Did Insufficient Lighting Cause Your Slip And Fall Injury?
When it comes to a slip and fall injury, there can be any number of contributing factors. But as a specific cause of such injuries, one problem that is frequently overlooked is that of inadequate lighting. Do you believe that lighting may have been a factor in a slip and fall accident in which you were involved and injured? To help protect your compensation rights, you will want to turn to an experienced personal injury attorney that deals explicitly with slip and fall injuries.
Rather than look at all the reasons why slip and fall injuries happen, for now, let’s examine more closely the possibility of poor lighting being involved.
Slip and Fall Injuries – Was Poor Lighting the Cause?
As a result of poor lighting, people with visual impairments and senior citizens are more likely to be the victim. In almost any kind of accident involving a slip and fall, inadequate lighting can factor in. Why is this? There are two reasons:
- In order to avoid an injury, the poor lighting prevented you from seeing obstacles in your path that were dangerous.
- An area is now hard to navigate even though, with adequate lighting, it would’ve been safe.
How Does Poor Lighting Effect A Situation?
Let’s look at the two previously listed reasons in detail.
It’s harder to navigate around conditions that are potentially dangerous when you can’t see due to poor lighting. Examples could be an office hallway with ripped carpeting or a parking lot with a large pothole. With no time to prevent a fall, you may not have been able to identify these obstacles because you were prevented from doing so by poor lighting.
Without injuring yourself, it can be difficult to get from point A to point B when poor lighting makes a usually safe area unsafe. If you can’t clearly see a particular area in a parking lot, for example, you may not notice a curb. You end up tripping over it. Another example would be a set of stairs that is usually not a problem to navigate. But because of poor lighting you misjudged a step’s height and ended up falling.
Proving Your Case
Though a competent attorney will be invaluable in pursuing and successfully completing a slip and fall injury case, if you can prove that the conditions involved improper lighting, you will be ahead of the game. This can be done by providing evidence such as surveillance camera video footage, witness testimony, medical records, photographs, etc.
Corradino & Papa, LLC – Who to Turn to for a Slip and Fall Injury
You may be under the impression that any personal injury attorney is a good personal injury attorney. But there are attorneys who deal specifically in slip and fall injuries. If you have experienced an injury such as this, that’s who you want representing your case – not just a lawyer who pursues general personal injury cases.
To successfully pursue a slip and fall injury case, you’re going to need someone who is devotedly on your side. A competent, skilled individual who will fight for your rights. The attorneys and staff at Corradino & Papa, LLC are exactly who you need in order to get the compensation you so deserve. You stay home, rest up, and get healthy while we do all the heavy lifting. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.