Many serious injuries involving transportation occur during automobile accidents, but also include bus, truck, train and motorcycle accidents. In most automobile accident cases, the primary issue is to determine who is at fault. Whether you’re a pedestrian walking in the crosswalk, or exercising on a bike, board or blades, automobiles must properly share the road with you.
A “slip and fall” accident may occur when someone trips over a broken sidewalk or a grate, slips on a slippery substance like oil, ice or water, or are injured by a falling object. These types of injuries commonly occur in parking lots, at restaurants, supermarkets, and shopping malls or inside a building. Dangerous conditions such as torn carpeting, narrow or poorly maintained stairs or abrupt changes in flooring may be a contributing factor.
While the most common premises liability cases involve a Slip and Fall, other cases may include injuries sustained from exposure to toxic chemicals or mold, lead poisoning, or improperly maintained equipment, defective construction may also be to blame. Inadequate security in a poorly lit parking lot may result in serious injuries. If an individual becomes injured while acting in an unexpected, unauthorized or dangerously careless way; however, the public or government property owner or occupier may limit their responsibility.