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What to do after a slip and fall
One of the least recognized crimes in life today is the crime of endangering other people’s lives as a result of gross negligence. Mistakes or oversights by another individual may cause life-long damage to an oblivious, innocent party. A classic example of this is a slip and fall case.
Property owners have a duty to maintain their properties and take care of it in such a way that it won’t lead to injury or possible death to everyone that comes within its premises, or at least warn people of possible dangers. They should also ensure that their infrastructure is constructed in such a way that it won’t harm or endanger other people, and if it is, make sure that they reconstruct it or block people from accessing the defective spot. Workers at nightclubs, restaurants or shopping malls that clean up or wax an area should put up a sign to warn incoming customers of potential slippery floors. Refusal to put up with these duties and standards may result in hefty lawsuits, and if you are a victim, we can help you ensure that they pay for their negligence, dereliction of duty, and the pain they’ve caused you to bear as a result of their actions or inactions.
You shouldn’t have fallen down where you did. Your shoes weren’t bad, you weren’t on your mobile phone when it happened, and neither were you dancing. You slipped and fell because of the sole fact that someone neglected and refused to take care of his/her space, and it turned to a deathtrap for all that come across it.
Causes of slip and falls
You may experience slip and falls without the contribution of any external factors, e.g. tripping over your own legs, or miscounting the steps on a staircase, but the causes of concern in this context are those caused by external factors. Some of these factors include:
- Trailing cords or wires on the floor
- Slippery floors
- Broken railings
- Narrow stair cases
- Poor tiling or cementing of surfaces
- Cracked floors or sidewalks
Anyone can experience any of these above causes in a number of places, some of which include restaurants, private property, shopping malls, front porches, etc.
Effects of slip and falls
Depending on the magnitude of fall, there are a variety of injuries caused by slip and falls. Some of them are:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Traumatic brain injury
- Damage to possession due to forceful impact
These injuries may be very severe and it’s important to monitor them, especially traumatic brain injury. Taking care of these injuries could get quite expensive, and it may lead to temporary or permanent job loss, thus compounding the financial burden on innocent victims of negligence.
What to do after a slip and fall
- The first step is to make sure that you’re safe and there are no major health concerns at the moment. If there are any, call 911 or any other emergency services. If you cannot, kindly request for help in doing so.
- You can report the incident to the authorities and owners of the property. Fill an incident report and make a copy.
- Take pictures or videos that clearly describe the incident
- Take note of witnesses and employees around
- Call your lawyers or law firm to inform them of the latest development. They will take over the whole process if you decide to push for compensations for the injury.
How can a lawyer help with a slip and fall?
Beverly Law helps with slip and falls case with NO UP FRONT PAYMENT. Call for help: 877-427-2752. The processes and dynamics of slip and fall court sessions may be too much for an amateur or individual still recovering from a fall to comprehend. So, to increase your chances of winning the case and earning your deserved compensations, it is important to hire the services of an expert who understands the terrain.
Slip and fall lawyers will not only assist you in the negotiation process, they will also guide from making mistakes that may harm the case, and maximize your claims, thereby making sure you get the highest compensation possible. Any good law firm will prevent the defendant’s lawyers from cheating you by offering meagre compensation numbers. They will try to get you a good settlement offer, but if the case goes to trial, you can be sure of victory.
A good law firm will take into consideration all the factors surrounding the case, and meet with experts in engineering, occupational safety, and medicine in regards to your case. They will help build a case that no judge will deem unworthy of compensations.
The compensation from winning a slip and fall case may be instrumental in keeping you afloat during the period of injury, especially if you’ve temporarily or permanently lost your job as a result. It will also prevent you from taking the full blow of possibly expensive medical costs, and serve as payment from the physical pain and emotional distress you suffered as a result of the injury.
Our experience in slip and falls will help in combating false claims from the end of the defendant. Most times, defendant lawyers try to shift blames and prove that slip and falls are caused solely by the actions and distractions of the plaintiff (You). We will fight this by proving otherwise. Our lawyers can:
- Talk to people that witnessed the incident, and even convince them to take the stand during a trial.
- Do some digging into previous accidents or reports concerning the dangers of the property or area in question.
- Check details of the accident through CCTV feeds present on the property or in the area where the incident occurred.
- Check if the infrastructure or condition of the property in question meets the standards set by the laws in the region.
Someone indirectly inflicted those injuries on you. They should take responsibilities for their negligence and costly mistakes by paying you what you deserve, and our lawyers can provide a means to achieving that.
In slip and fall cases, it is imperative to determine who should take responsibility. If you’re going to have any success in getting the right compensation, you have to be able to prove that the defendant was aware of the potential danger his/her property poses and deliberately decided to neglect the terrible conditions of their property that has now led to the slip and fall. You also have to be able to prove that the defendant did not make any attempt to inform visitors on their property about a possible hazard through a sign post or any other warning measures.
Contact a reliable law firm with an impressive track record to help you with your slip and fall case today. Your health is very essential and if anyone endangers it as a result of negligence, they should be held responsible for it.