Although slip and fall accidents seem rare, they can happen in a number of different situations. Slip and falls can occur because of unsafe property conditions and/or when a property owner either fails to repair or notice, posing a danger to the general public. Some dangerous conditions that commonly cause slip and fall accidents are:
- Wet floors and spills
- Damaged steps or stairs
- Inadequate or broken handrails
- Snow and ice on walkways
- Broken or uneven sidewalks
- Inadequate lighting
- Torn or faulty carpeting
What is a Slip and Fall Case?
In general, property owners have a duty to either remedy or warn of any dangerous conditions that they know or should know about. Failure to fix or alert someone of a dangerous condition is likely a breach of their legal duty and grounds for damages. Available damages in personal injury claims include both economic damages such as compensation for medical expenses and lost wages as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering. Depending on where you were injured, the responsible party may be a private citizen, a corporation, or a government entity. Bringing a suit against the government is very different from bringing one against a corporation or private citizen.
How We Can Help You
The legal team at The Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel has the knowledge and experience that it takes to successfully pursue slip and fall claims. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, call us today for a free consultation. Our legal professionals are experienced at negotiating favorable settlements with insurance companies. Regardless of the nature of the injuries, the goal is to maximize our client’s compensation through mediations, arbitrations, pre-trial or trial verdicts. We will fully investigate the circumstances of your accident and aggressively pursue all available means of compensation.
No Consultation Fee
You will always be able to speak directly to the attorney handling your case. There are no attorney fees unless we are successful. The contingency fee arrangement pushes us to maximize your recovery. An immediate free consultation is recommended since some cases have shorter legal notice requirements.