Forest Hills Slip and Fall Lawyers

Sometimes a slip, trip, and fall accident is unavoidable. Extreme weather or your own clumsiness could lead to an accident—and no one else is to blame. However, other slip and fall accidents occur due to the negligence of another party. If you have suffered an injury on another person’s property, our team of Forest Hills slip and fall lawyers can advise you on a potential legal claim.

If you have a viable injury claim, it could result in monetary compensation from the negligent property owner. Pursuing these claims are rarely simple, however. Property owners typically have substantial assets to defend themselves. In most cases, they will also be able to rely on the support of their insurance company.

That should not discourage you from pursuing your claim. With the right slip and fall attorney, recovering the compensation you are entitled to is possible. To learn more, reach out to us at Douglas and London right away.

How slip and fall accidents happen

A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere. For it to result in a claim for compensation, it must result from a hazard that the property owner failed to address.

These accidents can take many forms. In some cases, they involve natural hazards like snow and ice that the property owner failed to deal with in a timely manner. In other cases, they involve manmade spills caused directly by the defendant. Some examples of potential slip and fall hazards include:

  • Loose extension cords
  • Spilled liquids
  • Broken banisters
  • Uneven flooring
  • Potholes
  • Cracked pavement
  • Poor lighting
  • Accumulated snow or ice
  • Spilled beverages

Determining if any of the above will result in monetary compensation requires a thorough investigation. Not only must you determine that the property owner failed to resolve it, but you must also establish that you were not aware of it. An experienced slip and fall lawyer from our office can help you prove your case during litigation.

Compensation from a slip and fall claim

There are many types of damages potentially available should you succeed with your slip and fall claim. While medical bills are central to these cases, the compensation available in your case typically goes well beyond your medical bills alone. Compensation could include:

  • Lost wages
  • Diminished future earning power
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium

Contact our team of Forest Hills slip and fall lawyers

If you believe you are entitled to compensation following a slip and fall accident, you should not take on your claim alone. While you are entitled to do so, this complex process could be derailed with a single clerical error. Schedule a free consultation with the slip and fall lawyers of Douglas & London as soon as possible to get started.