Every day people run the risk of slipping and falling in public places, private spaces, and everywhere in between. Slipping, tripping, or falling on someone else’s property can cause serious injuries, and also raises an important question. Who is held responsible for negligent conditions that lead to someone slipping and falling? If you have been injured due to hazardous conditions, that caused you to take a fall and become seriously injured, contact our law firm to discuss holding the negligent party accountable.
There are many reasons why a slip and fall accident can occur. For example, in colder months, snow and ice can quickly build up on stairways, driveways, and other places. Property owners are liable for keeping their spaces clean, and free from hazards. If a shopkeeper, for example, fails to remove ice from the front stairs to the building, or from their driveway, and a patron slips, they can be held liable for this negligence
In other cases, there are other ways that negligence can come about. For example, if you were in a grocery store, and slip on a puddle on the ground, the grocery store can be held liable for ignoring, or failing to address the spill that led to someone slipping and falling. A slip and fall may seem like a simple accident, but it can cause serious injuries that can impact your life forever. Read on to learn more about recovering from a slip and fall accident, and contact our law firm if you need help defending yourself.
What Should I Do After Getting Into A Slip And Fall Accident?
If you have suffered from a slip and fall accident, you have the right to contact a lawyer to help you fight back against the negligent party and to recoup damages that cover the cost of your expenses related to the accident. You can recover damages by filing a personal injury claim.
Our team of attorneys will fight for your right to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and much more following your slip and fall accident. In your free initial consultation, you’ll have an opportunity to discuss the details of your case, to get a better idea of how much you can be awarded for your accident.
What Kind Of Damages Can I Recover From A Slip And Fall Accident?
First and foremost, our lawyers will fight to earn you medical bill compensation, which is designed to cover the cost of your medical care following the accident. This compensation is designed to also cover any out of pocket expenses you have related to your medical care, such as the cost of any in-home health aides that are needed for you to make a full recovery.
You can also be compensated for the time you spent away from work while healing. Lost wages can be factored into your settlement if they apply. If you had to spend time away from work in order to get well after the slip and fall accident, you deserve to get back the money you missed out on in your paycheck. Our attorneys will stop at nothing to make sure you are adequately compensated after the accident, and that you don’t experience financial hardship as you try to recover.
In addition to your medical bills and lost wages, some accident victims can be compensated for their pain and suffering following the accident as well. Those who have been exposed to hazardous conditions sometimes find it difficult to recover emotionally and mentally as well as physically. Anyone who has experienced depression, anxiety, or post traumatic stress, after an accident should know that they deserve compensation for their pain and suffering, and that a lawyer can help.
There are still some more types of compensation someone can receive after an accident. If you lost a loved one to a wrongful death, you were able to contact the personal injury attorney in order to seek compensation for this as well.
Schedule A Free Slip And Fall Consultation With McKiggan Hebert Lawyers Today?
If you have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property – whether it was a public storefront, a neighbor’s yard, or at your workplace – you have the right to hold the owner of the premises accountable.
Our slip and fall law firm is dedicated to providing slip and fall victims with the compensation they need to move forward after this accident. WIth our help, we can fight for your right to medical bill compensation, lost wages, and even perhaps compensation for your pain and suffering.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with McKiggan Hebert Lawyers today to learn what your slip and fall case may be worth.