Do You Have a Slip and Fall Claim

August 14, 2020

According to the CDC, up to 3 million older adults are treated for fall injuries each year. According to the National Safety Council, over 34,000 people die each year due to falls in the workplace or at home. It is often assumed that slip and fall injuries are not that serious; however, these sobering statistics demonstrate that falling can be a severe risk to children and seniors.

After you or a loved one has sustained a serious fall injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.

At Saladino & Schaaf, we can review your situation to determine if you have a slip and fall case. Our experienced attorneys have over 75 years of combined experience representing personal injury clients. We can sort through the evidence in your slip-and-fall case to determine who is liable for your injuries.

When is a Property Owner Liable for Your Slip and Fall Injuries?

Falls happen for various reasons, and not all of them occur because of the negligence of a property owner. You will usually need to prove that an existing unsafe condition on the property caused your accident and that the property owner or manager was aware of the safety hazard before you fell.

Proving negligence is rarely as straightforward as it sounds. You can’t merely point to a wet floor and say that the property manager had a responsibility to mop it up. The property owner has a responsibility to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for the average person, but they are not responsible for clearing every hazard.

Common Examples of Unsafe Conditions:

  • Broken or defective stairs.
  • Trash and debris in common areas.
  • Faulty staircase barriers or railing.

In addition to proving that the property owner is responsible for remedying the unsafe condition, you may also need to prove that they were aware of and had ample time to resolve the issue. After a severe flood, thunderstorm, or fire, there may be debris and damage that makes the property unsafe for visitors. However, you may not be able to successfully file a slip-and-fall claim if the property owner has not had sufficient time to assess the damages.

Hire an Experienced Slip-and-Fall Attorney

Even if you can show that a property owner knew about and failed to fix an unsafe condition that led to your slip-and-fall injuries, that may still not be enough to have a successful claim. That’s why it’s essential to retain an experienced personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case, gather evidence, and witness testimony to build a strong case and get the compensation you deserve.

A personal injury lawyer can help you through each step of the legal process for filing your personal injury claim. If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, contact Saladino & Schaaf today or call us at 270-444-0406 (Paducah, KY) or 270-753-1529 (Murray, KY) to schedule a free consultation with our team. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, you must act quickly. There are time limits on legal actions.




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