Injuries sustained as a result of a slip and fall can be debilitating and life-altering. We represent people who have slipped and fallen on dangerous surfaces under unfortunate circumstances such as the following:
Wet or oily floors in grocery stores, auto repair shops, or malls;
Uneven sidewalks, driveways, or parking lots;
Unlit stairways or hallways;
Poorly maintained escalators;
Broken or missing handrails on porches or in stairwells.
Our attorneys are committed to walking you through this difficult time. We thoroughly investigate each case and strive to obtain the information necessary to establish liability and prove damages. In the most severe injury cases, we work with consulting physicians to present expert testimony as to the extent of your injuries and your prospects for recovery. We also work with rehabilitation therapists to present evidence as to the practical difference the injuries mean for your daily life, your ability to work, and the assistance and resources you may need to meet the challenges of ordinary living.
If you are injured as a result of a slip and fall, we encourage you to take the following actions immediately:
Inspect the area where the fall occurred and try to determine what caused the fall.
Get names, phone numbers, and addresses of any witnesses.
If the incident occurred in a store or place of business, speak with the manager or supervisor immediately.
If the business requests that you fill out an incident report form, be very careful about signing any statement regarding the incident. If there are any errors or if it is incomplete (only contains half of the story), you may be held to an incomplete or misleading representation of the facts. Additionally, make sure to get a copy of any statement that you make. If anyone (especially an employee, supervisor or manager) makes a comment suggesting that this type of incident has occurred before, or that they were aware of the condition before your fall, make sure to get the person’s name.