A Broken Tile on the Floor Can Result in Slipping or Tripping
While many of us have seen a broken tile from time to time in bathrooms, subway stations, commercial buildings, or even in our own homes, we probably don’t think much about it. However, a broken tile can cause a lot of damage should someone trip and fall because of one. Many times those who trip are carrying things or just aren’t paying attention. While we tend to blame the person that fell, in reality, it may be the negligence of the building owner for not fixing the broken tile.
Broken tiles can lead to slip and falls due to having an uneven or unstable surface. People can step down wrong and may twist their ankle or worse. While we hope that nobody hurts themselves during a slip and fall, it happens all the time.
What to Do if You Have Had a Slip and Fall.
Accidents happen, but the aftermath can be daunting. The first step is to assess your injuries and call 911 if necessary. After you have received medical attention, it is important to document the incident with the police or insurance company. Be sure that you contact the building owner if it didn’t happen inside your own home.
Slips and falls happen for a number of reasons, from broken tiles to an object down on the floor that wasn’t supposed to be there, or wet floors. It would be best if everyone was always alert and was able to avoid any danger ahead, such as those “Slippery When Wet” signs. However, the floor can become wet for many reasons, and the sign may not have been put out yet. Stay alert to your surroundings when walking to help avoid a slip and fall. However, if you have fallen, you need to seek out the help of a slip and fall lawyer to assist you with medical bills and lost wages.
What Does an Accident/ Injury Lawyer Do?
A slip and fall lawyer deals with accidents and/or injuries such as on ice, broken tiles, or wet floors. These accidents often result in injury. This is why it is important to find a lawyer who specializes in such cases. You want to have representation when you go to the insurance company so they know you mean business. Insurance companies don’t always want to pay what you deserve. However, the law is on your side.
The majority of slip and fall accidents happen on sidewalks, parking lots, grocery stores, restaurants, and other types of businesses or business-owned areas. Accident lawyers try to get the property owner to pay for the damage caused due to their negligence.
Typically, insurance companies are involved, as many business owners carry insurance that assists with these types of accidents. If you have been injured due to broken tile or other reasons for your slip and fall, call today. We are an accident attorney’s office that focuses on these sorts of injury cases and we are happy to take a look at yours.