Slips and Falls
"Slip and Fall" personal injury cases usually involve a trip or slip resulting in injury that occurs on someone else's property. It is critical that the condition which caused the fall be photographed as soon as possible so that a fair analysis of legal liability can be made. Perhaps you can use your cell phone camera if available.
"Negligence" is the key factor when determiniting legal liability in slip and fall cases. Dangerous conditions such as torn carpeting, faulty flooring, staircases without hand rails, wet floors, poor lighting, icy pavement, cracked concrete or hidden hazards can cause someone to slip and sustain injuries. Photographs tell the story.
In cases of negligence, there are many ways for a trial lawyer to approach a slip and fall injury case. Your attorney will investigate any violations or failures on the part of the property owner and gather information to determine whether the hazardous situation was forseeable and preventable. Your attorney will also attempt to establish that the property owner failed to protect the injured party from danger while on their property. This is the case when the owner of a property created a dangerous condition; the owner knew a dangerous condition existed and negligently failed to correct it; or a dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that the owner should have discovered and corrected it prior to the slip and fall incident in question.
There are other basis for slip and fall injury claims besides negligence that will ensure an injured person is able to recieve the proper medical attention and compensation. Many businesses and homeowners have provisions in their insurance coverage providing no-fault medical coverage for injuries sustained on their property. A good personal injury attorney can evaluate the circumstances of your slip and fall injury to find the most applicable ways to help you recover.
As with any personal injury claim, the most important thing is for you to receive prompt and thorough medical attention.