Slip and fall accidents aren’t limited to spills taken on slick floors, but that’s what we often think of first. The term includes all accidents that cause someone to strike a hard surface, including falls from heights. Some of these can be caused by inattention or clumsiness, but many are preventable. If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s failure to provide proper safeguards, you may be able to receive compensation under the law.
Employers, and those who have areas open to the public, have a legal requirement to take responsibility for worn steps, loose floor tiles, and similar hazards. Scaffolds must be secure and safe, and ladders must be used according to regulations. Otherwise safe floors may present a slipping hazard if they are wet, and it is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that any dangerous area is promptly corrected and marked as dangerous.
If you’ve been injured by slipping or falling, you should contact a hard-fighting attorney from Banafshe Law Firm, PC, to discuss your accident as soon as medical treatment has been supplied. Shock may hide injuries that can show up later, and there may be other hidden, long-term consequences as well. You may be asked to accept an initial settlement, but it may fail to take loss of wages for time lost from work, or ongoing medical expenses into consideration. While you recover from your injuries, we can press those responsible for your accident and can build a solid case by interviewing witnesses and reviewing the company’s history of repair and maintenance.
An insurance company may offer a quick settlement, but don’t sign anything until you’ve spoken with one of the personal injury attorneys with Banafshe Law Firm, PC. The proposal the insurance company offers will be statistically less than you can receive if your claim is represented by one of our lawyers. The insurance company is only interested in settling the matter quickly and building a case against you, and their offer represents their best interests, not yours. We know the tactics they use and how they regularly fail to take into account your pain and suffering, and we will make sure your claim receives the highest possible settlement, not the one that is most convenient for everyone else.
You deserve a dedicated and experienced personal injury lawyer on your side to make sure those who are careless don’t get away with their negligence. Please contact us for a free initial consultation where we will discuss your case and let you know what you can expect as a result. No two cases are the same, but our experience and knowledge of the law will give you someone at your side who can make sure your rights are firmly represented. We know the law and how to present your case in the best possible light, and your best interests are what we fight to uphold.
What should my immediate actions be after a slip and fall accident?
Our primary concern is for your safety and well-being, so you should seek medical attention right away after your fall. If you fear that your injuries are serious or that you could be injured further by trying to move, call 911. If the situation is less severe, you should still visit a doctor or hospital right away.
Once your medical condition is stable, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to start navigating this complex system. Accident victims should avoid giving statements or agreeing to a settlement without consulting legal counsel.
Ideally, obtain a written accident report at the time when your incident occurs. If you are able to do so, request this report from the store owner or landlord before you leave the premises. If not, contact the company as soon as possible to request this information in writing.
It’s also important to take notes and create documentation while your mind is fresh. Take photos of the scene, and gather contact information from any witnesses that were present.
What if a property owner denies responsibility?
The property owner does not have to admit responsibility for you to receive compensation. When you contact our firm, we will handle the interviews, paperwork, and legal filings so that you can focus on healing from your injuries. We will locate the property owner’s insurance carrier and deal directly with the insurance carrier in order to obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you have been involved in an accident, contact Banafshe Law Firm, PC as soon as possible for a free initial consultation by calling (888) LAW – 9991. If you delay, it may affect your settlement’s outcome