Slip and Fall Lawyer
Slipping and falling in front of people can be embarrassing. Almost everyone has done it, whether it was a slip, a trip, or a missed step. If this happened in front of anyone else, you may prefer to brush it off and hope everyone forgets. However, doing this can mean that you are not prepared in the event that you want to file a personal injury claim. Not every slip and fall will result in injuries serious enough to warrant a hospital stay. However, a quick trip to your local doctor can ensure you have done your due diligence in the event that you would like to file a claim.
How Do I Know Who Is Responsible for the Accident?
An insurance company will likely try to point as much of the blame on you as they can. The more blame there is on you, the less there is on the other party. When creating this claim, you will need to show that:
- You were on someone else’s property and the owner had a duty of care.
- The duty of care was breached
- Your injuries occurred as a direct result of the defendant
- Your injuries were serious enough to cause damages
In a slip and fall accident, this scenario may be as follows:
You were at the grocery store and there was a spill in the juice aisle. Multiple employees had seen the spill and thought that someone else would eventually get it. You were shopping for groceries and, because there were no warning signs or cones, did not see the spilled juice. Because of this, you slipped on the puddle, fell, and hit your head. In this scenario, the employees knew that there was a dangerous area and did not clean it up or section it off so that the area would be safe for customers. When this is the case, you can gather the necessary evidence to show that your personal injuries were a result of the slip and fall that could have been prevented.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and are considering filing a claim against the responsible party you may be looking for legal representation. An attorney, like a Washington, DC slip and fall lawyer from a law firm like The Law Firm of Frederick J. Brynn, P.C. knows that you may have the best chance of getting fair compensation when you have a lawyer by your side.