SLIP AND FALL
Slip and Fall Injury Attorney
Protecting the Right of Slip and Fall Victims to Full and
The National Floor Safety Institute reports that slip and falls result in more than 8 million emergency room visits each year. Dangerous property conditions are causing people to fall and injure themselves, requiring them to seek emergency medical treatment. Property owners and managers have a duty to care for their property in a way that keeps it reasonably clear of hazards that may result in something like a serious injury from a slip and fall. Unfortunately, far too many fail to uphold this duty and millions of Americans are injured each year as a result. Fazli & Associates is proud to represent those victims of slip and falls injuries. We fight for their clients and tirelessly pursue their right to full and fair compensation for the harm they have suffered.
What Needs to be Proven in a Successful Slip and Fall Claim?
To bring a successful slip and fall claim in which you receive monetary compensation for the damages you have incurred, you need to first show that the property owner or manager owed you a duty of care and that this duty was violated. The level of care a property owner varies depending on the status of the person who is on the property. For instance, a property owner will owe a higher level of care to someone who was invited onto the property than someone like a trespasser who was not authorized to enter the property.
You will also need to prove that there was an unreasonably dangerous condition on the property and that the dangerous condition directly caused your slip and fall accident. In addition to this, you will need to prove that the owners had actual or constructive notice of the dangerous condition. This means that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous property condition. Property owners and managers do have a responsibility to take certain proactive measures, such as regular inspections, to ensure their property is free from unreasonably dangerous conditions. If the hazard was something that the owner should have been aware of if they were taking reasonable precautions to investigate potential hazards on the property, then the owner can be held responsible for injury resulting from the hazard.
The last thing you need to prove is that you suffered actual damages due to the slip and fall accident. A slip and fall claim is meant to seek recovery for the losses incurred as the result of a slip and fall accident. If there are no losses, or you are unable to prove any losses, then there will be no claim. It is also important to note that, in some states, even when you can prove your damages, your damage award may be reduced if you are found to have at all contributed to causing the accident. This is referred to as comparative negligence.
Slip and fall claims require a complex and fact specific investigation and legal analysis in order to be successful. At Fazli & Associates, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to see your slip and fall claim through. We analyze all of the relevant details of your case to help ensure that you are properly compensated for your losses.
Who is Liable for Compensating the Slip and Fall Injury Victim?
The person liable for causing an accident is the person who will be liable for compensating a slip and fall injury victim. In most cases, it ends up being the insurance company for the liable party who compensates the victim. Determining who is liable for causing a slip and fall accident, can be a complicated issue. Some of the most common parties responsible for slip and falls include:
Residential property owners
Residential property landlords
As you can see, while property owners are usually the party that is held liable for a slip and fall accident, this is not always the case. Some state laws make it clear that the person who is in control of the property bears the burden of preventing hazardous conditions on the property. This means that the person who is charged with scheduling and performing inspections and maintenance on the property should carry the responsibility for and damage caused by a hazard on the property. Common property hazards that result in slip and falls include:
Loose cords in walkways
Clutter in walkways
Floors that are cracked or in disrepair
Outdoor walkways in disrepair
The person at fault, or liable, for the hazardous property condition that led to your accident causing you injury should be held responsible for the damages you have incurred. Determining who this person is, however, is more difficult than it may seem at first glance. That is why having the trusted slip and fall attorneys at Fazli & Associates is so important. We know how to navigate the complexities of slip and fall cases and get you the monetary compensation you are entitled to due to the harm you have suffered.
Zealously Advocating for Slip and Fall Injury Victims
Slip and falls lead to serious injuries such as broken bones and head trauma. Injury victims are often left with permanent disabilities. That is why Fazli & Associates fight for our clients. We know that they are going through what is likely to be one of the most difficult time of their lives. We are here to help fight for justice and their right to be properly compensated for their losses. Contact us today.