Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents Lawyer
Common Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents usually occur as a result of a property owner’s failure to keep the premises in a safe condition. Common accidents of this type include:
- Slipping on a wet surface, i.e., ice, snow, spilled liquid
- Tripping on a broken sidewalk or torn carpet
- Stepping in a hole
- Falling down loose or uneven stairs
Holding Property Owners Accountable
Property owners and operators have a responsibility to keep their property safe for those they expect to be on it. For example, they are responsible for keeping sidewalks, paths, and parking lots free of snow and ice. They must fix broken sidewalks, floors and stairs. They must keep the property free of dangerous hazards, such as holes or obstructions. Falling on someone else’s property, however, does not automatically make the owner of the premises liable. The owner must have either known, or should have reasonably known, that the dangerous condition existed.
The Jacoby and Meyers team works diligently to prove premises liability. Our investigators gather the facts and evidence we need for a successful case. We thoroughly evaluate the factors that contributed to your accident, interviewing witnesses and calling upon experts so that we can prove negligence on the part of the property owner.
No Legal Fees Unless There is a Successful Settlement or Verdict
Our firm is committed to providing affordable legal representation to those in need. Jacoby and Meyers personal injury clients pay no attorneys fees until and unless we successfully settle your case or win a verdict in your favor.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of a slip / trip and fall accident, contact our attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.
Slip and Fall Accident FAQ:
What can I do after a slip and fall accident?
In case of a slip and fall accident seek medical attention immediately and get the diagnosis of your injuries in written, from the doctor.
Gather evidence by taking photos and videos of the accident scene.
Take Notes on what happened write down the names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the accident.
Report the fall to the manager if it happened in a store and fill out the slip and fall accident report form.
Contact an experienced slip and fall accident attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.
Should I get legal help with my slip and fall claim?
If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident it is wise to get legal help. In slip and fall accidents determining liability may not be as simple as other personal injury cases, because normally the accident is not caused by a person but rather an object or an unsafe premise, so unless you are able to bring the facts to the responsible person, the insurers may not be willing to acknowledge the liability especially if you don’t have a lawyer representing you. An experienced slip and fall accident attorney can help you collect all the evidence and damages together and get you connected with the person responsible and the insurance company.
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“I had a fall a few winters back. I slipped on a icy patch of a sidewalk and broke my right wrist. I did not wait around for an ambulance as my friend later told me I should have done. I did not have pictures of the icy patch as another friend told I had to have in order for my lawyers to prove my case. The lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers argued my case brilliantly and got me a six figure award in judgement against the owners of the property adjoining the sidewalk on which I fell.”
Review by: Ray C.