Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers

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Contacting a slip and fall lawyer is extremely important if you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a slip, trip or fall accident. This can make the difference in Getting the Compensation You Deserve!

“Slip and fall” injury accidents refer to situations where a person is injured by slipping or tripping and suffering an injury in a fall due to a dangerous condition on the premises.  These falls can happen inside or outside a building.  They can be caused by bad flooring, wet floors, poorly lighted steps, or, in the case of outdoor accidents, weather-related or hidden hazards. Many of these are examples of slip and fall negligence cases, in which having an experienced an experienced slip and fall law firm on your side can be crucial.

For instance, an icy patch outside a door, a crack, or pothole can be the cause of a slip and fall accident in a parking lot, and can be reason to initiate a premises liability lawsuit.

Thousands of people experience a slip and fall injury from accidents each year. The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP has been handling slip and fall cases for decades and can provide the advocacy you need to ensure your rights are respected every step of the way. There is absolutely no fee to contact our office.

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    Slip and Fall Law

    Negligence law covers all slip and fall injuries and accidents.  Property owners have a duty of care to see that their property is safe.

    This includes ensuring that the building has no structural defects, inside or outside, that could cause a slip and fall injury to occur.  In some states, the property owner may also have a duty to reduce the problem areas caused by weather—like standing water and icy spots.

    Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents

    Examples of this are:

    • Icy patches
    • Snow filled areas
    • Loose floor mats
    • Loose rugs
    • Loose tiles
    • Water on the floor
    • Badly lit stairs or steps
    • Cracks or holes in sidewalks
    • Cracks or holes in parking lots

    Sometimes the person injured does not know for sure what caused their slip and fall injury.  That is why it is important to ensure that a full investigation is conducted to ensure that the source of the problem is discovered.

    Types of Slip & Fall Injuries

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    There are a variety of different types of slip and fall injuries that a person can sustain in an accident.  Some of the most common slip and fall injury types include things like:

    • Head injuries/Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Head injuries can range from minor traumatic brain injuries to severe traumatic brain injuries that cause life-long cognitive issues and debilitation.  Falls are the most common causes of TBIs that occur outside of military service and tend to occur most often to children and the elderly.
    • Injuries to the spinal cord and back are other common injuries that result from slip and fall incidents. Back and spinal cord injuries can be extremely painful, and can lead to extensive complications such as paralysis, as well as other sensory and mobility issues.
    • Sprains, fractures, and dislocations. The impact with the ground or stationary objects after a fall can also result in a variety of different significant physical injuries.

    ****If you are hurt in one of these accidents it is important to preserve evidence as much as possible to ensure that you can prove your case in court. Having proof at your side when you file slip and fall cases gives you the best chance of a favorable outcome.

    ****Try to get names of witnesses who might have seen the accident, note all relevant conditions (like poor lighting), and take pictures of the area if possible.  Be sure to document the incident by reporting it to building owners or property managers. For slip and fall negligence cases, in particular, this evidence can make or break your case.

    Compensation for Slip and Fall Accidents

    The compensation you can recover after you are injured in a slip and fall accident will be a function of both the economic and non-economic losses you suffered. Your slip and fall lawyer will use all available evidence from your accident and how your injuries affect your daily activities to argue for a substantial damages award.

    Generally, the compensation that you can recover for your economic injuries includes, but are not limited to the following:

    • Your actual and anticipated future medical expenses for treatment of your injuries
    • Transportation and other costs associated with getting you to and from appointments with doctors and therapists.
    • The wages that you are unable to earn while you recover from your injuries.
    • Costs incurred to modify your living space to account for limitations caused by your injuries.
    • Expenses for occupational and rehabilitation therapy.

    For objective verification of your actual economic losses, your attorney will use the bills you receive from doctors and hospitals, your pay stubs, and invoices for payments you made to show the full extent of the economic impact of your injuries

    You will likely not have this type of evidence for your non-economic losses. These include pain and suffering, the impact of your injuries on your relationships with your family and friends, your ability to enjoy your life, your emotional distress, and the psychological effects of permanent scarring, disfigurement, or disabilities. However, your lawyer will use your testimony and statements from your friends and family to depict the adverse effects of your accident and how your life has changed.

    The insurance companies that cover the liability of negligent property owners will typically try to minimize the compensation they are obligated to pay accident victims. Your lawyer will challenge those insurers who want to pay you as little as possible by showing how your injury and circumstances entitle you to receive the maximum compensation allowed.

    Further, to reduce their liability, insurers might also argue that you were partly at fault for your slip and fall accident and all resulting injuries. If your accident happened in New York, you would be able to recover some compensation if the negligent property owner was partially at fault at any level. In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, however, if you are deemed more than 50% at fault, you will not be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Confer with a knowledgeable and experienced slip and fall accident attorney to understand how these comparative fault issues might affect your right to recover compensation.

    Getting Legal Help: Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

    If you or a loved one has suffered a slip and fall injury in an accident, call the slip and fall accident lawyers at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP at 1-800-624-8888.  You can also submit an free online case evaluation.  The initial consultation is FREE.  If we agree to handle your slip and fall case, there is no legal fee unless we are successful in getting you money.  A lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a Statute of Limitations so please call or contact us right away so that you do not lose your rights to money and other benefits.

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