Slip & Fall

Slip and Fall Accidents

There are many different types of accidents that can occur while you and your family go about your daily lives.  You could be injured at a recreation center, a library, a park, an apartment building, a friend’s home, a store, at school, in a parking lot, at a bar or restaurant, or even walking down the sidewalk.  The accident may be a trip or slip and fall resulting from poor lighting, slippery conditions, areas in disrepair, or simply careless maintenance.

A slip or fall can be very dangerous and will need representation by an injury attorney.  Although people often think nothing can be done, this is a very common kind of case for injury attorneys.  This area of personal injury witnesses thousands of injuries every year in the United States. An almost invisible crack or a small amount of spilled water can leave a victim in a wheelchair or with a permanent injury. It can become very complicated when trying to determine fault, and  when determining whether conditions were indeed hazardous. Injury attorneys generally see slip-and-fall incidents that occur due to an object in a walking path; an impediment in the surface; an unexpected imperfection (such as a hole) in the walking surface, etc.

Who is Responsible When You Fall?

Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition.  As a visitor or tenant, you should be able to rely on routine maintenance designed to keep the property safe.  You also have the right to be warned of any unsafe conditions should they develop. When the property owner fails to maintain his property, neglects to repair dangerous defects or fails to warn of unsafe conditions, then he is responsible to those who are injured. 

Preserving Evidence in Your Slip and Fall Case

Any delay in hiring a lawyer could jeopardize the value of your recovery. The property owner will often change or quickly repair the unsafe condition or defect that caused your accident. This will leave you without the opportunity to obtain valuable photographs and other evidence that is vital to your case.  With the passage of time, witnesses may be difficult to identify and locate.  Therefore, it is imperative that you promptly hire a lawyer to gather and preserve all possible evidence favorable to your case.    In many slip or trip and fall accidents, an immediate inspection by an expert may be necessary to establish negligence on the part of the property owner. 

The Insurance Company has a Lawyer...
You Need One Too

Attempting to deal with the insurance company on your own can be a costly mistake.  The property owner is likely to refuse to discuss your injury and the payment of your medical bills.  Likewise, because you are unrepresented, the insurance company may not take your case seriously.

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