Attorneys Experienced with Slip and Fall Liability
You need to protect yourself both physically and legally after you’ve been injured in a slip and fall event. The insurance company you are making the claim against will have attorneys representing and fighting for them. Our firm has the resources, experience, and commitment to take on the largest insurance companies. You focus on getting back to normal; we focus on results. We can help with:
- Catastrophic and debilitating injuries
- Aggressive insurance adjusters
- Lost wages
- Outstanding high medical fees
- Complex insurance claim policies and procedures
Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Injury Case
If you slipped or fell and were injured on someone else’s property, you may have a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner. Property owner’s are required by law to take care of their property and make sure there aren’t any present dangers. Below are a few things the property owner is required to do to keep the property safe.
- Mop up wet floors
- Salt icy areas
- Maintain pavements on property
- Use non-skid materials
- Pay attention to hazardous weather conditions
- Remove snow
- Remove obstacles from the walkway
If the property owner knew about a present danger and neglected to take care of the hazardous condition that resulted in an injury, he or she could be found liable. Below are a few examples of negligent conditions that could cause a slip and fall injury.
- Uneven stairs
- Failure to salt icy walkways
- Debris in walkway
- Slippery floors without a caution sign
- Loose or torn carpet
- Broken floor tiles
A slip or fall can cause painful injuries that require time and money to heal. The key to beginning the recovery process is determining who the responsible party is so the legal process can begin.
Commercial Slip and Fall
To be held legally responsible for a slip and fall injury that took place on a commercial property, the owner of the property must have caused the damage, known about the unstable surface, or should have known about the slippery surface that caused the injury.
Residential properties are zoned for living or dwelling. In a rental property, it’s the landlord’s responsibility to keep tenants safe. Below are examples of possible slip and fall instances. In a slip and fall lawsuit, you will need to prove that the property owner didn’t take reasonably necessary actions to fix any issues that could cause a slip or fall accident.
- The landlord is responsible for the property and keeping it safe.
- The Landlord failed to take action to fix the property posing a threat to the tenant’s safety.
- The injury took place as a consequence of not fixing the damage.
Slips and Falls at Work
Another common place where people fall and get injured is at work. It’s the employer’s responsibility to make sure all employees have a safe work environment. Below are the three types of workplace slip and falls.
- Fall on a single level-many things can cause these types of falls, such as uneven footways, curved surfaces, surface blocked by fixtures, tools, or other workplace equipment.
- Swing falls-this can also be referred to as a fall to a lower level. This type of fall takes place when workers perform tasks at height. They could be servicing an aircraft, installing theater lighting, or working in a construction or industrial environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to have fall protection in place for working heights of four feet or higher for general industry and six feet or higher for construction. If an application puts workers at a higher risk of falling, a fall arrest system must be installed.
If you have suffered injuries due to a slip and fall accident, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries and losses.