Fordham Slip and Fall Lawyers
Slipping and falling has the potential to lead to serious injury for Fordham residents of all ages. Whether tripping over a loose extension cord or falling down broken steps, these accidents can result in significant injuries and mountains of medical debt.
When you pursue this type of claim, you could find yourself facing off against individuals or entities with significant assets. Property owners are often wealthy, and the insurance companies backing them have almost limitless reach. Thankfully, the seasoned slip and fall lawyers from Douglas and London could help you level the playing field. With the help of the right lawyer, you could recover the monetary compensation you are entitled to.
Common slip and fall accident locations
It is possible to slip and fall anywhere. In many cases, they can be attributed to bad luck or bad weather. However, if you fall due to the negligence of another person or entity, you could have a viable injury claim.
While many of these accidents happen at commercial businesses, it is important to remember that they happen on private property as well. Common locations include:
- Grocery stores
- Public parks
- Private driveways
- Apartment stairways
- Empty lots
- Government buildings
Your slip and fall attorney could investigate a fall that occurs in any of these locations. After reviewing your case, they could advise you on your chances of recovering financial compensation.
Resolving a slip and fall claim
In general, there are two ways our firm can help you recover compensation. The vast majority of slip and fall accident claims reach their conclusion with a mutual settlement. Usually, the two sides agree on an amount of monetary compensation that is fair. In exchange for a cash payment, you would then dismiss your case forever. Successful claims require significant research and strong advocacy. Negotiating these claims is also an essential step in the process.
Some cases are destined for trial, however. When cases do not settle, filing a lawsuit and proceeding to trial is your best option for monetary compensation. If you succeed, the court will enter a judgment in your favor for the amount of damages you prove at trial.
Contact our team of Fordham slip and fall lawyers
We can serve in several capacities with a slip and fall injury claim. We can carefully review your case, identifying the at-fault party, and developing a theory of liability. We can also negotiate on your behalf and even try your case in front of a jury if necessary. All of these efforts can go a long way towards obtaining compensation in your case. To discuss this and more, schedule a free consultation with us today.