Slip/Trip and Fall Injuries
Slipping, tripping and then falling are extremely common accidents that frequently lead to serious injuries. If the slip/trip and fall is result of the negligence of the property owner/occupier you may be entitled to compensation!
One common cause is defective or poorly maintained walking surface. This could be from cracks or potholes resulting in uneven walking surfaces.
Falls in stores and supermarkets regularly involve foreign substances on the floor that create a slippery surface. Inadequate lighting of sidewalks and parking lots also can contribute to dangerous conditions leading to falls as well.
A person who slips and falls has the burden of proving that the injury was the result of the negligence of the owner or occupier of the property. An attorney can help you identify and obtain recorded statements of witnesses. It is imperative to obtain photographs of the condition of the area as soon as possible.
Often we find that the location (supermarket/gas station) of the fall was videotaped by the property owner. By promptly contacting an attorney experienced in handling these cases, you increase your chances of preserving this vital evidence and protecting your rights.
A slip and fall accident can take place on private, public or semi-public properties. If the location of the fall is on property owned or controlled by a governmental agency, there are important notices that must be filed. Therefore, immediate consultation with an attorney is critical to preserving your rights.
The Law Office of James M. West offers clients in civil and criminal cases over twenty three years of jury trial experience and knowledge of the community to achieve results. Please contact us at The Law Office of James M. West at 859.341.0600 to discuss your case.
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