Accidents happen. Don’t cry over spilled milk. Nobody’s perfect. These overly used cliches might apply to minor mishaps but they don’t apply to serious slip and fall cases.
If you were injured at work or in a public place (i.e, grocery store, residential building) you could have a valid slip and fall claim and be entitled to financial support.
Read below for a quick guide to slip and fall cases and why it’s so important to have a slip and fall lawyer.
What Is a Slip and Fall Case?
A slip and fall case is a type of personal injury case in which a person is injured on another person’s or organization’s property. In order to successfully pursue a slip and fall claim, you need a slip and fall attorney. He or she will walk you through each of the legal steps you can expect.
In order to have a slip and fall claim you have to meet two essential criteria:
- Establish the liable party/parties (whose fault is it?)
- Was that party negligent (did they cause or fail to prevent the slip and fall?)
As you build your claim, think about the person or people that are liable. For example, if you slip and fall at someone’s home, the homeowner may be liable. And if you slip and fall inside a coffee shop, the shop owner or the shop’s management company could be liable.
Next, you have to show that the person or group was actually negligent. For example, a property manager has a duty to keep the property safe for visitors. If they break that duty and you are injured because of it, you may have a case.
Was the floor of a store damaged or uneven causing you to fall? They should have hired a better flooring contractor because now they could be liable for your injury.
Slip and Fall Injuries
The most common slip and fall injuries include broken or fractured bones, soft tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. These injuries can be expensive to treat, so money from a slip and fall case could be essential.
The total amount of money in a slip and fall settlement varies based on the situation. The severity of your injuries, your income, and the experience of your lawyer can impact the total amount of money you receive during a settlement.
Hire a Lawyer and Build a Case
So, can I press slip and fall charges? Only a lawyer can tell you for sure, but you may have a case if you can establish who is liable and that they caused the injury or failed to prevent it.
Slip and fall cases are a type of personal injury case. If you were injured at work or while on another person’s property, you may pursue a slip and fall claim.
To talk more about your case, you can contact me online.