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While the term “Slip and Fall” may seem frivolous, the injuries that happen from poorly maintained areas can exist for a lifetime. Back and neck injuries, bone fractures and other damages are just a few of the issues that our clients have suffered because a business or property owner failed to keep their premises clean, safe or properly maintained
When we ask our clients if, on the day they suffered their accident, they woke up hoping to be temporarily or permanently injured. The answer is clearly “no.” That is why you have to take your injury serious and find an attorney who does so also.
Make sure not delay in contacting an attorney, concerning your “Slip and Fall” accident, because you may need to make sure that the evidence of the conditions that caused your injuries are documented.
Negligence is one of the main causes of slip and fall accidents. The typical reason that you experience a slip and fall accident is due to unsafe conditions in a building or parking lot. Wet floors, slippery waxed floors and torn carpets are just a few of the known causes.
However, since every slip and fall accident is different, a property owner is not necessarily always guilty of negligence. The owner's liability is based on whether the right steps have been taken to remedy dangerous situations on or around the property.
If something is a potential hazard, the owner must put up a warning sign. For instance, if an aisle in the supermarket is wet, you need to see barriers or signs indicating that it is dangerous to walk on the floor. Owners of shopping malls, hotels, movie theaters, supermarkets, office buildings and apartment complexes must maintain properties so that they are safe.
1. Go to the nearest emergency room if you are seriously injured.
2. Take photographs of the site of the incident.
3. Request a copy of the incident report.
4. Document and photograph all injuries.
When you make an appointment with a personal injury lawyer at Kaufman & Lynd, an attorney advises you about whether negligence caused your accident. The law states that you, the injured party, must prove your case. The owner of the property where your accident occurred is not legally responsible for proving your claim.
The good news is Kaufman and Lynd is here to help. We have over 40 years of combined experience and the resources to help you in a time of need. Among the many ways we help you, we:
Fortunately, you can obtain excellent counsel. A personal injury lawyer can contact the defendant's insurance agency; gather and maintain evidence; keep a record of your medical injuries and monetary damages; and build a solid lawsuit.
If you are the victim of a slip and fall accident, do not allow an injury to rule your life. Call Kaufman & Lynd today for a complimentary consultation.
Question: Can I sue the city if I accidentally slip on a broken or cracked sidewalk?
Answer: The city is legally responsible for maintaining public sidewalks. If you can prove that the city was negligent, you may have a valid claim. Remember that you must file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations in your state expires.
Question: Can I get monetary compensation from the property owner if my accident takes place inside the store?
Answer: The answer depends on the specific facts pertaining to your accident. If you can prove that the store owner was at fault due to the presence of slippery floors, you may have a legitimate case.
Question: When does the law state that a property owner should have realized that the building or grounds are dangerous?
Answer: If the property has had a known hazard for a reasonable period, the law states that the property owner should have known about the predicament and taken steps to correct the problem.
Question: Who is ultimately liable for a slip and fall accident?
Answer: Property owners and managers are both responsible for slip and fall accidents. In addition, people who rent business spaces are liable for causing slip and fall accidents.
Contact an attorney immediately that you believe you can trust, but make sure that they are understanding and compassionate to your needs.
It depends on who’s at fault, what the damages are and how much insurance is available.
Again, that depends on the length of your treatment, but can be as quickly as 6 month up to three to five years.
Slip and Fall is almost the same as an auto accident except finding the person responsible for your injuries can be difficult. There can be multiple insurance companies, there could be a Governmental entity involved. It is very important to have the proper lawyer who has the resources to do the research that might be needed.
Yes, slip and fall cases are more likely to go to trial because proving them can be difficult.
It depends on being able to prove that the person responsible should have been aware of the situation and had a duty to protect you.
It depends on the situation, but normally a person or entity can he held responsible for the conditions of the property that you have the rights to be on.
If you have a right to be there and they failed in their right to protect you then they could be held responsible.
Normally filing a suit happens after negotiations have broken down between your lawyer and the property that you are trying to hold responsible.
If you can, take pictures or have some else of where the accident happened and het witness names and phone numbers. Then immediately contact an attorney.
When someone gets hurt after a “slip-and-fall” accident, who pays for the injuries? The answer is surprisingly complicated.
Many slip and fall accidents are preventable, and if you own property it’s a good idea to take precautions against these accidents.
A look at the types of conditions that can lead to an outdoor slip and fall accident. In this section, you’ll find examples of common conditions that can prove dangerous, poorly organized parking lots, and inadequate lighting.
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