SLIP AND FALL CASES – PREMISE LIABILITY
Slip and Fall Accident Causes
Accidents involving a slip, trip or fall may be caused by any number of hazards, including sidewalks, stairs and walkways that are unsafe for a variety of reasons including poor lighting, missing handrails or supports, faulty railings, snow, ice, rain uneven surfaces, broken areas, poorly marked steps, misaligned edges and cracks, and poorly kept carpet, rugs or mats. Other causes of slips, trips or falls include food, water or other substances on floors in restaurants or supermarkets, objects left where they shouldn’t be, and a wide variety of other causes.
THE RIGHT LAWYERS FOR YOU
We will fight to recover your expenses, replace income and make sure that your losses, your suffering and your injuries are adequately compensated. Unlike the huge firms with dozens of attorneys and many different attorneys handling different aspects of your case, we are personally involved in every case from start to finish. Our firm and team cares about each and every client giving everyone the personal attention they deserve.
Slip and fall accidents cause a great many injuries, and are second only to motor vehicle accidents as a cause of serious injuries. There can be factors which complicate an injury especially diabetes, age, prior illnesses. Also, certain injuries may be more debilitating to one person than another due to the person’s daily life requirements, activities, and job.
Property owners, lessors, landlords and property managers have a responsibility to keep their premises safe; and when they fail to do so, they may be liable for injury and damages. When such falls involve a municipality or other public entity, litigation can be complicated and extensive. Also, when a governmental entity is involved, you may have a shorter period of time in which to bring your claim. There may be reporting requirements, some as short as six months.
IF YOU SLIP, TRIP, OR FALL
If you are injured in a slip, trip or fall accident, it is important to preserve the evidence as soon as possible. Take a picture of where the slip and fall accident happened because the dangerous conditions that caused the accident can easily be cleared up or changed. Immediately report the slip and fall accident to the owner or the nearest person of authority, and complete an accident report if one is available. You may also call our office and we will have pictures taken immediately. Your goal is to record and preserve the scene of the slip and fall accident and all the surrounding conditions as best as you can and make sure the incident is reported in order to make your case is as strong as possible.
Damages that a slip and fall accident victim and the victim’s family are entitled to recover may include: hospital and medical expenses; past and future lost earnings; past and future permanent physical disability, such as a limp, scars, loss of a limb; emotional distress, such as depression and anxiety; grief and emotional suffering caused by the death of a loved one; loss of love and companionship caused by the death or serious injury of a loved one; damage or destruction of property; physical pain and suffering; loss of enjoyment of life.
To protect your legal rights following a slip and fall accident CALL OUR FIRM NOW at 724-430-0514 or contact us by email so that we can meet with you right away.
WHAT YOU DESERVE
If you have been injured in a trip or slip and fall accident you should consult with a slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Investigation of the accident scene, photographing the area before it is altered is vital, and protecting all other evidence and witnesses is so very important to your case and its success. We will investigate your slip and fall claim and work diligently to arrive at a timely settlement or proceed to trial to obtain the compensation you deserve.