Don’t be sidelined with a slip, trip, and fall accident!
Have you ever tripped over a mat while walking into a place of business, slipped on water at a restaurant, or managed to take a tumble at your favorite coffee shop? Chances are you’ve had an unexpected slip trip or fall, but you were able to brush it off and move on with your day. Unfortunately, others have sustained serious injuries due to the negligence of others. If you ever find yourself a victim of a slip, trip, and fall, it benefits you to hire an experienced fall down lawyer. Or perhaps you sustained an injury because of a slip and fall negligence, but you were unaware any legal action could be taken.
What Is a Slip Trip and Fall Case?
A slip trip and fall case is a form of personal injury where a person or persons sustains injuries due to the negligence of a property or premises owner. The premise or property owner could be held liable for the dangerous conditions that caused injuries. Below are some common hazardous conditions:
- Wet floor
- Poor lighting
- Torn Carpeting
- Warped or uneven flooring
- Uneven walkway
- Cracked sidewalk or curb
- Snow or ice that hasn’t been cleared on walkways or entrances
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips, and falls account for 15% of accidental deaths. And nearly 8.9 million visits to the emergency room are due to injuries from slips, trips, and falls. Other complications that arise from a slip and fall are broken bones or fractures, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, or ongoing medical complications. Injuries like these are reason enough to retain a fall down lawyer.
Why You Need a Fall Down Lawyer
Premises Liability is Complex – Proving that the property owner was at fault for your fall is a difficult process. A slip, trip, and fall attorney will need to know every detail of your fall, and then be able to prove that the property owner knew about the dangerous condition and did nothing to remedy it. A property owner may be liable for reasons stated above, but may not responsible for your injuries if you missed a step, lost your balance, or tripped over your own coat.
To Gather Evidence – A fall down lawyer will be able to obtain information about safety code violations, previous incidents and complaints regarding dangerous conditions, speak to witnesses, survey the premises where the injury occurred, and obtain all medical records.
Prove Damages – In order to recover lost wages due to your injury, you and your fall down attorney must present proper documentation of lost income through your tax returns, and your employer’s tax forms and tax records. In order to prove the expenses of your medical injuries you must obtain and present all medical records and bills reflecting the injury you sustained due to your fall.
At the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland, we have decades of experience representing those who have been victims of someone else’s negligence. If you find yourself in need of an experienced fall down lawyer, contact TMH Law today!
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