Slip and fall lawyers assist with injuries that result from a slip and fall accident, which can be very serious, much more so than might appear at first. These situations should not be taken lightly, and should be reviewed carefully with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Owners and operators of public places such as restaurants, supermarkets, showrooms, retail and wholesale stores have a specific responsibility to maintain a safe place for the public.
Do not assume that if you have slipped on spilled liquid or food, fallen down stairs or tripped on a faulty floor that it is just your fault. The property owner has a legal responsibility to keep the premises safe, and has a legal responsibility to you if you are injured because of their negligence. Talk to an attorney at Harrell & Harrell to see if you have a case, and to evaluate your rights and due compensation.
Trip and fall accidents can be embarrassing and awkward, but there are many different kinds and many offer you legal recourse for your pain and future inconvenience. Many have long-term implications, and you should investigate them carefully. Often there can be more than one entity responsible, including the property owner and the business owner/manager. It would be to your serious advantage to have an experienced lawyer sort out the complex issues, an attorney who will have your best interests at heart.
Slip and fall injuries fall generally under the area of premises liability in that the owner of the premises is legally responsible to keep the premises safe for others to use. There are many different situations regarding slip and fall injuries, including:
- Slipping on a loose rug
- Slipping on spilled food or drink
- Tripping on loose stairs or stairs without proper hand support
- Slipping on a wet restroom floor
- Tripping over fallen or irresponsibly stacked merchandise
- Slipping on the ice on the sidewalk or parking lot
- Tripping over unattended animals or children
As with any accidental injury, be sure you understand all the possibilities. Don't discuss any settlement with an insurance company. Let an experienced personal injury lawyer handle that responsibility. We fight big insurance companies every day, since their goal is to pay out as little as possible while our goal is to help you get all you deserve. Don't forget that the serious effects of an accident often don't show up until well after the accident itself, and these effects include all the costs and emotional impact in the following months and years.
The experienced slip and fall lawyers at Harrell & Harrell, in Jacksonville, will help you pick up all the pieces and work to be sure every consideration is made for your future needs.