“Business owners must use reasonable care to either correct or warn of hazardous conditions on their premises. When this is not done because a facility has put profits above safety, terrible injuries can occur. Alex R. White, PLLC has recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering for clients who were the victims of unsafe premises.“
In 2013, unintentional falls were the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in the United States, with nearly 8.8 million incidents reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control. There are so many negligent conditions that cause slip and fall cases — a wet floor in a restaurant, an icy sidewalk, the poor condition of a flight of stairs, dangerously uneven pavement and more. Fault for many of these slips may fall to the owner or occupier of the premises, making the person who suffered the injuries eligible for damages.
What is most alarming and frightening about slip and fall cases is how serious the injuries can be. Even though a person may only fall a couple feet –from standing up to flat on the ground- there are a large range of serious injuries someone can suffer from falling. These include everything whiplash type symptoms, broken bones, chipped teeth, traumatic brain injuries and even death.
Determining liability in a slip and fall claim can be tricky. For example, the rules governing liability for a fall on the stairs are different from those used to assign fault when the fall happens on a sidewalk. Additionally, falling at apartment complex may have completely different legal ramifications than falling at a rental house. Having a lawyer well versed in the many types of slip and fall claims can mean the difference between collecting damages and walking away empty-handed.
Not every slip and fall is grounds for a claim. But many are, and the attorneys at AR White Law help legitimate slip and fall claims make their way through the court system every year. At our law office, we can understand the specifics of your claim and how to best use premises liability to your advantage, getting you the settlement that best reflects your suffering.