Slip Trip & Fall

Slip Trip & Fall

Slip, Trip, & Fall

There are many ways someone can slip, trip or fall and sustain injuries. First and foremost, it is important to take notice of and record what the substance or object was that caused you to trip or fall and to promptly seek medical attention. If you slipped, take note of the contents and general dimensions of the substance that created the hazard.  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. When applicable it is recommended that you save the item that caused your fall. Finally, obtain the names, phone numbers and addresses of any witnesses.

Common Causes of Slip, Trip, and Fall Claims

  • Snow and ice injuries
  • Wet or slippery surfaces
  • Broken sidewalks
  • Unlit Stairwells
  • Defective Stairways
  • Construcion site defects
  • Falls from a terrace or balcony
  • 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 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 slip, trip and fall 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.