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Slips and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general accidents and can result in back injuries, strains and sprains, contusions, and fractures. Additionally, they cause 15% of all accidental deaths, placing them second only to car accidents as a cause of fatalities.

Luckily, not every slip or fall results in death, but these injuries can be extremely debilitating. If you’ve slipped, tripped, or fallen on a wet floor, defective stairway, or even a rough patch of ground, you know how easily this type of accident can happen and how painful it can be.

The slip and fall lawyers at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran know your rights and are ready to help you gain the compensation you deserve. Let our lawyers help you while you get back on your feet.

What are some common slip and fall accidents?

As a slip and fall lawyer can tell you, there are many ways to injure yourself on another person’s property, including:

Injuring yourself while a guest at someone’s home

When a host invites you onto their property, you should expect a reasonably safe environment. Homeowners have a duty to prevent circumstances that may cause their guests injuries, unless the danger is so clear and noticeable that you should be able to avoid it.

Injuring yourself at a place of business

Retail locations, restaurants, and other places of business can be busy and frenzied environments. Recently washed floors, spilled liquids, and ill-marked hazards can all present a slip and fall danger.

Injuring yourself at a recreational park, theme park, or resort

Just because a park or resort hosts thousands (or even millions) of visitors every year, there can still be lapses in safety that allow slip and fall accidents to happen. And if these types of locations fail to warn guests of any dangers, they may be liable for injuries you sustain as a result of those dangers.

If I’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, what should I do next?

First, seek medical attention if you haven’t done so already, and be sure to report your injury immediately. After that, you should:

  • Get the names of owners and managers of the property, as well as any witnesses to your accident
  • Take detailed pictures of your injures and the area where your accident happened
  • Save any clothing and footwear you were wearing at the time you slipped and fell
  • Avoid making any detailed statements concerning fault
  • Avoid giving any recorded statements to insurance adjusters

Then, with the help of an experienced slip and fall lawyer, you can determine whether filing a personal injury claim is your best course of action.

Where do I begin filing a claim for a slip and fall accident?

If you are looking to claim personal injury, you should file your claim quickly. Reporting injuries immediately and filing a claim as soon as you decide to seek benefits will significantly increase your slip and fall lawyer’s chances of recovering compensation quickly.

The slip and fall lawyers at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran are here to provide you with trusted, effective legal counsel. It will not cost you anything to come in for a consultation. We’ll focus on your claim, allowing you to focus on your recovery and on moving your life forward.

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