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What to Know about Slip and Fall Injuries

Caution SignMost of us know someone who has sustained injuries related to a slip and fall accident. Typically, a slip-and-fall case involves minor bumps and bruises, meaning it does not require medical attention or legal assistance.

That isn’t always the case, though. On occasion, we see an individual suffer significant, debilitating injuries due to a fall on the premises owned by another person. These premises liability cases present a variety of legal issues that must be overcome to prove both liability and fault.

Due to faulty property supervision or negligent employees, slip-and-fall accidents are common on a business owner’s premises. The Chiozza Law Firm can assist you in obtaining compensation for injuries sustained in premises liability cases, including those related to:

  • Inadequate security or improper safety measures properly protecting visitors
  • Cracked or displaced pavement
  • Ripped carpet/tile areas on owner’s property
  • Improper lighting in dark areas
  • Liquid or debris spills on the floor

Faulty or negligent maintenance on owner’s property resulting in an unsafe environment for patrons (i.e. loose handrail on stairs, ice or snow accumulation in common areas)

If you have sustained serious injuries in a slip-and-fall accident due to no fault of your own, you should remember that the property owner will likely try to rectify the situation prior to reporting it to his or her insurance carrier. Therefore, there are certain steps you should take as soon as possible, including:

Report the Incident

Report your fall to an employee, owner or staff before you leave the property and obtain the name of the contact person with said company.

Obtain Information

Obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses that may have seen the accident occur.

Document the Area

Always document the scene and the hazard that may have contributed to your fall using your cell phone to take pictures of the area.

Seek Help

If injured, seek medical assistance from your primary care physician or, if severe, your local emergency room.

Find an Attorney

Contact an attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm for a free consultation to discuss your rights and legal options.

Because of poorly maintained public areas, we have represented clients that have sustained severe head trauma, herniated discs in their back, lacerations and even partial amputations. These were life-altering injuries that required experts working with insurance carriers, medical providers and rehabilitation experts to ensure that our client’s rights were protected while also obtaining a fair and just settlement.

If you would like to speak with a Memphis law firm that handles slip-and-fall cases, please don’t hesitate to contact The Chiozza Law Firm at 901-526-9494 to learn more about premises liability matters. In addition, you may contact Brian Chiozza, brian@chiozzalaw.com, to schedule an appointment with an experienced Mid-South attorney.

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Posted by Brian Chiozza at 7:14 AM

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