Slip and Fall
Slip and Fall Lawyer
A “Slip and Fall” accident is a name given to a type of Premises Liability accident in which someone is injured on someone else’s property due to falling, slipping, tripping, etc. Many times these injuries can happen on a businesses property due to unsafe conditions. It is important that if you have been injured to contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Waiting too long can result in losing a case or receiving a lower settlement. The Law Office of Brian T. Smith can help you and let you know how to best proceed with your case.
It is important to hire an attorney in slip and fall cases because often the responsible party may not be clear and insurers in slip and falls cases will rarely acknowledge liability to an unrepresented person. If you have a slip and fall case and do not have a lawyer, you may not get very far. The attorney’s first job is to get the attention of the defense and the underwriting company.
You cannot settle a personal injury case without communication with the insurer. But even in a small case, an attorney can help you in many ways. All personal injury claims boil down to proving liability, and a lawyer will recognize the complexity of factors that can affect liability and damages, both good and bad for the plaintiff. Proving liability means that you and your lawyer must prove the defendant was negligent, and that this negligence plays a part in causing your injury.
This can be complex in a slip and fall case. The first thing a lawyer must do is confirm how your injury occurred. Then, the attorney must figure out how to sustain the defendant legally responsible for your injuries. Understand that a premises owner is not legally responsible for you tripping over your own clothing and falling down the stairs. But the premises owner is certainly responsible for a badly constructed staircase, such as one with risers of varying heights. A good slip and fall lawyer will examine the scene, discuss all possibilities and more with you, and help figure out exactly why and how you fell. Then they must review the state, federal, and local laws so that they may make the best arguments for your case possible. The Law Office of Brian T. Smith can do this for you.