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Don’t ever be embarrassed to contact an attorney for a “Slip and Fall” accident

While the term “Slip and Fall” may seem frivolous, the injuries that happen from poorly maintained areas can exist for a lifetime. Back and neck injuries, bone fractures and other damages are just a few of the issues that our clients have suffered because a business or property owner failed to keep their premises clean, safe or properly maintained

When we ask our clients if, on the day they suffered their accident, they woke up hoping to be temporarily or permanently injured. The answer is clearly “no.” That is why you have to take your injury serious and find an attorney who does so also.

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Make sure not delay in contacting an attorney, concerning your “Slip and Fall” accident, because you may need to make sure that the evidence of the conditions that caused your injuries are documented.

Negligence is one of the main causes of slip and fall accidents. The typical reason that you experience a slip and fall accident is due to unsafe conditions in a building or parking lot. Wet floors, slippery waxed floors and torn carpets are just a few of the known causes.

However, since every slip and fall accident is different, a property owner is not necessarily always guilty of negligence. The owner's liability is based on whether the right steps have been taken to remedy dangerous situations on or around the property.

Here is a list of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents:

  • Uneven pavement
  • Broken sidewalks
  • Poor or faulty outdoor lighting
  • Mats without slip-resistance backings
  • Damp floors without warning signs

If something is a potential hazard, the owner must put up a warning sign. For instance, if an aisle in the supermarket is wet, you need to see barriers or signs indicating that it is dangerous to walk on the floor. Owners of shopping malls, hotels, movie theaters, supermarkets, office buildings and apartment complexes must maintain properties so that they are safe.

Things to Do After Experiencing a Slip and Fall Accident:

1. Go to the nearest emergency room if you are seriously injured.
2. Take photographs of the site of the incident.
3. Request a copy of the incident report.
4. Document and photograph all injuries.

Contact a Local Personal Injury Law Firm

When you make an appointment with a personal injury lawyer at Kaufman & Lynd, an attorney advises you about whether negligence caused your accident. The law states that you, the injured party, must prove your case. The owner of the property where your accident occurred is not legally responsible for proving your claim.

The good news is Kaufman and Lynd is here to help. We have over 40 years of combined experience and the resources to help you in a time of need. Among the many ways we help you, we:

  • Locate the insurance coverage and identify defendants
  • Deal with insurance company
  • Gather and preserve evidence
  • Stay apprised of your medical care and document damages
  • Build your case to show how and why the defendant was negligent

Fortunately, you can obtain excellent counsel. A personal injury lawyer can contact the defendant's insurance agency; gather and maintain evidence; keep a record of your medical injuries and monetary damages; and build a solid lawsuit.

If you are the victim of a slip and fall accident, do not allow an injury to rule your life. Call Kaufman & Lynd today for a complimentary consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can I sue the city if I accidentally slip on a broken or cracked sidewalk?
Answer: The city is legally responsible for maintaining public sidewalks. If you can prove that the city was negligent, you may have a valid claim. Remember that you must file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations in your state expires.

Question: Can I get monetary compensation from the property owner if my accident takes place inside the store?
Answer: The answer depends on the specific facts pertaining to your accident. If you can prove that the store owner was at fault due to the presence of slippery floors, you may have a legitimate case.

Question: When does the law state that a property owner should have realized that the building or grounds are dangerous?
Answer: If the property has had a known hazard for a reasonable period, the law states that the property owner should have known about the predicament and taken steps to correct the problem.

Question: Who is ultimately liable for a slip and fall accident?
Answer: Property owners and managers are both responsible for slip and fall accidents. In addition, people who rent business spaces are liable for causing slip and fall accidents.

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