West Virginia Slip and Fall Attorneys
There are a number of premise liability suits that are brought in the state of West Virginia each and every year. By far, the most common of those cases involve simple slip and fall accidents. One thing that’s important to note about slip and fall accidents is that the injuries that are sustained in them are not always minor. In fact, some slip and fall accidents have led to traumatic brain injuries, which have far reaching consequences for the victim. In addition, some injuries that result from a slip and fall accident may not immediately manifest themselves, leading victims to believe that the accident was no big deal. For this reason, it’s always important to get in touch with a West Virginia slip and fall attorney as soon as possible following an accident.
What Situations Lead to Slip and Fall Accidents?
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere. Sometimes they result from pure clumsiness or an unforeseeable reason. However, in the overwhelming majority of cases they result due to a property owner’s negligence. This negligence can take a variety of forms and manifest in the following ways:
- Spills that aren’t marked and cleaned promptly
- Stairs that are allowed to deteriorate
- Paint inside businesses and apartments that contains lead
- Toxic fumes allowed to leak into places
- Walkways and floors that aren’t cleared of debris
- And other similar situations
Property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are free of things that pose a safety risk to their guests, including those things that may cause someone to slip and fall. When they fail to act promptly (or at all) to correct such situations, they are acting negligently. When this is the case, it is possible for an injury victim to bring a premise liability suit against the property owner.
What Should I Do Following a Slip and Fall Accident?
Following a slip and fall accident, the most important thing that you can do is to seek treatment for your injuries. Outside of that, there are other things that you will want to do and to consider. First, you should attempt to preserve any evidence that you have regarding the circumstances that led to the slip and fall accident. For example, if a wet spill caused you to slip, then you would want to gather photographic evidence of that spill. Further, if others witnessed the accident that took place, you should take steps to gather their contact information. Also, many premises are now protected by video surveillance equipment. If this is the case where your slip and fall accident transpired, then request that the video from the equipment is preserved. This kind of evidence is invaluable. Finally, you may want to gather photographic evidence of your injuries. After you have taken these steps and secured medical treatment, you should get in touch with a West Virginia slip and fall attorney as soon as possible.
Heavens Law has the Best West Virginia Slip and Fall Attorneys
Our team of West Virginia slip and fall attorneys is highly experienced in litigating these cases. As a matter of fact, they’ve successfully secured millions of dollars for victims in the state. If you’re a victim and would like to get in touch with Heavens Law, simply give us a call at 1-800-HEAV-LAW. One of our West Virginia slip and fall attorneys will offer you a free consultation wherein you can share the facts and evidence in your case. This attorney will then consult with you about the best way to go about pursuing a premise liability case against the party that’s culpable for your injuries.