Slip and Fall Liability Lawyers

“Slip and fall” is a term used for a personal injury claim in which a person slipped or fell on someone else’s property due to the negligence of the property owner. These accidents can cause serious injuries, often resulting in lost wages and medical bills – and they’re more common than you may think.

In fact, about 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized due to a head injury or hip fracture caused by a fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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5 Ways Our Slip and Fall Lawyers Can Help Your Accident Lawsuit

After a slip and fall case, it’s crucial to protect yourself both physically and legally. The insurance company you are making the claim against will have their own attorneys fighting for them – and they’ll do all they can to avoid a payout. Our personal injury law firm has the resources, experience, and commitment to take on the largest insurance companies. You focus on getting back to normal and let us focus on results.

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Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents

Because no two slip and fall accidents are the same, your compensation depends on the specific circumstances of your case. Here our slip and fall accident lawyers detail several different types of accidents:

Trip and fall
This occurs when there is something blocking the walking path, like an object in the walkway that could cause a person to slip or trip.
Slip and fall
Slips can occur when the floor or ground is wet or slippery, and there aren't any warning signs informing you of the danger.
Step and fall
An unexpected hole in the ground can cause Slip and fall accident. a For instance, a missing maintenance hole or utility cover.
Stump and fall
This most commonly occurs when a cord or wire is in your walkway.

Ask A Slip and Fall Lawyer; What Causes A Slip, Trip and Fall Accident?

Most slip and fall accidents occur because of unsafe conditions. Usually there is something wrong with the floor or stairs the person is walking on. Below our slip and fall attorney provide examples of a few slip and fall causes:


If there is damage to the floor or stairs and the property owner is aware of the danger but does not mark the area, he or she can be held liable for the damages.


Property owners are required to make sure stairs are safe and sturdy. During an investigation, if the stairs are found to be uneven, broken, or slippery, the property owner could be held responsible for the accident injury.


Dim lighting in a parking lot, on stairwells, and other outdoor areas can contribute to slip and fall accidents.


Because walkways can cause accident injuries, they should be kept free of debris at all times.


Property owners are required to monitor weather conditions that affect their property. If there is snow on the ground, they must clear it from walkways and salt the ground where there is ice to avoid slip and fall accidents.


Property owners should be aware of and repair any damaged driveways or paths leading up to the business to prevent accident injuries.

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Slip and Fall Liability Cases - Frequently Asked Questions

If you've been injured in a slip and fall accident:

- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Report the incident to the property owner or manager.
- Document the scene with photos and notes.
- Gather contact information from witnesses.
- Do not discuss fault with anyone.
- Contact a Slip and Fall Liability attorney for legal advice.
To prove liability in a slip and fall case, you need to establish that the property owner or occupier was negligent in maintaining the premises. This typically involves demonstrating that they knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, and failed to address it.
In a slip and fall lawsuit, you can typically recover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and potentially punitive damages in cases of gross negligence. The exact amount depends on the circumstances and the severity of your injuries.
The statute of limitations for slip and fall cases varies by state, typically ranging from one to three years. It's crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to determine the specific time limit in your jurisdiction.
Many Slip and Fall Liability attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. They only get paid if you win your case, with their fees typically ranging from 33% to 40% of the settlement or award. This allows you to obtain legal representation without upfront costs.
When choosing a Slip and Fall Liability lawyer, consider factors like their experience in handling slip and fall cases, their track record of success, their communication skills, and their fee structure. Look for an attorney who aligns with your specific needs and situation.
Yes, you can sue for a slip and fall on someone else's property if their negligence or failure to maintain the premises contributed to your accident and injuries. Property owners or occupiers have a duty to ensure their premises are safe for visitors.
Important evidence in a slip and fall case includes:

- Documentation of the accident scene (photos, notes).
- Witness statements.
- Records of property maintenance and inspections.
- Surveillance footage, if available.
- Medical records and bills.
- Evidence demonstrating the property owner's negligence.
While some slip and fall cases do go to trial, many are resolved through negotiations and settlements with the property owner's insurance company. The decision to go to trial depends on the specifics of the case and the willingness of both parties to reach a fair agreement.
The time it takes to settle a slip and fall case varies depending on factors like the complexity of the case, the extent of injuries, and negotiations. Some cases settle within a few months, while others may take years if litigation is involved.
Yes, you can still file a slip and fall lawsuit even if you were partially at fault. Many states follow comparative negligence laws, allowing you to recover damages proportionate to the other party's fault. Your level of fault will affect the amount of compensation you receive.

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