Slip and fall incidents are much more common than most people realize, and they can cause serious injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, the team at Russell & Hill, PLLC is ready to help. We will investigate what happened to determine who is liable for your injury expenses. Let out slip & fall accident attorneys get to work securing the compensation you need.

What causes slip and fall incidents?

Slip and fall incidents are the leading cause of premises liability cases in the country. More than one million people seek treatment in hospitals each year due to slip and fall injuries, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. These cases can arise on business property, government property, as well as at private residences.

Slip and fall, or trip and fall, incidents happen most often due to:

  • Spills of food and drinks on the floor or stairs
  • No wet floor signs after an area have been mopped
  • Wet entrances during after rain
  • Electrical cords and other wires running across the floor
  • Defects in the pavement or parking lot
  • Carpeting that is loose or torn
  • Inadequate lighting in an area

How are slip and fall cases handled?

The most important thing to understand is that you need to seek medical care as soon as a slip and fall incident occurs. Even if you do not think your injuries are serious, please understand that the symptoms of many slip and fall injuries do not appear for hours or days after the incident. By seeking medical assistance, you are ensuring your well-being and establishing a clear link between the incident and your injuries.

These cases are going to be handled like other premises liability cases. With the help of an attorney, evidence will be gathered to show the defendant’s liability in the case. Using your medical records and bills, you will seek compensation first through the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. If a fair settlement offer is not made, or if the other side tried to blame you for the incident, you may have to file a personal injury lawsuit.

What if this slip and fall happened on private property?

If you were injured in a slip and fall incident at a friend or family member’s house, you will file a claim against their homeowner’s insurance carrier. You are not directly filing a claim against the individual, and this is why they have insurance coverage.

We are ready to help you through this

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a slip and fall incident caused by a property owner’s negligence, please seek legal assistance today. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, you can count on us to get to the bottom of what happened and work to secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the property owner

If you need an Arlington slip & fall accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. We will not back down from aggressive insurance carriers.

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