St. Thomas USVI Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip and fall accidents are common causes of serious personal injuries in the Virgin Islands. Anytime someone falls due to a slippery or dangerous surface, resulting in injury, that person could have grounds for a premises liability claim against the property owner. Slip and falls are painful accidents that can range from minor to life threatening. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured due to a slip and fall, please contact ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC at (340) 201-4667 to discuss your case for free.
Why Choose ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC?
- We offer our services on a contingency fee basis. We only charge attorney’s fees if we win a financial award on the client’s behalf.
- We have a long history of personal injury case success. Our case results show our dedication at work.
- We provide undivided attention to each client. Our firm believes in helping people through difficult times with one-on-one legal counseling.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Most slip and fall accidents are preventable. They occur when the owner of the property or another party fails to keep the space reasonably safe. Some slip and fall cases include hazards such as slippery floors due to mopping and waxing, uneven land, spilled liquids, loose floor tiles, and loose rugs. Other causes can include the surrounding conditions, such as trash or debris on the floor, wires on the ground, a worker rushing up a ladder, or unsafe staircases.
Slip and fall incidents can occur anywhere. Some of the most common places are grocery stores, shopping malls, parking lots, amusement parks, spas, hospitals, nursing homes, and right at home. Many cases occur at worksites in the Virgin Islands, usually in industries that require labor, such as kitchen workers in restaurants or custodial staff in hotels. No matter how or where your slip and fall occurred, you have rights.
Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents
Over one million Americans suffer from slip and fall injuries every year, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. Most slip and fall accident victims are older adults or children. Falls are common amongst older people as age affects balance. However, the staff of any work area or tourism site can take preventive measures to avoid severe falls for visitors and residents of the Virgin Islands.
- Mopping and drying wet floors
- Putting up signs after mopping or waxing
- Removing items from sidewalks or aisles
- Keeping the area well-lit and removing clutter
- Fixing uneven surfaces to prevent tripping
Slip and fall accidents can cause fractures, severe pain, or even death depending on the fall. Some of the most common injuries include hip fractures, wrist, sprains, and head and brain injuries. These measures can help reduce the risk of serious injuries from slip and falls, keeping the area safe for locals and visitors.
If you suffered an injury that happened on someone else’s property, you may be in a position to obtain compensation. Property owners are often liable for injuries that happen to people while they are visiting the Virgin Islands. As a resident or visitor, you could have a case against a negligent property owner after a slip and fall. You may file a claim to receive compensation for the injury that happened on someone else’s property. You have two years to file your claim before missing the statute of limitations.
Get Help From a Lawyer
All property owners must take measures to reasonably prevent injuries on their land. If they fail to do so, resulting in a slip and fall accident, the owner may be liable to give compensation. The lawyers at ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC can help you gather evidence for your case by carrying out investigation processes such as interviewing witnesses. A lawyer can also represent you in front of insurance companies. There is a possibility that the case may go to trial. A lawyer is better suited to handle trials than the average accident victim.
We can take care of all the complex litigation processes according to your needs. Schedule a free consultation today.
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