Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and Fall Accidents
Trip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, also commonly known as premises liability cases, occur when you are injured on someone else’s property. This includes commercial properties like supermarkets, restaurants, retail stores, shopping centers, and many other business establishments. Slip and falls can also occur at residential properties, or even on sidewalks and on government property. Premises liability is when a third party (often a business or commercial property owner) is responsible for an injury that you suffered because of an unsafe condition on a property.
What is a Slip and Fall Accident?
Oftentimes, someone is a victim of a slip and fall when they slip or trip on something that is dangerous or constitutes a hazard. This can include things like:
Property owners or tenants who are leasing a property have a duty to maintain a safe environment for visitors. The individuals or entities who control the property must ensure that the property is free from unreasonable risks for which visitors are not aware. If protective measures are not taken, then the property owners, tenant, or both can be liable.
Slip and fall (and trip and fall) accidents often lead to serious and long-term injuries. Damages often include medical bills, surgery, future treatment, pain and suffering, and loss of income. Damages like future treatment and pain and suffering are often hard to quantify because there is not necessarily a set formula. That is why our office is here to help you through the process when you are a victim of a slip and fall accident.
Additionally, while you may have a valid claim many stores or businesses will not respond to you as a strategy to avoid compensating you for your injuries. Others may tender the claim to their insurance companies who will often deny these claims on the basis that their policy does not have medical coverage. Don’t fall for these traps. Our office can help you get the recovery you deserve.
Our office has extensive experience with premises liability claims. We are not afraid to file a lawsuit and take your case to trial to get you the compensation you deserve. You do not pay us a fee until we obtain a recovery for you.