How can I know if I have grounds for a slip and fall claim?
It is not easy to pursue a slip and fall claim. Establishing negligence can be complicated in this area of the law. However, a slip and fall law firm will be able to evaluate your case and determine if you have a legitimate claim.
This slip and fall claim must be established on the grounds of negligence. In other words, a property owner’s actions or lack of actions must have been the direct cause of your slip and fall.
Negligence could include a failure to provide warning signs or barriers after a floor has been waxed. It could also include failing to fix a broken stair or not providing adequate lighting in a parking lot.
There may also be hazardous conditions such as ice or standing water that causes someone to slip and fall. However, it can become complicated in thata property owner may not have been given enough time to fix the hazardous condition. Determining what a reasonable period is will depend on the specific situation.
Not only must there be evidence of the property owner acting in a negligent manner but you must be able to show that your injuries were directly caused by it and they are significant enough to warrant the pursuit of a slip and fall claim.
The time and cost to pursue this type of claim probably isn’t worth it if you suffered a few minor lacerations. However if you broke your hip, then it might be. All of this is where a slip and fall law firm comes in. An attorney who handles these types of cases will be able to tell you if you have a case what it might be worth.
Contacting a Slip and Fall Law Firm
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a slip and fall, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a slip and fall law firm can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a slip and fall claim is right for you.
At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of slip and fall lawyers to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your slip and fall claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.