Mount Vernon Slip and Fall Lawyers
Anyone is vulnerable to a slip and fall accident, which can result in serious, long-term repercussions. Because a property owner was negligent– perhaps by failing to fix a broken stair– the individual may find themselves with steep and ongoing medical bills, and no way to support their family.
Owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe. If their negligence contributed to the slip and fall, even if the victim was partly at fault, they may still prove liable for damages. A Mount Vernon slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf so you may receive the compensation you deserve.
Slip and Fall Causes
Common slip and fall causes include:
- Cluttered aisles
- Inadequate lighting
- Improperly sealed or installed flooring
- Spilled food or drink
- Uneven pavement
- Unsecured or torn carpeting
Actions to Take
Taking the appropriate actions after a slip and fall will make all the difference to your claim. Collecting evidence immediately is critical. If physically able, take photos of the scene, especially the trip hazard. Take pictures of your injuries. In addition, report the incident to the owner or property manager. Obtain a copy of it. If anyone witnessed the accident, get their name and contact information.
Your next priority is seeking medical attention. Not going to the doctor or the emergency room will harm your case. Even if you think you were unhurt, a record of a medical examination is necessary. Keep in mind that some injuries, especially those involving the musculoskeletal system, do not appear right away.
If you experience pain and impairment a few days after the incident but did not go to the doctor beforehand, the insurance company can allege the injuries did not occur from the slip and fall. Finally, delaying diagnosis and treatment can mean the injury may get worse.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Most people will recover from their slip and fall injuries, even if they must spend some time away from work. However, seriously injured people may find themselves permanently impaired. Example of severe injuries that may result in disability include:
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
For example, an older individual who slips, falls, and breaks a hip may never recover full mobility.
Contact our team of Mount Vernon Slip and Fall Lawyers
If a negligent property owner is wholly or partly responsible for your injury, contact the experienced slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London right away. We offer free consultations and will evaluate your case and determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. Arrange an appointment by submitting our online contact form or calling or texting us 24/7.
There is never a fee unless you receive compensation, as we work on a contingency basis. Our dedicated attorneys have recovered more than $18 billion for clients in settlements and verdicts.