Slip & Fall Lawyers
Slip & Fall Injury Litigation
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Did you know that fall injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits? One in four older adults will suffer a fall and about 800,000 patients are admitted for a slip and fall every year. A fall can be absolutely detrimental to your health. They are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries and the third leading cause of death from unintentional injuries. Falls can cause substantial injury at any age, including hip fractures, back injuries, and head injuries, making it difficult to live independently.
It is important to understand your legal rights if you have been injured in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, our lawyers may be able to help you seek the compensation you need for your accident-related losses. You may be able to get legal action after a slip and fall at a shopping mall, retail outlet, hotel, office building, restaurant or any public place, like a stadium or park.
If you are involved in a slip & fall accident, you should contact The Liblang Law Firm to discuss your case immediately: (248) 540-9270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. However, there are certain locations where fall injuries are common. These include:
- Hotels / Motels
- Theaters / Arenas / Stadiums
- Retirement homes
- Private homes
A victim of a slip and fall can take legal action against the property owner or against the renter that is on the property. If the owner or renter was negligent about fixing a hazard on the property or failed to adequately warn of a hazard, you may be entitled to compensation. If you are concerned about suing a neighbor or local store owner, don’t hesitate. Any compensation will come from an insure settlement and not an out of pocket cost.
Certain factors increase your chances of slipping and falling, whether you are at someone’s property or out in public. Common slip and fall accidents include:
- Cluttered walkways
- Icy and snow
- Damaged floors and stairs
- Ditches and potholes
- Abrupt changes in walking surfaces
- Inadequate lighting
- Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
- Wet and slippery floors
If you are hurt in a slip and fall accident, the amount of money you can recover from the responsible party will change depending upon how badly you are injured, whether the individual was partly or fully at fault, and the insurance policies available. Common injuries that result from a slip and fall include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck, shoulder, and back injuries
- Knee injuries
If you have been injured in a serious slip and fall accident you may be able to make a personal injury claim against the person who owned the property. To have a successful slip and fall claim you need to show proof of:
- Your injuries resulting from a fall on the defendant’s property.
- The property owner or renter that had a legal obligation to you to make the property safe. This means you had a legal right to be on the property and were not a trespasser.
- The owner fell short in fulfilling that obligation
- You suffered harm because of the owner’s negligence.
Keep in mind the “open and obvious” rule. This refers to any danger that a reasonable person would recognize and avoid, such as wet floor signs or an open construction pit. The law will assume that any reasonable person would avoid such danger.
Slip and falls can be a complicated process, but you should explore any potential for a claim. At Liblang, you can rest easy knowing that we will help you every step of the way.
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