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Slips and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are not only common but can also lead to serious injuries or even fatalities, making up 15% of all accidental deaths and ranking just behind vehicle accidents.

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. Whether you’re recuperating from an injury or seeking advice on legal proceedings, our team of attorneys is here to assist you every step of the way.

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.

  1. Residential Slip and Falls: When visiting someone’s home, you rightfully expect a safe environment. Homeowners must mitigate any potential hazards that could harm their guests, unless the risk is blatantly obvious and avoidable.
  2. Commercial Slip and Falls: Places of business, including shops and restaurants, often face the hustle and bustle that can lead to accidents. Wet floors, unattended spills, and poorly marked obstacles are frequent culprits in such environments.
  3. Recreational Slip and Falls: Even in amusement parks and resorts that host large numbers of visitors, safety oversights can occur. Failure to adequately warn guests about potential dangers could render the facility liable for any resulting injuries.

Immediate Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

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.

How 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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