Slip and Fall Injuries and Seeking Legal Help

Whenever you visit a shopping mall, grocery store, condominium building, workplace, or parking lot, you can generally expect that you will be safe from injury. As natural of an expectation as this may be, it is not always true. Sometimes the owners, managers, or employees of a building fail to inspect the property, repair items or structures adequately, or fail to warn by passers about a possible hazard. When a slip and fall happens because of these errors, it may be considered a negligent act, and a personal injury claim could be pursued.


As stated already, whenever you enter the premises of a business, merchant, organization or other entity you are entitled to be treated fairly and safe from any harm. This harm could possibly come from slippery chemicals left on the floor or from a faulty structure mechanism within a building itself. It is the responsibility of those businesses and entities to ensure that these rulings and standards are in place. Property managers, owners or even occupiers of a place are the actual people who usually hold these responsibilities. Depending on where exactly a personal injury takes place, these may be the people who a lawyer will want to take action against. 

Slip and Fall Claims

No two personal injury claims have ever been the same, and this has allowed the reach for personal injury claims to grow into areas where people in the past weren’t served fairly. Slip and falls can also occur in a number of different buildings or environments and lawyers working on these claims have won cases with many different parameters involved. Some of those parameters include:

  • Spilled liquid
  • Snow and ice
  • Clutter and left objects
  • Cables, wires, and cords
  • Broken stairways
  • Open holes
  • Uneven floors
  • Slippery floors
  • Poor lighting

If any of the above, or something else, caused you to slip and fall, time is of the essence. There are deadlines to filing a claim if you have been injured negligently on the premises of a business or other entity. Evidence may be destroyed, and insurance adjusters might not take cases seriously if they have taken too long to be submitted. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney for your slip and fall or other personal injury issues, then consider an experienced lawyer from The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt who have years of experience helping their clients.