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Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
When you’re injured in a slip and fall due to a property owner’s negligence, our slip and fall lawyers will help you recover money for your injuries and pain and suffering. Property owners are responsible to keep their sidewalks, walkways, entryways, or stores free from slippery or wet substances. When property owners fail to do so, they are liable to customers or others who suffer injuries due to a slip and fall accident.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall accidents often result in broken bones that sometimes require surgeries. Our slip and fall attorneys have represented clients who suffered broken ankles, legs, hips, and arms. We will seek a recovery of lost wages or business income for our slip and fall clients if their injuries cause them to lose time and money from work.
Proof Needed to Win a Slip and Fall Case
First, your slip and fall lawyer will need to confirm with you how the accident occurred. In other words, how were you injured? An accident can happen in an instant. Sometimes a person doesn’t understand how they went from going up or down the stairs to being on the ground and injured. For example, if you fell down the stairs in a public building and broke your leg. You may be able to sue for negligence. Your attorney will ask you questions such as the following.
- How did you fall down the stairs?
- Was there any slippery substance present that caused you to fall?
- Which foot missed the stairs?
- What were you wearing on your feet?
- Were you being cautious and using the handrail?
- Were you carrying anything? If so, what was it?
- Were you doing something else while walking down the stairs such as your cell phone?
- Where you looking where you were going as you walked?
Once the physics of how you fell is addressed you attorney will figure out how to hold the defendant is legally responsible for the accident. Some possibilities for why you fell may include:
- You slipped on something sitting on the stairs
- You missed a step
- You tripped over your own clothing such as a long coat or dress
- You lost your balance by reaching for something
- The risers of the stairs were of varying heights
Not all of these theories make for a good slip and fall case. The owner of the premises is not legally responsible for you tripping over your own clothing or losing your balance. However, the owner is responsible for a poorly constructed staircase or if something was sitting on the stairs for a long enough period of time that the owner should have known about it.
An experienced and good slip and fall attorney will examine the scene, discuss all possibilities with you and help you to come to a conclusion as to exactly why and how you fell. Next, your attorney will review the applicable state, federal, and local laws to determine if the condition of the premises violated any laws. Your attorney may also involve expert witnesses, if necessary, to testify as to the defendant’s negligence.
Hiring a Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you have suffered from a serious slip and fall injury and accumulated a lot of medical expenses, that is a good indication you need to hire a slip and fall lawyer.
In addition, a slip and fall case does not always necessarily have a clear at fault party. Insurers in slip and fall case rarely acknowledgeable liability to someone who does not have an attorney on their side. Typically, if you have a slip and fall case and are working without a lawyer, you will likely not get very far with your case.
Hiring a slip and fall lawyer will take the stress out of your case. An experienced attorney from Parke Gordon Law Firm will fight for every penny you deserve. Our slip and fall attorneys will be able to pinpoint and recognize all the different factors that can affect liability and damages of your slip and fall case.
Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney Now
Call our Salem law office now at (971) 915-4878 for a free consultation with a slip and fall attorney. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. We’ll fight to help you recover every penny you’re owed.
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