Parking lot potholes are a common threat for slip and fall

Slip and fall injuries are rampant in the US as landscapes, parking lots, sidewalks, roads, highways, and many other areas today are not maintained properly. It can be a terrifying and unexpected experience to suddenly lose control and injure yourself.

There are many different scenarios for the slip and fall accident, but senior citizens are most prone to these types of incidents and also to severe injuries. Because their bones tend to be more brittle, their skin is more fragile, and their eyesight and hearing may not be as good, seniors may even be at risk for fatal complications arising from these injuries, such as a stroke or a brain bleed. If you are a business owner, never let your premises fall into disrepair—it simply is not worth it to allow someone else to become hurt or even die. If you have fallen into a pothole and have been seriously injured, do not try to handle the insurance company yourself; rather, speak with an injury attorney from the offices of H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. right away.

Potholes pose a significant threat to motorists too and could be the reason behind serious car or motorcycle accidents. Those traveling on foot or a bicycle have the potential to become significantly more injured, however. While there is the responsibility to find out who is responsible for something like a pothole, the larger concern is to make sure that you or your loved one who were injured receive medical treatment as soon as possible. With the help of an experienced attorney, you will quickly also be able to find out who should be responsible for the caretaking of the area—and who is liable.

Potholes are all too common, and unfortunately so are the injuries to go along with him. We all know them as a menace to our cars, but to fall into one while walking can result in serious injuries such as broken bones and sprains, head injuries, or facial contusions. In many ways, this type of negligence is one of the worst because of the surprise element—especially if the area is dimly lit.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of others, you may be quickly burdened with medical expenses, emotional trauma, or serious pain due to injury. With over 30 years of experience in accidental and personal injury practice, we will help you get the compensation you deserve. Speak with a skilled slip and fall attorney from the offices of H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. Call now to learn more at 912-764-9616, or contact us online.