What Counts as a Slip and Fall Incident?

Accidents happen. When those accidents occur on other people’s property and result in injuries, what are your legal rights? How do you go about filing a slip and fall claim? This is where a knowledgeable personal injury attorney comes in.

Whether you are looking to gather an insurance settlement or filing a personal injury claim, there is one main issue — liability. Who is responsible for your accident? Was the owner of the property negligent?

Let the knowledgeable lawyers at Erjavec Injury Law guide you through the legal process to cover your recovery costs and medical bills

What Is a Slip and Fall Incident?

A slip and fall incident is a specific type of personal injury case that falls under the “Premises Liability” umbrella. Anyone who has been injured while on someone else’s property can file a slip and fall claim with the help of a personal injury attorney.

Whether the accident occurs indoors or outdoors due to uneven flooring, spills, insufficient lighting, slippery stairs, or the like, when an injury occurs it is commonly called a “slip and fall” incident.

What Can Personal Injury Attorneys Do to Help?

When you retain a personal injury lawyer, your goal is to prove that the property owner failed to ensure the safety of visitors on their premises. If your claim is successful, the damages can help cover your medical bills or lost wages if you were unable to work due to the accident.

Investigation and Information Gathering

The first step of a slip and fall claim is to ask questions and gather information. Your lawyer will interview witnesses, examine security footage, and review documents to answer questions such as:

● Who may be potentially liable?
● Was the property owner negligent?
● Could the fall have been prevented?

These are just a few questions asked when proving negligence — the thorough injury lawyers at Erjavec Injury Law will investigate and ask many more questions before filing your slip and fall claim.

Proving Liability

To be held negligent, a property owner must have failed to prevent the accident. If you find that another party can be held liable, your next step is proving that the accident could have been prevented. Successful slip and fall claims prove one of the following:

• The property owner caused the hazardous circumstances.

• The property owner failed to identify and correct hazardous circumstances.
• The hazardous circumstance existed for such length of time that the court can rule the property owner should have found and corrected it.

Preventable hazardous conditions include:
• Uneven walkways
• Wet floors without proper signs
• Obstructions in walking paths
• Narrow, poorly-lit stairwells
• And more

Erjavec Injury Law: Experienced Slip and Fall Attorneys

Don’t leave your personal injury claim up to chance. Partner with the experienced personal injury attorneys of Erjavec Injury Law. Located in Lakewood Ranch, FL, Erjavec Injury Law has represented thousands of individuals throughout the Sunshine State.

If you find yourself asking about your legal rights after an accident, give Erjavec Injury Law a call at 941-907-1133 or visit our website to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.