When you slip or trip and fall on either an individual’s property or at a business, you might have a slip and fall case. As long as you can show that you were injured during the fall and that it was in some way the fault of the property owner, you have a chance of winning your case. Here’s what you need to know before you pursue a case like this.
What Is a Slip and Fall Injury?
Anytime you slip and fall on someone else’s property and get hurt, you’ve experienced a slip and fall injury. For example, it’s common for someone to trip over torn carpet, a wet floor, an icy sidewalk or a step he or she couldn’t see due to poor lighting. Injuries can range from sprains and strains to broken bones, cuts and more.
When you get hurt in this type of case, you can seek compensation to pay your medical bills and make up for any time you took off work so you could heal. To do this, you have to prove liability. This means that the property owner was negligent in some way, leading to your trip and fall injuries.
For instance, maybe the property owner should have repaired the torn carpet or replaced a light bulb to make the area easier to see. Perhaps he or she should have scraped the ice or snow off the sidewalk or put up a sign to warn everyone the floor was wet. If you can prove that the injury could have been prevented if the property owner had been more careful, you have a chance of getting compensation.
How an Attorney Can Help With a Slip and Fall Injury
If you want to pursue compensation for your case, you’ll need the help of a lawyer who has experience with slip and fall injury lawsuits. This is because it can be difficult to prove liability on your own, as you have to show that the property owner knew about — or should have known about — the issue that caused you to slip. Your attorney will help with this task in order to prove to the court that you deserve compensation for your slip and fall injuries.
If you’re interested in finding out more about how an attorney can help with your case, please contact Lonati Law Firm, P.C. today. We offer a free case evaluation for every client, so schedule yours today.