Avon Slip & Fall Lawyer
Everyone has slipped and fallen at some time, but most people get up and dust themselves off before carrying on their way. Some falls, however, are so serious that a person can suffer devastating injuries.
At Keffer Hirschauer LLP, we have helped many men and women who have suffered serious injuries in falls. These falls can take place in a variety of locations and under differing circumstances, but all our clients need financial assistance to cover medical bills and lost wages. Contact an Avon slip & fall lawyer today for more information about your legal rights.
Where People Fall
Our clients have fallen and injured themselves in the following locations:
- Grocery stores and pharmacies
- Shopping malls
- Parking lots
- Private residents
- Public buildings
- Public parklands
Slips can happen on level ground or on staircases, causing a person to fall all the way to the ground. Our clients have suffered serious injuries, including fractures, concussions, nerve damage, spinal cord injury, and contusions. Regardless of where you fell, you can suffer serious injuries that require immediate medical treatment.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners often fail to keep their premises as safe as they could. Consequently, innocent victims can slip because of:
- Spilled liquids
- Freshly waxed or mopped floors
- Trash and other debris
- Accumulated snow
- Loose tiles
- Worn carpet treads
Poor lighting can also contribute to a slip and fall, as it can prevent a person from seeing where they should place their foot.
Liability for Your Injuries
In many situations, the property owner bears responsibility for the slip and fall accident because he or she did not keep the premises reasonably safe. Whether you can sue will depend on why you were on the property. If you were invited on, such as being a business customer, then the owner owes you the highest duty of care. Put simply, they must check for hazards on the property and promptly fix them or warn you of them.
For example, a grocery store might neglect to clean up spilled liquids in an aisle. If a customer slips and falls, they can sue if the store knew of the spill or enough time had passed that they should have discovered it.
If you weren’t invited onto the property, then you are likely a licensee or a trespasser. Property owners owe lesser duties to these people, though you still might be able to bring a claim depending on the circumstances. Meet with an Avon slip and fall attorney for more information.
Complications with Slip and Fall Cases
These cases are rarely straightforward. Many complications arise that require an experienced attorney. For example, many store owners might quickly fix a hazard in the store, then deny that it ever existed. For this reason, we encourage victims to try and get a quick picture of whatever contributed to their fall.
If you fell on public property, then suing the government requires jumping through many hoops. You have a much shorter deadline for bringing a claim in this type of case, so meet with a lawyer.
We Offer a Free Consultation
The team at Keffer Hirschauer helps Avon slip and fall victims obtain the maximum compensation possible. Call us today to speak with an attorney.