Slip and fall accidents can result in very serious injuries, such as brain damage, broken bones, and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, slip and fall accidents are the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) for victims, regardless of age. They are also the leading cause of death for Americans over the age of 65.
Slip and fall cases can also be notoriously difficult to prove. This is because the injured party is often embarrassed, and tries to leave the location in haste. As a result, they do not bother to investigate the cause of the fall, gather evidence, or even check their body for injuries.
Due to the time difference between the fall and the report filing, most people decide to cover medical expenses themselves, and in cases where they do report to the property owner, the incident can be denied because of the time that has passed.
It is therefore vital to get a slip and fall lawyer to help you receive compensation for the negligence of a property owner. If you fall at a location, we advise that you do not leave the premises of the fall without taking pictures and making a report at said location detailing your injuries, the date, the time, and the condition, if any, that caused the accident.
Commercial and individual property owners are responsible for the safety of their premises. Negligence in the form of wet spills, poorly lit walkways, uneven floors, broken stairways, and obstacles in driveways can result in very significant injuries. It is necessary to prove that the defendant was negligent, which resulted in the fall of the plaintiff. We at Omar Lopez Law are dedicated to helping you get a sizable monetary compensation for your losses.
It is advisable to have a professional slip and fall attorney on your side when you have a case to settle. Your attorney will help you gather evidence, present that evidence to build a compelling story, and get compensation for your losses–both present and future–that are a result of your fall.
Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents are
● Wet floors
● Exposed electrical cables
● Uneven flooring
● Lack of handrails
● Failure to use caution signs about known hazards
● Poor construction and maintenance
These situations can result in severe injuries and even death.
Not hiring an attorney for your slip and fall accident can cost you dearly. Insurance company adjusters are trained to pay out as little as possible and close a deal quickly. This means that there exists a great risk that you’re going to get cheated out of a fair settlement.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, don’t take on a defense attorney and/or an insurance company by yourself. This is especially true if you’ve suffered serious injuries, have a complex case, or lost a loved one due to a slip and fall accident.
Call Omar Lopez Law and allow us to help you by being your representative against the insurance companies and their lawyers.