Procure Counsel For Slip and Fall Cases
A Slip and Fall accident happens when you slip or trip and then fall on someone else’s property. This type of accident usually results in significant personal injury as a result of dangerous, hazardous or poorly maintained conditions. There is an entire body of law that governs and oversees these types of accidents which is called Premises Liability Laws and they are quite complicated and difficult to completely understand. That is why it is essential to immediately contact a personal injury lawyer after you have experienced a Slip and Fall accident so that you can protect your rights and be compensated for your injuries, including pain and suffering.
Slip & Fall accidents are almost always caused by poorly maintained site conditions that are unsafe and should have been either repaired or properly eliminated. These accidents can cause significant damage and injury that can include long term recovery, considerable medical expenses and pain and suffering that can last for a very long time. It is the property owner’s responsibility to not only correct the site conditions that caused the accident but also to compensate for any pain, suffering and injury. It takes a well educated and qualified attorney to navigate through the facts and create a well designed plan to ensure your legal rights are fully represented and taken care of. A personal injury attorney that is experienced in Premises Liability Law will be able to prove:
- The property owner was responsible for the unsafe or dangerous condition
- The property owner knew about the unsafe or dangerous condition and did nothing to correct or repair the defect
- The property owner should have known about the unsafe or dangerous condition simply because a reasonable and responsible property owner would have discovered the condition and repaired or corrected it
There exceptions to Premise Liability Law and an attorney will be able to advise you about these exceptions and if they have an impact on your legal rights.
After experiencing a Slip and Fall accident, there are many different things that may happen including an offer to settle from the property owner’s insurance company. An attorney that represents you will be able to explain the settlement in terms you can understand and also negotiate the best possible settlement that is fair for you. A Slip and Fall attorney can also develop a plan to file a lawsuit if necessary and handle the case from start to finish. Some attorneys will provide their services on a contingency basis for Slip and Fall accidents which means no out of pocket expenses. It is a wise choice to contact a lawyer immediately after a Slip and Fall so that you can take control of your legal rights.