Falls are among the most common sources of injury. When these occur because of a defective condition of property, the person possessing or owning the property may be liable for the injury.
Why are fall injuries different?
Fall injuries are often different from injuries sustained, for example, in a rear-end automobile collision. This is because falls generally occur when walking, a process that naturally separates the legs to the front and back of the torso. Depending on the cause of the fall, the legs may separate and wrench apart in a “splits” fashion. Or, the knee may buckle and the lower leg twist. Other body parts, such as the shoulder, wrist, and head may be struck when falling. There are numerous variations that arise. Further, these kinds of injuries also often injure the back as well. It is critical that your attorney be familiar with the variety of injuries that occur in these kinds of cases.
DeVault Law works with expert doctors who can evaluate the initial treatment provided to ensure that all secondary and accompanying injuries have been accounted for and the full scope of the injury is known and documented. Documenting the full scope of injury is critical to obtaining full compensation for your injuries.
Unsafe Conditions of Property
Nearly any kind of property could have an unsafe condition. These include businesses such as grocery stores and retailers, government property, and even private residences. Injury may have occurred inside the premises, or on a sidewalk, parking or traffic area. Most claims involve the insurance that covers these different forms of property.
Examples of unsafe conditions that often arise include shifted or cracked sidewalks with height variations, poorly maintained parking lots with broken asphalt or concrete, store aisles with spills that should have been cleaned up, improperly stored items that fall on people.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability refers to an injury a person incurs while on another person’s property. If the injury results from the failure of the property owner to maintain the property such that it would have prevented the injury from occurring, then you may have a case of premises liability. You will have to prove that the injury sustained was due to the owner’s failure to maintain the property and that you suffered injury as a result. The most common financial damages include:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Any other expenses caused by the injury
If you have suffered financial damages due to an injury that occurred on another person’s property, contact premises liability lawyer Rick DeVault and request a free case evaluation. At DeVault Law, our goal is to help you get back on your feet financially with as little hassle as possible.
Where do Slip and Fall Claims Occur?
Slip and falls can happen in any number of locations:
- Businesses such as supermarkets, retail stores, bowling alleys, etc.
- Locations owned by the city or county
- Construction sites
- Railroad crossings or along railroads
- Private residences of another
- Office locations
- Playgrounds or public pools
Regardless of on whose property your injury takes place, if it is caused by an unsafe condition of the property you may have a premises liability claim. Contact premises liability attorney Rick DeVault for an evaluation of your claim.
What Steps Should I Take If I Am Injured on Someone’s Property?
If you are injured while on the property of another, your premises liability attorney may ask you to take the following actions to help your case:
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Ask the manager or owner of property to document the incident
- Obtain contact information for anyone who witnessed the injury
- Take pictures to preserve evidence
- Contact premises liability attorney Rick DeVault for help with your claim
If you are unsure if you have a valid case, contact premises liability lawyer Rick DeVault and ask for a free case evaluation. DeVault Law, L.C. has the experience and insight necessary to help you decide whether or not pursuing legal action is the right step for you.
What Type of Injuries are Most Common in Slip and Falls?
Although there is no one specific injury received by all in all fall cases, there are numerous injuries that commonly occur when a person falls:
- Broken bones in legs, arms and back
- Herniated disks
- Permanent disfigurement
- Severe bruising of a body part
- Injuries to the brain or spinal cord
- Triggered or worsened pre-existing medical condition, such as a bad back or arthritis
Contact DeVault Law if you believe your injury was due to the improper condition of someone’s property. We can help you get the full amount due to you for your financial recovery.
What Will My Premises Liability Lawyer do?
At DeVault Law, attorney Rick DeVault can assist with:
- Identifying available insurance coverage
Identifying the proper opposing party
Building a strong case that shows how the property owner was at fault for your injury
- Negotiating settlement of your claim
- Bringing your case to trial if the insurance company will not pay fair compensation for your injury
Rick DeVault is an experienced and dedicated premises liability lawyer with many successful recoveries for clients who have fallen. Contact DeVault Law today for help in obtaining financial recovery.
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