Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone.
Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents often result in costly bodily injury, but the injured party may be entitled to compensation for damages, depending on where and how the slip and fall accident occurred.
A Slip and fall lawyer can help determine the level of compensation you may be entitled to for your accident.
Contact TorHoerman Law today or use our chatbot to receive a free, instant online case evaluation to find out if you qualify for compensation through a slip and fall injury lawsuit.
Before exploring more about potential compensation for your slip and fall injury, take some time to familiarize yourself with premises liability.
Slip and fall injury liability centers around premises liability.
Premises liability laws regulate and define private property ownership.
This ownership determination helps establish liability for slip and fall accidents and injuries.
In order to understand who is at fault for your injury, if anyone, you must first understand premises liability.
Consult with a slip and fall lawyer to help establish ownership of premises so that you can work to gain compensation from that premises owner for the injuries you incurred as a result of their dangerous property.
TorHoerman Law offers free, no-obligation case consultations for any potential client. Get your legal questions answered with the help of a slip and fall lawyer from our team.
You don’t want to lose out on possible compensation because you did not mitigate your injuries, so make sure that you seek the proper medical treatment for any bodily injuries related to your slip and fall accident.
After establishing premises liability at least partially falls on a secondary party — such as the property owner — you can begin a build the case for your slip and fall lawsuit.
Seeking legal aid from a knowledgeable slip and fall lawyer can alleviate the stress and frustration of building a slip and fall case.
The first step of building your case will be gathering evidence.
The most critical piece of evidence for any slip and fall lawsuit is proof that the property owner, manager, or staff were aware of the potential bodily injury and did not adequately address the issue.
Documentation such as prior incident reports, inspection reports, and witness testimony can be very helpful to your case.
Other efficacious evidence includes:
Next, you will need to determine which category of location your incident falls under and then research the laws and regulations that standardize the expectations of the property owner for that location.
It does matter where the slip and fall injury occurred.
There are many different laws and regulations depending on where the incident occurred.
Generally, slip and fall injuries can fall into the following three (3) different categories of location:
Bodily injuries occurring on someone’s private, residential property.
Bodily injuries occurring on a business’s property
Injuries occurring in the public or government-maintained property.
The laws and regulations for these different locations alter significantly.
For example, the expectations of customer safety at a grocery store are much different than the expectations of customer safety at a local ice rink.
While there should be a minimal expectation of bodily injury at the grocery store, the ice rink probably expects at least some bodily injury given the dangerous nature of ice-skating.
Though both fall under the category of private business, the regulations and laws of each are very different.
Even the insurance coverage for the establishments greatly differs.
After you have gathered evidence and defined the location of the slip and fall accident – you will need to determine the liable party and the number of damages that you endured from your injuries.
The process of building a slip and fall injury case can be time-consuming and overbearing, especially for someone that does not have a full understanding of the law – which is why knowledgeable slip and fall lawyers can be very helpful.
The civil lawsuit process is time-consuming and tedious.
You should find a slip and fall lawyer who is experienced with these types of cases.
Your slip and fall lawyer should be dedicated to your case, easy to contact, and willing to keep you up-to-date throughout each step of your slip and fall lawsuit.
Our personal injury team is experts in the laws and regulations that are set for private property and they deal with slip and fall injuries on a regular basis.
Our determined team will use our knowledge of the law, along with our experience, to ensure that you have the strongest case possible.
Because we work on contingency, we won’t get paid unless you do first, so we are fully dedicated to making sure that you receive the full compensation that you deserve for your slip and fall injury.
The liability of an electric scooter accident lawsuit fluctuates depending on the circumstances.
Scooter users may be found responsible for any damages they cause while operating a fully functioning vehicle.
In addition, the scooter company may be the defendant in a lawsuit if they are deemed to have created a defective product.
Even the city can be liable for accidents if they do not properly maintain roadways and other hazards.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer does not have to be costly.
The amount you pay in legal fees largely depends on the billing methods of your law firm.
At TorHoerman Law, we operate on a contingency fee basis.
This means that you do not owe any payment until we have won your case and you have been compensated.
The scooter company can be held liable for any injuries or damages suffered by a user, pedestrian, or vehicle as a result of a malfunction.
Also, the company can be held liable for injuries caused by a non-operating scooter, such as a pedestrian suffering an injury as a result of tripping over a scooter.