Slip and fall injury cases are expected. Whether it's from a spilled drink, a broken sidewalk, or another hazard, slip, and falls are not just an inconvenience - they can be debilitating for people who have had the misfortune of falling. If you've been injured in this way but cannot work because of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income due to time off work, and any pain and suffering that has resulted as a result. To fight these cases successfully, there are critical points about every injured party's process!
Know your rights and what you are entitled to. Slip & fall injury cases can be complicated, so those who have suffered a slip or fall must know their legal standing from the outset.
Don't wait! Time is of the essence when pursuing these claims as evidence may fade, medical records may need updating, etc. It's best not to delay in filing any documents with the court.
Find out if there was insurance coverage at fault for this accident either through an employer or personal policy coverages - "the more insureds involved, generally speaking, the better chance you'll have of getting some money."
Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall Accident Claims
When you slip on a wet surface and fall, it can be challenging to know how much money will come out of your pocket for medical treatment. You may incur costs if the injury is minor or significant, but what if someone was watching who could have prevented this from happening?
Injuries sustained in slips and falls range from relatively harmless bumps or scrapes that require little more than first-aid ointments, bandages, stitches -or even nothing at all-to severe injuries like broken bones, which cause months of pain while requiring extensive surgery time as well as rehabilitation therapy. If an employee witnessed the event, they are obligated by law to report their observations within 24 hours so authorities can investigate whether any hazards exist such cases might include poorly lit.
Other Premises Liability Claims for Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall Accident
Slip-and-fall accidents are some of the most common events in all types of businesses. Whether it's a grocery store, office building, or hospital, water spills on the floor that were not cleaned up promptly can cause slips. A single misplaced sign will often lead to people tripping over it if they don't see where one is placed ahead enough time for them to avoid collision with another object as well as themselves injuring their ankles from such an event happening either way without notice."
Cases for premises liability typically arise when a person is injured on someone else's property. For instance, if you were walking down the sidewalk and slipped due to ice or snow that was not adequately cleared by the company that owns it, they may be liable for your injuries.
If you know there are hazardous conditions unrelated to an active event such as a construction site, please call us during office hours.