What Is a Slip and Fall?
An injury from a fall is a type of personal injury case – a non-criminal case where a victim seeks compensation for injury caused by another party. You might also see a slip and fall case referred to as premises liability. Any situation where someone slips or falls, whether it happens at a store, a government office or a friend’s house, falls under premise liability.
What to Do If Injured in a Slip & Fall
When you suffer an injury from slipping or falling on someone else’s property, it can be difficult to receive compensation for recovery and treatment time.
However, if the slip was the result of poor maintenance practices such as icy sidewalks, overcrowded aisles, or wet floors, you may deserve compensation. You just need a premises liability lawyer to help you prove that the slip was caused by the property owner neglecting to prevent such slips ahead of time.
As your premises injury attorney, we’ll help you build a case by collecting statements about and taking photographs of the area where the incident occurred. We’ll also look at medical reports to determine whether or not the injury was caused solely by the slip.
With our fool-proof process and our past experience with slip and fall premises liability cases, we can help you get a settlement to cover the cost of:
- Lost wages
At The Paul Powell Law Firm, we serve those who have been injured on someone else’s property or through another’s neglect.
Suffering the effects of an injury from a fall? Looking for the best personal injury lawyer? It’s important to choose one with a wealth of experience in injury cases who will be able to answer all of your questions in full so that you can make an informed decision. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about your legal rights.
Where Do Slip and Falls Occur Most?
Slipping accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons. However, they most typically take place on commercial property with high amounts of foot traffic. It may come as no surprise that a grocery store or supermarket is the most common environment for a slip and fall in most states because of the crowded atmosphere and high likelihood of spills.
Businesses, in particular, have a strong duty to make their premises safe for the public. If there is a spill or other problem that makes a fall more likely, the business must take action fast. Employees must either resolve the issue or take action to minimize the danger, such as by putting up signs and cordoning off the area.
How Can You Win a Slip and Fall Claim?
To be successful, a personal injury victim must generally establish that their injury was caused by the action or inaction of another person. When caused by an action, that is recklessness; when caused by an inaction, that is negligence.
Take a supermarket. If a customer spills something in the store and nobody does anything about it all day, that is negligence. If employees run through the store, squirting ketchup and mustard all over the floors, that is recklessness.
Contact The Paul Powell Law Firm Today
Depending on the situation, slip and fall settlements may run anywhere from a few dollars to millions. A fair settlement makes things right by covering medical expenses and other costs directly attributable to the accident. Defending your rights means taking the correct actions quickly, gathering evidence, and making the right statements to those involved.
For immediate, compassionate help, contact The Paul Powell Law Firm today.