Slip and Fall Lawyers Help Get You the Compensation You Deserve
Slip and fall lawyers can help you when you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident. Thousands of people are hurt every year when they slip on something and consequently fall down. Although you may think that the owner of the property where the accident took place is automatically responsible for any injuries you may have received, that is not always the case. While a property owner is indeed responsible for the upkeep of their property, there are laws regarding legal responsibility that must be followed.
Slip and fall injuries can range from being minor to extreme, making a doctor appointment essential anytime someone falls down and injures themselves.
First step – hire a lawyer
After a slip and fall accident, it is highly recommended to hire a lawyer who specializes in personal injury cases. This offers those injured the best chance of being fully compensated for any injuries sustained when falling down due to slipping. Slip and fall cases are not black and white and instead have a lot of gray areas that require an understanding of how slip and fall laws work. For example, even if someone were to slip and fall and hurt themselves on someone else’s property if they were negligent in any way the chances of their getting compensation are low.
Because it is the injured person’s responsibility to prove liability and damages in a slip and fall case hiring a lawyer is absolutely essential to a successful outcome.
Slip and fall examples
The following slip and fall examples are some of the more common ways people are injured when slipping. Things like poor lighting conditions, lack of handrails and missing entryway mats can lead to a slip and fall case.
Examples of common slip and falls:
Slipping and falling on a wet floor or icy steps
Falling down due to uneven ground, defective stairs, etc.
Tripping over debris that should not be there or has inadequate signage
Examples of common slip and fall injuries:
Bruises, cuts, scrapes
Torn ligaments, torn muscles
Sprains, fractured bones, broken bones
Dislocated shoulder, neck injuries
Concussions, head injuries, brain injuries
Slip and fall compensation
Slip and fall lawyers understand the type of compensation their clients need when they are injured when slipping and falling down and will fight hard to make sure they receive everything they deserve. This tends to include getting current and future lost wages, current and future medical expenses and monies for pain and suffering.
Hiring slip and fall lawyers is the best way for you to get the guidance you need when injured during a slip and fall accident. According to the National Safety Council, nearly nine million people make a trip to the emergency room every year in order to address an injury received after they have slipped and fell. The fact that injuries received after falling down can take days and even sometimes weeks to show up means that you are able to contact a slip and fall lawyer well after the slip and fall accident has occurred.
Call (888) 938-5393 to schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Chen & Tran in our Santa Ana office.
NOTE: This is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.