When Clumsiness is Not the Cause of a Slip and Fall Accident
The typical nasty slip and fall is the result of some form of property neglect; not clumsiness or distracted walking. Flooring flaws, slippery surfaces, unmarked steps, and loose cords or hoses are just a few of the main reasons a potential client contacts us. Other common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Faulty stairs
- Faulty stair railings
- Insufficient lighting
- Objects that fall from shelves
- Uneven surfaces
Such accidents are also commonly referred to as “premise liability claims” as they arise on the property owned or maintained by another individual. Duty of care that a property owner can be held liable depends on how an injured person is categorized: licensee, invitee or trespasser. It’s important to contact an experience personal injury attorney to firmly establish fault so that you can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages after a slip and fall accident.
At Charles Pitman Attorneys at Law, we are familiar with the tactics opposing counsel will likely try to argue to prove the slip and fall was your fault or a property defect was obvious. Our team knows how to build a strong case on your behalf with necessary evidence to prove when a defendant is to blame for negligence or wrongful conduct.
Aftermath of a Slip and Fall Injury
Let’s face it, slip and falls can cause more than just minor bruises and scrapes. We often consult those who have undergone back injuries, neck injuries, broken bones, head trauma and beyond. These types of injuries often require prolonged medical care and force the victim to miss time at work.
When you consult with a Huntsville slip and fall lawyer at our firm, you can feel confident that the goal is to do everything possible to obtain a favorable settlement or court award to compensate your injuries, medical bills, pain, suffering and beyond.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
Directly after a slip and fall accident, your first course of action is to obtain appropriate medical treatment. Then you should place a phone call to our Huntsville slip and fall lawyers. We will protect your rights and interests throughout the entirety of the legal process.
Contact us today for a free consultation. From there will be further opportunities to schedule an appointment to sit down with our legal team to further discuss your case in more detail. We will work hard to develop a legal strategy tailored specific to your unique slip and fall incident. Call us at (615) 422-2222 day or night.