Although the liability in slip and fall accidents can be difficult there have been progressions in the law that create inroads in the legal doctrines making it easier to prove liability.
Slip and fall accidents that occur in a hospital or nursing home are extremely unique and often times fall under medical malpractice law. Although a slip and fall accident in a medical facility is a far cry from a doctor or nurse making a mistake causing an injury, the facts leading up to slip and fall accidents in a medical facility fall under the medical standards of care.
Slip and fall accidents have multiple causes giving rise to liability for the injuries that occur.
Another way that slip and fall cases can be assisted is through the use of an expert witness. When someone falls or is injured on someone else's premises, and because the nature of slip and fall cases requires a good deal of proof in order to recover damages, it is often helpful to have the experience and expertise of an expert witness. There is a lot of evidence that must go into the proof of the case in order to properly represent you, the injured party.
Slip and fall injuries can be very serious. Typically, the body of the victim falls violently to the floor or pavement as a result of the slippery conditions. If the head is struck serious head injuries can occur in addition to back and neck injuries, severe shoulder injuries, and lower extremity injuries. These can be particularly devastating and include trimalleolar and bimalleolar fractures of the lower leg and ankle; which involve a fracture of both the fibula and tibia.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, truck accident, have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, or have sustained any other kind of personal injury in RI contact Karns Law Group now.