Stafford Slip and Fall Lawyer
There is a terrifying moment when people lose their footing and realize they are about to fall. Even if they wave around their arms, they are helpless to stay upright. A split second later, they hit the ground and often experience the first flash of intense pain. What happened? And who is to blame for this accident? These are two of the most pressing questions accident victims have after a fall.
At Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm, we have spent years answering these types of questions. Our firm can investigate what happened, searching for important evidence that allows us to reconstruct your fateful slip and fall. Sometimes, the property owner allows the premises to fall into disrepair, and we must hold them accountable for this negligence by filing a legal claim. Contact us to speak with a Stafford slip and fall lawyer.
There is No Typical Slip and Fall Case
People in Stafford are tripped up by a variety of hazards in many different locations. But they share one thing in common: they suddenly lose their balance due to a hazard or defect and suffer injury when they fall.
Some common hazards include:
- Standing water
- Wet leaves
- Spilled liquids
- Trash or paper
- Worn carpets
- Waxed floors
- Freshly mopped floors
- Crumbling staircases
A common injury suffered is concussion. Someone falling backwards cannot brace for impact, so they slam the back of their head on the ground. Over the ensuing weeks and months, they struggle with memory loss, headaches, loss of balance, and other symptoms. Additional injuries include whiplash, fractures, back injuries, and more.
Can you sue for a fall? Property owners must keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. A lot will depend on where the accident happened and how long the hazard existed. If the property owner created the hazard, then they are most likely liable. If the hazard arose naturally, then a key consideration is if the owner knew about it. Once they find out about the hazard, they need to fix it in a reasonable amount of time.
We can help people who slipped and fell in:
- Grocery stores
- Movie theaters
- Public bathrooms
- Government buildings
- Private homes
To help your case, we strongly recommend that you document the accident as thoroughly as possible. This might include taking a photograph of whatever hazard upset your balance. You can also speak to witnesses and ask for their names and phone number, because your attorney will likely need to speak with them. Going to the hospital and receiving care is another way to build a claim. You can document the severity of your injuries.
Hold Negligent Property Owners Accountable
Our firm has success seeking compensation for medical care and lost income when you suffer injury in a fall. Suing an owner not only gets you badly needed compensation. You also protect the public. Many businesses make safety improvements only after being sued because they realize it is costing them money to be negligent. Please call our Stafford slip and fall lawyer for more information about a possible legal claim.