It happens when you least expect it to. You slip or trip on something and fall, injuring yourself, but you are not alone. The National Floor Safety Institute reports that every year there are over eight million emergency room visits for injuries sustained from a slip and fall. Bone fractures are commonly associated with these kinds of accidents, but injury lawyers also see head injuries, broken bones, shoulder injuries, sprains and back injuries.
When an accident occurs on private or commercial property, the owner may try to attribute your accident to mere clumsiness. However, it is possible that the property manager/owner may have acted negligently, putting you unnecessarily at risk. If you or your loved one suffered injuries due to a slip, trip or fall on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover financial compensation if the property owner or manager is responsible for your accident.
Perhaps you were walking through a casino when you tripped on a piece of carpet that had come loose, or you were getting ice at the grocery store and slipped on some water that had accumulated around the machine. Was there a sign to warn you of a hazardous situation? Did the casino know there was a loose carpet? Did the store lay down a non-slip rug in front of the ice machine to prevent someone from slipping and falling?
It is the responsibility of property owners to inspect their property and be on the lookout for hazards that include the following:
Parking lots are filled with dangers too: potholes, protruding objects, ice and snow. Our premises liability attorney looks at all of these possibilities and whether the owner of the property did everything legally possible to prevent your injury.
Whether you live in Arizona, California or Nevada, there are laws in place that protect your rights if you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or company. Our caring team explains what these rights are and helps you understand what your legal options are. We guide you through the legal process, listening to your concerns and, if it is in your best interest, negotiating a settlement with the other party that provides you with the compensation you need to move on with your life.
If we are unable to reach a settlement, our slip and fall lawyer will aggressively pursue your rights in a court of law. The legal teams that casinos, grocery store chains, major retailers and other large corporations retain do not intimidate us. Our focus is entirely on you and we are dedicated to helping you obtain justice and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. If you have been hurt by a jerk, better call Burk.
The Patriot Law Firm is ready to level the playing field between the little guy and faceless insurance companies, and we will go the extra mile to provide our clients with a favorable resolution.