Slip and Fall Injury Case
Slip and fall injury cases are one of the most common types of personal injury claims filed in the United States today. Without legal assistance, many people don’t know their options when they are dealing with a Slip and Fall situation. Remember, these things can happen to anyone so it’s good to be armed with the knowledge of what to do should you or someone you care about be the victim of a slip and fall injury.
Not every injury that results from someone slipping and falling qualify as a “slip and Fall” case claim. There need to be dangerous conditions, and it needs to occur on someone else’s property. Some of these Dangerous conditions include but are not limited to- torn carpeting, abrupt changes or unevenness in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs, or wet and slippery floor. The liability of these events and the situations that lead to them are the responsibility of the property owners/managers of which they took place.
Navigating the laws that allow one to file a slip and fall claim can be daunting alone and without a legal background. In fact, with a severe enough injury one should not be attempting the stressful act of pursuing legal action for compensation. This is where an experienced law firm, like Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman can come in to help and offer advice.
The Law offices of Brotman Nusbaum and Ibrahim are well acquainted with all personal injury cases, including and especially slip and fall accidents. These fall under the category of “premises liability” cases, which center on the question of an owner’s duty to care for the property. In order to win one of these cases, the claimant is responsible for proving beyond the shadows of reasonable doubt that such a dangerous circumstance existed, and that the property owners or managers could have absolutely resolved, or made the area inaccessible with a clear indication of danger.
It can be challenging to prove when a given hazard first appeared. After all, if something were to fall (causing a trip hazard) merely seconds before your accident, it’s difficult to expect that the owner could have known early enough to pick it up.
Some additional circumstances that fall under property negligence that could result in a slip and fall might include structural defects such as potholes, cracked sidewalks, or broken tiles, or even weather-related accidents, although these are harder cases for injured claimants. Although landowners are expected to take steps to reduce hazards created by weather, like shoveling snow, salting icy spots, or installing anti-slip devices, sometimes they don’t have a reasonable opportunity to correct the problem.
No matter the case, Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman are lawyers that are committed to bringing you the justice you deserve. We will give you a free case evaluation so that you know your options. Call us right away at 561-417-5656.