Freeport Slip and Fall Lawyers
Slips and falls happen every day, but most prove more embarrassing than painful. Unfortunately, a percentage of slip and fall victims suffer serious harm from the impact, and a smaller percentage may find themselves permanently disabled.
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, you would likely hear from the property owner’s insurance company. Never agree to a settlement with the insurance company without consulting an attorney. The insurance company wants to settle for as little as possible, and that amount is often insufficient. Once a settlement is agreed upon, there is no reconsideration of the claim.
A Freeport slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London will evaluate your case, discuss the particulars, and let you know whether there are grounds for a lawsuit against a third-party. We have helped thousands of clients receive the compensation they deserve, and our record speaks for itself.
Slip and fall accidents due to property owner or management negligence fall into the category of premises liability. By law, the owner must keep the property in a safe condition. When someone is hurt because the owner caused the hazard or failed to fix it, the victim may recover compensation.
Depending on the circumstances, other parties besides the owner or management company may hold some liability. For example, say construction or repairs are performed on the property, but someone trips and falls over debris left by the crew. That contractor may hold responsibility due to their negligence.
Where Slip and Falls Happen
The truth is that slips and falls can happen anywhere, but there are some locations in which they are more common. These include:
- Parking lots
- Public transportation
Slip and Fall Documentation
The plaintiff must provide evidence that the accident occurred due to a dangerous condition. Such evidence may include:
- Photographs –Take pictures of the scene immediately, as well as your injuries.
- Surveillance video – If available, it is crucial to obtain this video as soon as possible.
- Eyewitness statements – Collect names and contact information at the scene.
- Owner/manager reports – Report the incident to the owner or manager and get a copy of the report.
- Medical records – Go to the emergency room or urgent care right after the accident.
In some situations, expert witnesses give testimony. Such experts include doctors who can explain the victim’s limitations due to the injury and the prognosis.
Contact our team of Freeport Slip and Fall Lawyers
If you or someone you know was seriously injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you need the services of the experienced slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London. Fill out our online form or call or text 24/7 to arrange a complimentary consultation.
Slip and fall cases are almost always settled. However, if the insurance company fails to agree to a reasonable settlement amount, we will pursue your case in court. Since we work on a contingency basis, there is never a fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Español.