There are many different ways in which someone can be injured, including slip, trip or fall. First and foremost, it is important to take notice of and record what the substance or object was that caused you to fall and to promptly seek medical attention. Also immediately report the injury to the owner of the premises, point out exactly where you fell and what caused you to fall. If possible, prepare a written report detailing the date and time, location, and cause of the incident. Take photographs of the condition or object to document what caused you to fall as well. Finally, obtain the names, phone numbers and addresses of any witnesses there might be.
Common causes of premises liability claims
- Snow and ice injuries
- Negligent security
- Elevator accidents
- Assault cases
- Defective building design
- School liability cases
- Burn accidents
- Slip, trip and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
- Playground and Daycare accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Injuries in public spaces such as stores, schools, restaurants, amusement parks, commercial or government buildings
It is important to contact and consult a lawyer to understand your rights and responsibilities. Like any legal claim, there is a statute of limitations which applies to slip, trip and fall accidents. Generally, you have three years from the date of the accident in which to bring a lawsuit. However, if the property is owned by a municipality, you must bring a Notice of Claim within ninety days of the accident or your claim may be denied.
For an individual consultation regarding your potential premises liability claim, contact The Fink Law Firm P.C. today at 1(844) FINK- LAW (346-5529). Our award-winning personal injury attorneys will help you navigate the complex legal landscape in the tireless pursuit of justice.