Slip and fall injury lawsuits arise after a person slips and falls down due to a slippery surface, an errant object on the ground or a poorly constructed or maintained surface on someone else’s property. Slip and falls can occur on ice, water or any substance that causes the ground to become slippery. Trip and falls can occur if a property owner leaves objects or allows objects to remain in the path of people walking. Additionally, an uneven surface due to faulty design or poor maintenance can lead to a trip and fall.
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are governed by premises liability law. This means that you will need to be able to prove that the negligent property owner had a duty to now allow a dangerous condition, knew of or should have known about any dangerous condition on their premises and taken reasonable steps to correct it. Their failure to do so resulted in your accident, and that accident directly caused your injury.
How Can I Help My Slip and Fall Claim?
If possible, it is beneficial to have witness testimony to corroborate your story. The witness doesn’t need to have actually seen the accident; if he or she can attest to the condition of the property at the time of your injury, it can help your case.
You need to seek medical attention immediately if you’re seriously injured. Your health is extremely important, and medical records can also serve as proof in your slip and fall claim. Additionally, you should keep a journal documenting your injuries and how they impact your day-to-day activities.
After a slip and fall accident, it is extremely important that you do not admit fault. This can be used against you later. Also, accepting cash, gift cards or any type of compensation directly from the property owner can be detrimental to your claim if you choose to sure later. You should also not accept a settlement from the property owner’s insurance company until you’ve spoken with an attorney. Even if you think the offer is fair, you should still have it reviewed by a lawyer. You could be eligible for more than you know.
What Compensation Can I Receive in a Slip and Fall Claim?
In a slip and fall claim, compensation can typically include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Other general damages
Premises Liability Attorney in Phoenix
Witson Law offers free personal injury consultations to answer questions about your slip and fall injury case and to discuss your legal options. During your initial consultation, we will take whatever time is necessary to listen to you and the facts of your slip and fall accident at no charge to you. All of our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no out of pocket expenses and only need to pay us if we win your case. Schedule your free consultation with a Phoenix slip and fall accident attorney – (602) 358-8686.