Slip & Fall Lawyer
Did you suffer severe injuries in a slip-and-fall accident? You could be entitled to financial compensation. Call a slip-and-fall lawyer to learn more.
Slip-and-fall injuries can have a debilitating impact on your life. It is not uncommon for slip-and-fall victims to suffer from back injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones and fractures, and traumatic brain damage, among other injuries. With injuries this severe, it’s no surprise that your life has been turned upside down by your slip-and-fall accident.
Now it’s time to take back control of your life. An experienced slip-and-fall lawyer at Monge & Associates wants to help you through this challenging time. If we are able to take on your case, our personal injury lawyers will help you figure out who is at fault so you can get the most out of your claim.
Continue reading to learn more about who could be at fault for your slip-and-fall accident and how the state’s open-and-obvious statute could affect your injury settlement.
Fault for Slip-and-Fall Injuries
In most slip-and-fall accidents that go to court, the owner of the property where you fell would be found culpable for your injuries. Property owners have a duty to maintain the safety of their property for their guests, and when they fail to uphold this obligation, they can be held accountable.
But slip-and-fall accidents are only on the property owner if the injured party was a guest. If they were trespassing or committing a crime, the injured party likely won’t be able to recover compensation.
It is also possible that you could share fault for the accident. But even if this is the case, you’re in luck. Most states are modified comparative negligence states. This means that if you share fault, you can still be awarded compensation for your suffering.
But this is only true if you are less than fifty percent at fault. You can also expect your award to be reduced by your portion of fault under the states modified comparative fault statute.
Open-and-obvious statutes could have a serious impact on your premises liability claim. Under the law, guests have a duty to maintain their own reasonable care when on someone else’s property. This means that you are partially responsible for keeping yourself safe.
If there are hazards that are obvious and would be noticed by most other people, you may not be able to prove that the property owner was negligent in their obligation to you.
Many property owners will protect themselves by posting warning signs near potential hazards. One example is restaurants that use bright yellow “Wet Floor” signs to warn patrons of a potential slip-and-fall hazard.
Get in Touch with our Slip-and-Fall Lawyers
When you have suffered devastating injuries in a slip-and-fall accident, you may have grounds for a civil claim against the owner of the property where you fell.
Contact our slip-and-fall lawyer at Monge & Associates to discuss your potential civil claim. Schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation when you fill out the quick contact form below or call our office at 800-421-0174.