Being involved in a slip/trip and fall accident can affect your life dramatically. Although no amount of money will make up for the pain you have experienced, receiving compensation for your injuries can help you to move forward with your life after the accident. To file a personal injury claim, please contact the McFarlane Law Firm today.
About Slip/Trip and Fall Accidents
Slip/trip and fall accidents occur when an individual loses his or her footing on a slick or uneven surface and falls. Thousands of people are injured in slip/trip and fall accidents each year. These accidents may occur for a variety of reasons, including:
- Rough patches of ground.
- Uneven payment.
- Poorly structured stairs.
- Wet floors.
- Poorly maintained walkways.
Regardless of the cause of the accident, the victim can sustain serious injuries, such as broken bones, contusions, lacerations, traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries and more. Some of these injuries can even lead to ongoing disability, preventing the victim from holding a job and enjoying his or her life. Fortunately, victims of slip/trip and fall accidents may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
Can I Win a Lawsuit?
In general, you will be entitled to compensation for your accident occurred because of the property owner’s negligence. In order to win the case, you must show that the property owner caused the danger, knew about the danger but failed to respond to it or should have known about the danger. For example, if you tripped on a torn piece of carpet that had been damaged for several months, the court will likely determine that a reasonable property owner would have found the damage and dealt with it. However, if you tripped on a torn piece of carpet that had only been damaged for two days, the court may not hold the property owner liable.
If you file a personal injury claim because of a slip/trip and fall case, you may qualify to receive compensation for:
- Hospital and doctor bills.
- Physical therapy.
- Lost wages.
- Pain and suffering.
Hiring an Attorney
Because slip/trip and fall cases can be complicated, having an experienced attorney on your side is essential. If you have been injured because of a trip or slip, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our services.