A slip and fall accident is one of the leading causes of hospitalization in the United States. Whether a slip and fall happens from high up or from ground level it can be a serious sometimes fatal injury.
The most common slip and fall causes include:
● Unlit stairwells
● Wet floors
● Uncleaned spills
● Construction site accidents
● Uneven or crumbling sidewalks
● Bathtub slip and falls
● Sidewalk falls
● Stairway slip and falls
In many cases someone else’s negligence caused the slip and fall. Even if you are unsure of the identity of the responsible party, our Law Eagle team may still be able to help answer your questions and possibly determine who is responsible.
Some common factors your attorney will consider before filing a lawsuit include:
● Ability of the liable party to avoid such an accident
● Previous complaints about the same hazard
● Determine the negligence of the business or property owner
Property and business owners have a duty to ensure their premises are safe. If the owner is negligent in these duties, you may be compensated for your injury.
This compensation can cover expenses including:
● Medical bills
● Pain and suffering
● Lost wages
Every case is unique. The Law Eagles have had success advocating for our clients in slip and fall accidents to get the best results.
If you or a loved one have suffered a slip and fall accident the Law Eagles can help. We can answer your questions and file a claim to compensate you and your loved ones for your injury. Call our office today to set up your free no risk consultation.
Snow and Ice Falls
In regions where ice and snow are prevalent business owners have a duty to keep their premises free of ice and snow in a timely fashion. Laws allow a business owner a reasonable amount of time to remove hazards.
For example: if there’s an accumulation of ice or snow caused by a leaky pipe, the property owner could be required to compensate you for any slip and fall injury directly linked to that pipe.
If you think that you’ve had such an accident call the Law Eagles to see if you have a case today.
What is Reasonable?
● Did the business owner use common sense?
● Should the owner have known about the hazard?
● Did the owner use reasonable care to keep the property hazard free?
Gathering Evidence in a Slip & Fall Accident
When we become your advocate in a slip and fall case, we immediately launch an investigation taking photos of the accident site, interviewing witnesses and getting the accident report and any other written evidence.
A Fall on the Stairs
Common slip and falls on stairs include:
● No handrails
● Slippery surfaces
● Broken handrails
● Broken surfaces
● Poor lighting
Who Is Liable?
There are several reasons why a business owner may be liable for your stairway slip and fall including:
● The business owner or an employee caused the spill or hazard
● The business owner or an employee should have known of the hazard and did nothing
● The business owner or an employee knew of the hazard and did not fix it
At the Law Eagles we’ve seen it all and can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today to set up a consultation.