Slip and Fall
Hazardous or Dangerous Conditions.
A dangerous condition must present an unreasonable risk of harm to those on the property and must be a condition a reasonable person would not have expected or been able to avoid. Basically, it is a condition that was not obvious or avoidable. A potentially hazardous condition, for example, could be a faulty handrail, broken step, loose floorboard, or even a spill or leak.
If the property owner knew about the issue and you were injured because of it, you do not have to pay for the consequences of your fall on your own. You can retain an injury lawyer to file a lawsuit against the property owner whose negligence resulted in a harmful impact on your life.
Obtain an Attorney Immediately
Your actions immediately after your accident are critical. First, if appropriate, seek immediate medical attention. If the injury is severe enough, call 911 for medical treatment. If you or someone else has the opportunity, use your phone, and take pictures of the area and the conditions that caused your accident. If there were any witness that saw the accident occur get their names and phone numbers if possible.
Obtaining an attorney quickly in slip and fall accidents is crucial. Experienced injury attorneys usually know exactly what to look for in these cases. Just as important, your attorney knows how to preserve the evidence, like surveillance videos, so that it can used later in your case. Attorneys can contact witnesses and get statements to help prove your case. At Teston & Burruss, our attorneys are experienced in taking the quick and necessary actions needed to get you the compensation you deserve.
How Much is Your Injury Worth?
Every case is unique and rarely are any two circumstances the same. There are many factors that go into determining the value of a slip and fall injury. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury from a slip & fall accident, call our office today for a free consultation and case evaluation.