Slip & Fall Accident Attorney
Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents & Premises Liability Claims
Property owners have the responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe environment to those who use that property: tenants, customers, visitors, etc. When they neglect this responsibility, a slip and fall accident may result. Slip & fall accidents can cause serious injuries, some which requires extensive or long-term care. Determining where responsibility lies and proving liability in a slip & fall accident can be difficult. This type of accident can be quite harmful, causing spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and broken bones. If this has happened to you or someone you know you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Specifically, this is a premises liability case to obtain financial compensation for your injuries and suffering. If it was a work environment where the accident was caused, workers’ compensation does not always provide all that you may be legally entitled to. Whatever the circumstances of your slip and fall accident, you need to immediately contact a personal injury lawyer at our firm for an initial consultation.
Examples of Slip and Fall Accidents
A man slips and falls while walking on a city sidewalk because the pavement was severely cracked and uneven, with no cones or warning signs to indicate safety risk.
A women slipped while walking down the stairs of her apartment building. Because there were no handrails, as is required by law, the women fell and injured herself.
Due to inadequate lighting, a man was injured at work after slipping and falling. The lack of proper lighting limited his vision, causing him to trip and fall.
Elements of a Slip and Fall Accident Claim
Simply slipping and falling on someone else’s property does not warrant a lawsuit. There are certain elements that must be in place to establish a successful claim of this nature.
- It must be established that the defendant owned or operated the property at the time of the accident;
- It must be established that the defendant failed to eradicate safety hazards and/or provide a safe premises for visitors;
- It must be established that the defendant’s negligence led to the plaintiff becoming injured; and
- The plaintiff must have experienced real injuries as the result of the accident.
Retaining a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
There are, unfortunately, property owners and insurance companies that are not often willing to properly compensate the victim in a slip and fall accident. It is not uncommon in our experience to find that an owner, who was negligent in maintaining his or her property, may not have sufficient or any insurance to cover such accidents. They will try and avoid having to pay anything. Insurance companies will often try and pay as little as possible. You may be offered a settlement by either the property owner or his or her insurance company.
Without reliable legal representation, you may accept an offer much lower than what you are entitled. An aggressive and effective lawyer from our firm will not let that happen. We will fight for all that you deserve. We are recognized for our strong support of the community and you will find us compassionate towards your situation and tenacious towards your case. In order to bring a slip & fall accident case to trial, however, you will need an attorney who has the experience and determination required to uncover this information and provide you with the aggressive representation you deserve. Contact a slip and fall lawyer today if you have sustained injuries in a slip & fall accident.