Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents are quite common. If you or someone you love has had a slip and fall accident as the result of the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. You may slip and fall as the result of wet floors or because of cracks in the walkway, or for any number of other reasons. When you have been injured you must take immediate action to discuss your injury with an attorney.
If you have been injured by a slip or fall as a result of the negligence of another you may be compensated for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages
- Future medical expenses
It is important to talk to an attorney as quickly as possible after the accident occurs. Your attorney will investigate the accident to determine liability and negligence necessary to proceed with a lawsuit. There are limits to the time you must file a suit. It is important to speak to a lawyer before signing anything. You need to protect your rights.
Your attorney will help to determine the cause of the accident and establish liability and show negligence. In most cases, the property owner is:
- Responsible for unsafe conditions that caused a slip and fall injury
- Responsible for correcting any unsafe conditions that he knew about
- Responsible for taking reasonable care to prevent accidents from occurring
Many slip and fall lawsuits successfully end through negotiations and settlement. If your case does need to go to trial, your attorney will prepare your case to get you the compensation you deserve.