Slip and Fall Accidents
A Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Ready to Fight for Victims
The term "slip and fall" describes a common premises liability claim in which someone slips, trips or falls and is injured on another individual or entity's property.
If these types of accidents occur due to negligence, the injured victim may have a right to compensation. Some common slip-and-fall accidents are due to property owners failing to maintain their premises. If you or someone you know was injured in a slip and fall accident, contact an experienced attorney promptly. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost time from work and pain and suffering. At Zbinden & Curtis, we put our experience and resources to work for slip-and-fall victims.
Where do slip-and-fall accidents happen?
A slip-and-fall accident can happen on any premise. The following are common examples of places where slip-and-fall accidents may occur:
- Hardware stores
- Department stores
- Parking lots
- Sidewalks on commercial property
- Office buildings
- Other people's homes
What causes slip-and-fall accidents?
Property owners or businesses leasing or renting space may be negligent when they fail to address certain potential hazards on the premises. Slip-and-fall injuries may occur when the following conditions are present:
- Negligent care of a sidewalk or publicly owned area, such as a pothole in the ground
- Unsafe or narrow stairways
- Torn carpeting, uneven flooring or a wet floor
- Poor lighting
What are my rights if I was in a slip-and-fall?
Your legal rights after a slip-and-fall accident depend on your legal status at the time of the accident. If you were on the property as an invitee (that is, by invitation), the property owner had a high duty of care to keep you safe. Licensees (social guests) have less protection, and adult trespassers have very few rights (but you can still sue under some circumstances, such as if the owner deliberately caused injury).
Are slip and falls dangerous?
They absolutely can be. Injuries from slip-and-fall accidents can range from minor sprains and strains to broken bones, traumatic brain injury or even spinal cord damage. In fact, falls are the single most common cause of traumatic brain injuries nationwide. That’s why it’s important to take any fall seriously, even if you feel fine immediately afterward. Get checked out by a doctor and follow any instructions.
How can a slip-and-fall lawyer help me?
A lawyer can investigate your claim, get to the bottom of what happened, determine who was at fault, and pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve. In addition, an attorney is usually able to resolve claims by dealing directly with the insurance company, which means you don’t have to worry about your relationship with the property owner and can focus on getting better.
Contact a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney at Zbinden & Curtis
Slip and fall injuries can be serious and debilitating. Don’t delay. Contact a slip and fall attorney at Zbinden & Curtis today. Call (503) 287-5000.