Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
Every day, hundreds of people are injured when they slip/trip and fall. Sometimes these slip/trip and fall cases happened because the owner or occupier of a property failed to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. There may be a spill that wasn’t cleaned, a ladder may not have been put away, or non-traction paint may have been used in a walkway, to list a few of the many causes of a slip and fall accident. If so, that owner/occupier should be held accountable for the injuries sustained as the result of their negligence.
Slip/trip and fall cases can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, many elderly folks are injured every year and need to be treated in emergency rooms nationwide. If you were injured as the result of negligence, e.g., failing to maintain the property safely, be sure to report the incident to the store manager, owner, or landlord, and preferably have it put in writing. Be sure to take pictures and obtain the names and phone numbers of any witnesses. Even if your injuries appear minimal at the time, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Often, what may seem minor at first blush can turn into something serious down the road. Additionally, contact us for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney to see if you’re entitled to compensation as a result of your injuries, including your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Prompt filing of your case is important as there is generally a window of 4 years in which you may start your lawsuit.