A slip and fall injury is a sudden and unexpected occurrence, limiting your ability to react quickly enough to avoid injuries. They can happen anywhere, which can make them especially difficult to avoid.
Some individuals are at a higher risk of experiencing a slip and fall injury, including:
- The elderly
- Manufacturing and industrial workers
- Construction workers
- Disabled individuals
When you sustain a slip and fall injury, it can result in it severe and chronic conditions that impact your ability to work, attend school, or maintain your current lifestyle.
Examples of potential slip and fall injuries can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- A broken or fractured tailbone
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
If your slip and fall injury occurred because another party acted negligently, it can entitle you to damages because individuals must act prudently. That means if you are injured because you fell as a result of a broken stairway rail, it can make the owner of the property liable. A slip and fall injury is something a negligent property owner should be held responsible for.
Negligence claims exist when a party:
- Has a duty to care
- Violates their duty to care
- The violation results in harm
- The violation causes injuries
Private and public entities can act negligently, as can employers. If you slip because ice accumulated on a public sidewalk, the entity responsible for its maintenance can be liable for your injuries. When your injuries occur at a property that is covered under an insurance policy, you may be entitled to recover compensation from the insurance policy because negligent behavior is typically a covered loss.
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A slip or fall can cause severe injuries that cause physical, emotional, and financial harm. When a slip and fall injury causes you to experience economic losses, you can pursue a personal injury claim.
We Can Explain Our Contingent Fee Basis Practices
We work on a contingent fee basis, which the Legal Information Institute defines as “the client pays no fee if her claim is not successful, but if her claim is successful, she pays the lawyer a set share of the judgment or settlement amount.” We discuss this arrangement with all of our clients before we begin our work.
A contingent fee basis can help you if you are suffering financially after your accident. While we work to secure you a fair settlement, you do not have further legal debt hanging over your head. We do not charge you until we win you compensation. A slip and fall injury is hard to deal with, but we do all we can to help you.