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Under Arkansas premises liability laws, both public and private property owners are obligated to take reasonable precautions to provide a safe environment for visitors, clients, customers, patrons, or others invited onto their properties. If dangerous conditions or safety hazards exist and are reasonably obvious, these owners or managers should take measures to have them corrected and to warn visitors about them while they are awaiting or under repair. Failing to do so can lead to liability should a visitor suffer an accident with injuries due to the owner’s or manager’s negligence.
One of the most common premises liability claims is that of the slip and fall. While a slip and fall may at first glance appear to be a minor incident, these accidents can result in a variety of injuries ranging from slight to very serious. If you or someone you know has been injured in this way, you should seek legal help in determining whether or not you have grounds for a personal injury claim. At Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A., you can work directly with attorneys who have considerable experience, a passion to serve, and whose strong reputation has been reinforced by recognition from legal industry organizations such as Martindale-Hubbell® (AV-Preeminent®), Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers listings.
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Slip & Fall Accident Causes
Slip and fall accidents can occur on any type of property – in stores, restaurants, office buildings, malls, hotels, entertainment venues, sports arenas, apartment buildings, government buildings, parking structures, warehouses, and more. A common slip and fall incident occurs when someone slips due to a wet, slick, or oily surface that has not been sectioned off, warned against, or cleaned up.
Other causes of slip and fall injuries can include:
- Cracked sidewalks or floors
- Torn carpeting or rugs
- Rickety stairs or railings
- Uneven steps or sidewalks
- Debris on paths, in aisles, or corridors
- Poor or nonexistent lighting in aisles, pathways, corridors
These accidents may not always be as traumatic as car crashes but they can still result in injuries like sprains, lacerations, broken bones, concussions, and other head injuries, as well as injuries to the neck, back, ankles, knees, and hips. Such injuries can leave you temporarily disabled and have a substantial effect on your quality of life. They can lead to huge medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, and loss of income.
Following an injury in Arkansas, victims are allowed three years from the date of their accident to file a claim. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident it's important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. A skilled attorney will be able to help you understand your opportunities for recovery and help gather important evidence that may have an impact on your case. Evidence such as photographs of the scene of the accident and witness statements can help in proving negligence and help you with financial recovery.
What Happens After a Slip & Fall Accident?
In Arkansas, if you slip (or trip) and fall in a business, the business isn’t automatically responsible for your medical bills. Even proving that the floor was slippery isn’t enough. We have to prove that the floor was slick and that someone who worked for the business knew that it was slick (or that it was slick for a long enough period of time that someone should have known). These are difficult cases to win, but that's okay because our lawyers like a challenge.
If you contact us about a slip-and-fall case, one of the first things we will do is work to preserve any surveillance video of the incident. This is important for two reasons. First, we want to have video footage of your actual fall to prove that you were not doing anything wrong (like running through the business). Second, we want to prove that whatever caused you to fall was there long enough that someone should have seen it. There won’t always be a video of your fall available. But when there is, we want to do everything we can to preserve the evidence and to protect your rights.
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