Slip and Fall Accidents

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What Is a Slip and Fall Accident?

If you are injured in a slip and fall, you might have a premises liability claim. Under premises liability laws, property owners have a duty to protect people against dangerous condition on their premises. Premises liability laws cover homeowners, businesses, and public entities (like cities).

What Are Common Causes of a Slip and Fall?

Many things can cause a slip and fall, including:

When Is a Property Owner Legally Responsible for a Slip and Fall?

Slip and fall laws vary from state-to-state. However there are some common legal considerations. You must prove the owner was negligent. This requires proof that:

In many states, a property owner owes different duties to different types of people. They include:

Are the Defenses in Slip and Fall Claims?

There are many defenses to a slip and fall claim. Your defenses might include:

What Damages Can I Receive for a Slip and Fall Accident?

If you are injured in a slip and fall, you might receive:

While courts frequently award economic and non-economic damages in successful slip and fall claims, punitive damages are very rare.

Can I Settle a Slip and Fall Claim?

Many personal injury claims settle out of court. In exchange for giving up your slip and fall claim, the insurance company will pay you a lump sum or structured settlement. The value of your settlement will depend on many factors, including:

Because most settlements are full and final, you must take the decision to resolve your claim seriously.

Do I Need a Slip and Fall Lawyer?

It’s typically in your best interest to hire a slip and fall lawyer. Premises liability claims involve a detailed factual and legal analysis. Depending on your circumstances, the insurance company might have strong defenses—which you must address and minimize. Without the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, you might make serious mistakes and lose your right to compensation.

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Last Modified: 09-15-2017 02:04 PM PDT

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