Your Slip-And-Fall Accident May Have Been Due To Property Owner Negligence
We often tend to blame ourselves for slipping and falling, and many accidents are more embarrassing than injurious. However, there are times when such accidents result in serious injuries, and property owners are at fault for allowing them to happen. Victims of slip-and-fall accidents may be entitled to damages if the accident was the result of the negligence of the property owner or the company or employee who occupies the property.
If you have been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, the attorney at the Law Office of Brian H. Turner will help you understand and pursue your legal options for compensation.
Common Causes And Locations Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents
A slip-and-fall can occur just about anywhere, including on private residential property, private commercial property and public property owned by the government. Common examples of accidents and locations include:
- Slipping on spilled liquid in a grocery store that employees failed to clean up
- Slipping on wet restaurant floors that were recently mopped or which were slippery because of water being tracked in by other customers
- Slipping and falling at pools and waterparks due to inadequate or missing safety measures (like installing textured surfaces that provide better traction)
- Uncleaned floors and walking surfaces at a commercial property where spills and leaks regularly occur (like an auto mechanic’s shop or a restaurant)
While these accidents can happen anywhere, slip-and-fall litigation is especially common against commercial property owners due to high levels of foot traffic on these properties.
Compensation That May Be Available
Compensation that may be available to a slip-and-fall victim includes:
- Medical expenses and treatment
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical treatment
- Loss of companionship and society
Payouts in these accidents often come from insurance companies. But when you try to deal directly with insurers, you are likely to be blamed for your own injuries or to be offered a lowball settlement that is far less than you need and deserve. That is why it is so important to work with a skilled attorney who will fight to maximize your compensation.
Contact Our Attorneys To Discuss Your Case For Free
Contact the Law Office of Brian H. Turner for a free and confidential consultation to discuss the details of your slip-and-fall accident. Our attorneys will retain knowledgeable professionals to provide testimony on the condition of the property at the time of the accident and what precautions should have been taken by the property owner to prevent the accident. Handling these professionals, investigating the accident cause, and litigating your case is our job and puts no added responsibility on you. Your only job is to rehab your injuries and get back to doing what you love. Call us at 916.229.8800 or reach out online today.