Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents
Many people think of automobile accidents or product liability when they hear the term “personal injury”, but a slip, trip or fall accident can also be the basis for a personal injury suit. At Lilly, O’Toole & Brown, our attorneys can investigate the circumstances of your case, determine the full extent of your injuries, and work hard to maximize your recovery.
In working with various experts, the attorneys at Lilly, O’Toole & Brown will evaluate the circumstances of your case, determine the full extent of your injuries, and work hard to build a case that proves the liability of the property owner.
About Premises Liability Law
When one is injured while in or at a department store, restaurant or other type of property, a premise liability case arises. Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility that the property owner has towards anyone who is injured on the premises. Premise liability laws are implemented to give injured persons the right to file a claim against negligent property owners.
Some examples of dangerous conditions which may lead to a slip, trip and fall injury:
- Sticky or slippery substances on the floor
- Merchandise or debris left in aisles
- Carelessly stored construction equipment or debris
- Building code violations regarding balconies, stairways and porches
- Unsupervised or poorly maintained swimming pools
- Dangerous or defective amusement park rides
- Uneven or potholed driveways or parking lots
- Unsecured excavation sites
- Collapsing ceilings, roofs, scaffolding or other overhead structures
While a simple fall won’t normally result in serious injury, it certainly can if the victim is elderly, or has some preexisting condition aggravated by the trauma of a fall.
For a free consultation regarding your accident and injuries, contact a slip/trip and fall attorney at Lilly, O’Toole & Brown today »
After you have been injured in a fall on someone else’s property
After you’ve been involved in a slip/trip and fall incident, your initial impulse may be to feel ashamed or embarrassed. However, according to safety experts, it’s likely that clumsiness was not the cause of your fall. Recent research found that more than 70% of slip/trip and fall injuries were caused by external circumstances, rather than being the fault of the injured individual.
No matter how careful you are, you could walk into a situation in which unsafe conditions make a slip/trip and fall injury unavoidable. If the worst happens and you’re injured in a slip/trip and fall incident, follow these guidelines to protect your health and legal rights.
- Ask for help.
- Get medical assistance.
- Take photos of the scene, if possible.
- Make an official report.
- Protect your legal rights by contacting a personal injury attorney.
An experienced personal injury attorney at Lilly, O’Toole & Brown can determine whether you have a valid premises liability claim and help you understand the legalities of your case.