Hurt in a Slip and Fall Accident?
Personal Injury Attorneys Help You Back Up
Slip and fall injuries are among the most common premises liability cases filed, and a leading cause of spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. There are several potential causes for a slip and fall accident. Puddles on the floor of a supermarket or restaurant, freshly mopped floors with no caution signs, exposed cords on the floor, a broken step, stairs not kept up to code, uneven sidewalk and poor lighting can all contribute to a serious personal injury or even death from falling.
Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience representing clients in cases leading to personal injury. Since 1996, we have helped over 1,000 injury victims receive compensation to cover injuries and time away from work.
Can I Sue a Property Owner if I Fall on Their Property?
Not every incident of falling qualifies for a lawsuit against a property owner. In order for your case to progress, your attorney must prove the following:
- The business or property owner owed a duty of care to its customers;
- The property owner knew of a dangerous condition and failed to rectify it, or the property owner should have known of the dangerous condition;
- The dangerous condition was the proximate cause of the accident; and
- The injured person suffered damages as a result of the slip and fall accident.
If this is what occurred in your injury case, then you may need to enlist the services of a skilled premises liability lawyer to help you secure an ideal resolution to your case. Galloway Jefcoat, LLP has a long history of procuring proper compensation for injury victims like you.
If I I am Hurt in a Slip and Fall Accident, Then What Steps Should I Take?
Slip and fall accidents are not easy to prove in court, and you can expect the at-fault property owner to muster every resource they have to deny responsibility in your fall.
Evidence is your best friend in a situation like this. As soon as the injury occurs, obtain as much photographic or video evidence as possible. Document the information of any witnesses to your fall; having another set of eyes on the situation will back up your claims.
See a doctor about your injuries, even if you believe they are minor – some injures, such as brain injuries and back injuries may take a little time to manifest. Medical intervention will help you recover and prevent the injury from getting worse. This is especially important as the business or property owner may try to claim your injuries were pre-existing or unrelated to the fall.
After a serious accident, speak to an experienced Lafayette slip and fall attorney. Legal counseling will help you figure out the best possible outcome for your case. Galloway Jefcoat’s longtime dedication to injury victims like yourself make us an ideal advocate for seeking justice. Call us at (337) 984-8020 or submit a confidential form to schedule a free consultation. Since 1996, we have served clients across Louisiana, including Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish and residents in or around Lake Charles.