Suffering an injury from a slip or fall can be both mentally and physically damaging. Depending on the severity of the accident, you could find yourself out of work, or even with extensive physical impairments. At Hastings & Hastings, we know how serious these types of injuries are, and our team of experts are here to work diligently for you, in order to receive the compensation you deserve. Filing a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a slip or fall can be tricky for most people, therefore, we have provided you with tips and advice on how to handle a slip or fall that you believe needs legal attention:
- Understand the situation: In order to file a personal injury lawsuit caused by a slip or fall, it’s important to understand who is liable in the situation. If the event happened on property owned by a person or company other than yourself, then that person or company is liable. Likewise, you should file a case if your injury was caused from dangerous conditions – such as a spill or uneven flooring. Additionally, if the situation is one where the property owner has ample knowledge of a potentially dangerous condition and has not addressed the situation, they could be further liable for negligence. However, sometimes this can become easily misconstrued as your own clumsiness. For instance, if there had been a sign warning people of wet surfaces, then the property owner is not at fault, as they adequately warned people of harmful conditions.
- Things to keep in mind: It’s important for people to remember and document their experience. This also includes documenting their surroundings. For example, if you had slipped and fallen on a wet surface causing you to suffer an injury, it’s crucial that you document the scene as vividly as possible – especially with photos – for evidence to back your claim. This evidence can play a massive role in your case, as it may show that the owner of the property had no warning signs in place that would otherwise prevent an injury.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your slip or fall, do not hesitate to act and call us immediately at (480) 267-9227 or (855) 854-5573.