed. If a timely request is made, and not honored, then the jury could be given a special instruction that the store concealed or destroyed evidence because they were presumably at fault. A lawyer should also secure photo showing the conditions at the scene, immediately, as well as to have an inspection by an expert. These simple steps can be the difference in winning or losing.
At Buckley & Associates, our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of slip-and-fall accidents recover the compensation they need for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please call Buckley & Associates today at (206) 622-1100. We represent clients in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington.