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Slip And Fall Accidents: Who Can Sue?
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Slip And Fall Accidents: Who Can Sue?

June 30, 2014 - in Advice

Every year, people sustain ankle fractures, broken arms and wrists, head injuries, whiplash, and pain after slipping, tripping and/or falling. After a slip and fall accident, people can have the option to hire lawyers and launch lawsuits seeking damage awards (money) from a settlement or judgment after slipping or tripping and falling.

However, it’s important to acknowledge the types of slip and fall accidents that are subject to compensation and those that are not. The best way to determine this is to speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer like Steven Polak and his legal team. They have the information you need to determine if you are eligible for compensation and if you have a strong case.

If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident and are unsure if you have a strong case, it’s best to speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer. In the meantime, here is some important information to know if you’re considering starting a slip and fall personal injury case:

What Is A Slip And Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, anytime, and to anyone. Slip and fall laws cover any accident that results from a victim being injured from an unsafe and unmaintained environment. From stumbles, overextension, twisting, falls; slip and fall laws are designed to protect those who have been injured due to either direct or indirect causes. A direct cause would be a slip and fall accident that has transpired due to ice and snow that hasn’t been removed, uneven steps, potholes, spilled liquids or food and so on. Indirect causes of a slip and fall accident would be missing handrails, bad lighting, or stairs not build to code, etc.

How Do I Sue For A Slip And Fall Accident?

The first thing to understand in order to file for a slip and fall accident is what the injury is. It is also important to determine income loss from taking time off of work, costing you expenses (i.e., medical expenses), causing you pain, or has caused other health problems. Injuries that can heal on their own or can be healed quickly are oftentimes not worthwhile to file for a personal injury case.

From there you must determine who has responsibility for the location of your injury. This is to determine who reasonably failed his or her duty to protect or warn the people on their property.

In addition, it is important to fully understand the reason for the dangerous situation and what caused it.

Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

Though slip and fall accidents can sometimes be less severe than other personal injury claims, they can still have a big impact on a victim’s life. Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer who has experience with slip and fall accidents is the only way to retrieve the compensation you deserve.

Steven Polak and his Personal Injury Lawyer team have a high level of skill and experience in slip and fall cases. They are here to work with you to recover the fair compensation you deserve.

Contact Steve Polak and his legal team today here.

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