Do you have interlocking pavers at your home or business that are sinking, raising, or otherwise forming a trip hazard? Now is the time to make repairs, before someone trips and falls. If someone is injured due to a trip and fall on your property, they will be able to sue you to recover for their harms and losses. This includes claims for money for pain and suffering, as well as economic losses such as lost wages, healthcare expenses, and household services expenses.
To recover for a trip and fall injury, the injured party must be able to establish liability. That is, they must prove that the owner of the property was negligent. In the case of uneven pavers with no signage or markings to warn pedestrians, there is certainly a good chance that the property owner will be found responsible and required to pay the injured party for their harms and losses.
Although many trip and fall accidents are relatively minor events, do not underestimate the harm that can result from pavers or other walking surfaces that are uneven or otherwise in disrepair. Some trip and fall accidents result in serious orthopedic injuries, like broken ankles, wrists, and elbows, often requiring surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation. In some instances, a trip and fall can lead to head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and in rare circumstances, even death.
If you have been given notice that someone was injured on your property it is important to notify your insurance company immediately. Most claims for personal injury arising from a trip and fall accident are defended and paid by the homeowner or commercial insurance policy for the property.
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Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death in Canada and the United States. Andrew is the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way".