We have all taken a tumble when we suddenly lost our footing. Maybe you stepped on something you did not expect such as a shoe in the dark. Falls happen to everyone, and hopefully you pick yourself up and go on with your day. If you are visiting a business, or at someone’s home, they owe you a duty to make the premises safe for you. Slick shiny floors make look impressive in photos, but they may not be safe to walk upon. Walking around it can be easy to miss floor signs warning of wet floors, slippery floors, cones marking off areas for repairs. It can also be just as easy for a business to not bother to put the signs out. However, If a business knows, or should know, that an area of their floor may cause someone to slip and fall they have to let you know to be careful. Just because you took a tumble, does not mean you are at fault. Determining who is at fault can be a process, and that is where we come in to help.
Can I Get Compensation for a Slip and Fall Accident?
Liquids get spilled, carpet gets frayed. Sometimes you just lose your balance. Accidents do happen. The reason you need a skilled personal injury attorney to help is sometimes what seems like a simple accident, in reality is a business not taking care to protect its customers. Not all floors are created equal, and building codes actually lay down just how slick a floor can be. This includes how slippery when wet, and how much traction you should have while it is dry. Moreover, businesses are required to perform inspections periodically throughout the day. Ignoring a problem does not make the problem go away, and a business owner cannot try and protect themselves by ignoring potential problems. If you tripped, fell, and were injured we can help you determine if the business is meeting their legal obligations. If not, then they owe you for your injuries.
Business insurance companies love to try and convince people who are injured that they should have watched where they are going. That they should have been more careful. The reality is that no matter how careful you are if a company has left liquids spilled on the floor, has failed to clean them up, or installed floor that is not up to code, you very well could not be responsible for your injuries. The problem is the only way to tell is to investigate.
This is where we come in. Our team of Phoenix attorneys understand when a business is responsible, and when they are not. We will examine the facts, and perform the necessary investigations. Once we know what really happened, we can work with you to file a claim with their insurance to have your injuries taken care of.
How to Get Compensation For My Slip and Fall Accident?
We recommend giving us a call and letting us handle everything for you. The process of getting security camera footage, scheduling experts to examine the floor, and tracking down a company’s policies and procedures to see if they are doing what they are supposed to can be exhausting for a single person. We have a dedicated team of staff who are well versed in all the nuances of what needs to be done. When you are still healing from an accident is no time for a crash course in premise liability. Let us handle the leg work for you.
Next if the other side immediately makes an offer you could be tempted to say yes. Don’t. The reality in the legal world is that if someone offers you a quick settlement, they know they owe you far more than the value of that check. They want you to sign away your claims before you realize just how much they would have to pay if someone with experience in fighting insurance companies had time to investigate the facts. They are coming from a position of knowledge. They already know if someone messed up. They have interviewed employees to see if they did what they are supposed to. They know if that floor is out of code. They also know that they do not want you to know these facts. This is why we always recommend speaking with a personal injury attorney who is familiar with personal injury, as well as premise liability. If you take a small check now, only to discover your injuries are going to be far worse than expected not much can be done. Once you agree to a settlement you are waiving any further damages. Let us handle the negotiations so that you do not lose out on all you are owed.