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Slip and Fall & Trip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents are those that occur on the property of another person or a business. These kinds of accidents may be applicable for premise liability suits if they occur due to any kind of unsafe or hazardous property condition. The basic idea is that you are not responsible for the accident if it was caused by conditions beyond your control.

Winning a premise liability case is dependent upon proving that the owner of the property was negligent about maintaining safe conditions on the property that caused you to have a slip and fall accident that led to personal injuries.

Unsafe conditions that lead to slip and fall accidents often entail a slippery ground surface, such as:

  • Wet floors
  • Icy parking lots
  • Loose rugs
  • Lack of proper matting on a slick floor surface

However, unsafe conditions can also entail lack of adequate lighting or an overly-cluttered space that cause you to slip and fall. Basically, any hazardous property condition which the owner of the property should have known about— and cleaned up or fixed, but didn’t—could be justification to sue for negligence.

If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, you should document the accident by:

  • Getting the names and contact information of witnesses
  • Taking photos of the property
  • Reporting the accident immediately to the manager of the building

If you have suffered physical, emotional, or monetary damages from missed work due to a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to monetary reimbursement by pursuing a premise liability case. Shawn Samra Law Corporation will provide you with experienced and professional legal representation, and file your claim in the most effective manner possible.

If your injury occurred at a place of business, you may have been asked to fill out a “claim form” on which you described the accident and gave your personal contact information. Many companies will perform their own investigations of your accident and offer you a settlement. While this might be enticing, without proper legal representation the amount they offer you will likely be lower than what you deserve. Shawn Samra Law Corporation will investigate your case and obtain the highest dollar amount for all the damages you have suffered.

Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation!