Have you ever witnessed someone falling? Have you ever experienced a fall that left you with injuries? Slip and falls and trip and falls are some of the most common causes of personal injuries. Slip, trip, and falls can happen anywhere and at any time. These accidents can occur while you are shopping, working, or simply walking down the street minding your business.
Unfortunately, many people who experience slips, trips, and falls immediately blame themselves for their accident. They believe that they were clumsy or not careful enough. However, slips, trips, and falls are almost always preventable and can be traced back to a negligent party. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident or a trip and fall accident, you must seek legal assistance; you might have grounds to file a lawsuit against the person who caused your accident and your injuries.
If you are interested in filing a lawsuit after a slip, trip, and fall, you must contact Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm experienced in many personal injury claims—including claims for slips, trips, and falls. Our versatile lawyers have handled many slip, trip, and fall claims and have helped many victims fight for their rights. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through your legal process and help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled. In the following sections, you will find key information that might help you better understand your legal situation. For details specific to your claim, you must speak to one of our expert slip, trip, and fall attorneys. Our attorneys will evaluate your claim and give you all the relevant information necessary to begin your legal process.
Negligence and Liability
Who is liable for your injuries? Establishing negligence and liability depends on the location of your slip, trip, and fall accident. In general, the party in charge of the location where you suffered your accident is liable. Let us consider some of the common places where slips, trips, and falls occur: warehouses, offices, stores, homes, sidewalks, and parking lots, for example. Managers and property owners are responsible for keeping their premises free of all hazards. Under premise liability, managers and property owners are liable for any injuries that occur on the premises. What constitutes the premises? A premise often consists of the structure—inside and outside—and parking lots or sidewalks. In grocery stores, for example, the premise consists of the store, the sidewalk directly outside of the store, and the parking lot designated for store customers and employees. In homes, the premise includes the inside and outside of the home, as well as the sidewalk parallel to the property. The same applies to all other locations in which a slip, trip, and fall accident might occur.
Managers and property owners are liable for keeping their premises free of all hazards. If there is a hazard that cannot be removed immediately, managers and property owners should address the hazard and warn all parties about the hazard. In homes, for example, a warning could be verbal; in stores or warehouses, for example, a warning could consist of a clear physical warning sign. Common hazards include wet floors, misplaced mats, potholes, spills, and leaks, for example.
Managers and property owners have the duty to keep their premises free of hazards and safe for all parties. Duty is the first element of negligence. If there was a breach of duty, such as failing to remove a hazard, managers and property owners might cause an accident that can harm an innocent victim. If you were injured due to a party’s negligence, you can take legal action and file a claim.
Victims of slip, trip, and fall accidents might suffer a series of injuries during their accidents. For many victims, their injuries are not immediately apparent, and they quickly get up and leave the scene of the accident. However, a few hours or days after the accident, they begin feeling the pain associated with their injuries. Victims might suffer the following injuries:
- Head and brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Shoulder, knee, and hip injuries
- Fractured and broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Bruises, scrapes, and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
Many of these injuries can result in extensive medical treatment, which can lead to unexpected medical bills.
Compensation for Your Claim
If you file a claim after a slip, trip, and fall accident, you might be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. You might receive compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
For more information about the type and amount of compensation you might be eligible to recover, you should contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for a slip and fall accident or trip and fall accident is generally two years. However, the time limit can differ depending on the location of your accident. If your accident occurred on government property, you might be subjected to a shorter statute of limitations. For more information on the total time that you have to file a slip, trip, and fall claim, you should contact our attorneys as soon as possible.
Bed Bug Legal Group can Help You
Our experienced slip and fall and trip and fall attorneys are ready to help you file your lawsuit and receive the compensation you deserve. You can contact our firm without worrying about any legal fees, as our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our attorneys will give you all the information you need to file a successful claim.
Our free services are available through our Zero-Fee guarantee; therefore, our clients will never have to pay any upfront legal fees. Our firm is also strictly based on contingency—our clients are not required to pay legal fees until they win their claims. If they do not win, they do not pay. Contact Bed Bug Legal Group today—our slip, trip, and fall attorneys are ready to represent you.