What You Need to Know About A Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Slip and fall attorneys provide relief for many people who incur severe injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Personal Injury Law, also known as tort law, offers protection to the injured in the form of compensation, which usually coves the medical expenses, property damage, lost wages and pain and suffering. In addition to this, the tort law ensures that the negligent are held accountable for their irresponsible, or even reckless behavior. 

Slip-and-Fall Lawsuits

Slip-and-Fall lawsuits are common personal injury claims that fall under the broader premises liability claims category. Not every slip-and-fall accident may result in a claim. Here is what you need to know about these claims.  

Slip-and-Fall Lawsuits Fall Under Premises Liability

The processing of the slip-and-fall lawsuits depends upon legal principles of premises liability. Premises Liability is a case when the property owner is responsible for their acts of commission or omission. An example of negligence caused by the owner’s own actions might include incompletely retiling a portion of their floor that causes a guest, customer or invitee to slip or trip and fall on the incompleted floor work. An act of omission example is their failure to take corrective action – such as the prototypical Walmart failing to fix a leaky freezer that causes a slip and fall; or Publix failing to clean up slippery produce after a long period of time; or Whole Foods failing to properly stock a shelf resulting in a product falling onto a customer’s head.

All of these negligent acts may result in serious injuries. The property owners are responsible for creating a safe place for their customers and invitees. Any slip-and-fall accidents that result due to the negligent behavior of the property owner or any other staff working on the property fall under the personal injury law. 

A Limited Time to File a Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit

If you want to file a claim, you better hurry because these claims come with a time limitation. After the time limit ends, the claim is barred and denied. It is known as the statute of limitation. A slip-and-fall injury victim has a time limit of four years within which they must file their claims. 

However, waiting all four years is never in your best interest. Delays of days or weeks can result in significant loss of case value.

Make sure that you speak with a slip and fall injury lawyer to further advise you on how to get well-deserved compensation for your injuries. 

The Best Evidence in these Lawsuits are Pictures 

To receive compensation after an injury due to slipping or falling, you must prove that it was due to the negligence of the property owner on any other staff working on the property. The best piece of evidence, in this case, is visual proof. Sometimes video camera footage can be obtained. But just as often the cameras either don’t exist or mysteriously break. So as soon as you seek medical assistance and if you cannot go yourself, send someone you trust to capture any pictures that prove that the owner showed negligence in maintaining safety on their property. 

Hiring a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer Increases the Chances of Receiving Compensation

It is best to hire a professional slip-and-fall attorney if you are looking to increase your chances of receiving compensation that equal to the worth of your case. Slip-And-Fall lawyers know the law and are aware of the statutes of limitation of your case. We also know how insurance adjusters think, and what factors will take away or add to the value of your slip and fall or trip and fall claim. With a professional legal representation, the chances of you receiving compensation for your injuries are high. 

Average Medical Expenses Fall Between $30,000 to $40,000

On average the cost of a slip-and-fall is higher than $30,000. It is because slip-and-fall cases are some of the more common causes of hip fractures and brain injuries. The medical expenses for treating these injuries are high. Therefore, when filing a slip-and-fall claim, the medical expenses will be a huge value driver. 

If you hurt yourself in a slip-and-fall accident, you should hire professional legal help so that you can proceed with your slip-and-fall lawsuit with convenience!

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