Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. Grocery stores, government buildings, shopping malls, restaurants, and hotels are the most common slip and fall accident sites. A slip and fall accident can often cause serious or permanent injuries, such as traumatic brain injury or severe fractures that leave you with persistent pain. Slip and fall cases can be difficult to litigate because property owners will typically try to argue that you were at fault due to your own negligence or clumsiness.
A slip and fall injury lawyer has experience dealing with property owners and their insurance companies in cases such as these. Even though these types of cases can be difficult to prove, an attorney will help you to demonstrate that the at-fault party neglected to keep their property safe, leading to your accident.
Ali Awad, more famously known as the CEO Lawyer, is the founder and managing attorney of one of the fastest-growing law firms in the United States. In just three short years, Awad took a small firm to an eight-figure business. His team of competent personal injury lawyers has taken on significant cases and won their client’s top settlement offers from insurance companies.
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. While a slight slip may not seem like a real hazard, serious injuries can occur, such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord damage. In fact, slip and fall accidents can leave you with a permanent disability. The medical costs associated with rehabilitation can quickly create a significant financial burden.
However, if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you are entitled to compensation from the at-fault party to compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Property owners have a duty to protect visitors that come onto their premises, but they sometimes neglect these duties, and accidents happen. Some of the most common types of slip and fall accidents are caused by:
Wet or slippery floors. Whether caused by a spill that someone failed to clean, a leaky pipe, rain, snow, or surfaces that are naturally slippery, such as glass or polished stone floors.
Uneven or unstable surfaces. Businesses are required to keep walkways safe and secure for visitors. Uneven brick or concrete surfaces, broken tiles, or even holes are tripping hazards that can lead to accidents.
Cluttered, disorderly, or poorly lit walkways and hallways. If a business fails to maintain a neat and orderly appearance, clutter can quickly become a hazard that causes someone to trip and fall.
Dangerous staircases and ramps. If staircases and ramps are not maintained properly, such as broken or loose boards, it can create a tripping hazard.
These are the most common causes of slips and fall accidents. Business owners and property managers should always take the utmost care in keeping their establishments safe and well-lit for visitors.
If you have been injured at any of these types of businesses, you should consult with a personal injury attorney regarding your accident. Businesses and property managers are required to carry insurance to cover them in cases such as this. Even if you aren’t sure if your claim is applicable, call Ali Awad for a no-obligation consultation of your case.
Slip and Fall in the Workplace
Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and account for the highest rate of occupational injury for people over the age of 50. Certain industries are more prone to accidents than others. The manufacturing industry, transportation industry, construction industry, and industries involving the use of a warehouse are the most common places where accidents occur.
The most dangerous workplace injury is falling. In 2019 alone, 880 workers lost their lives due to a fall at work. On top of that, nearly 250,000 people were injured so badly in a work-related fall that they had to take time off of work.
Due to the fact that work-related falls are one of the most common on-the-job injuries, workers need a plan before participating in hazardous activities that could lead to a deadly or debilitating fall. Here are some safety tips that should always be followed:
Ensure that all staff are properly trained on how to use workplace equipment
Before beginning your work, scan the setting for potential hazards
Always use the correct tools for the job and use them as they are intended to be used
If using a ladder, ensure the ladder is firmly footed on a flat surface and never lean the ladder against an unstable wall or surface
If using a ladder, wear slip-resistant shoes and refrain from leaning or reaching while on the ladder
Ensure that someone is always supporting the bottom of a ladder while it is in use.
If you are injured due to a slip and fall in the workplace, you should consult with a slip and fall accident attorney as soon as possible. There are many factors that can affect your claim. A personal injury attorney can help you sort out the details of your case and develop a winning working compensation strategy.
How Can a Slip and Fall Lawyer Help Me
A personal injury attorney with experience handling slip and fall cases can be a valuable asset in maximizing the value of your claim. Ali Awad, the CEO Lawyer, works on a contingency basis, which means that you will not have to pay any fees upfront, and your attorney will get paid when you get paid.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, your attorney can help you develop a winning legal strategy to maximize your injury compensation.
First, your attorney will listen to the details of your case and begin to gather the information that will serve as evidence in your claim. They will ask questions, like:
Where did the slip and fall accident occur?
What caused you to trip, slip, or fall? Did you see this hazard prior to your accident?
Did anyone come to help you after the fall?
Were you injured?
What type of injuries did you sustain, and are they serious?
Did you seek medical treatment, and can you provide documentation of your injuries?
How did you leave the area of the accident? In other words, did you leave by ambulance?
Are you aware of any security surveillance that could have captured the accident?
Were there witnesses to the accident?
Have you ever visited this establishment before?
What type of health insurance do you have, if any?
What type of impact have these injuries had on your life? In other words, have you lost wages or time from work? Are you experiencing pain and suffering? Do you have any ongoing medical costs due to the accident?
These are just some of the questions your slip and fall accident attorney will ask in order to establish the facts of the case. Your attorney may even revisit the scene of the accident to ascertain whether or not there is security footage of the event and talk to any employees that may have witnessed your fall.
Next, your attorney will establish negligence in order to prove your claim. Negligence is explored in detail in the section below. After the fact of negligence has been determined, your attorney will calculate damages and determine how much compensation you should ask for in your settlement. You can recover compensation for your medical bills and injuries, lost wages and loss of earning capacity, property damages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
Most personal injury claims are settled outside of court. But, it is important to remember that insurance companies are also businesses. They will offer you the lowest possible settlement amount to try to close out your claim. Once you have accepted an insurance company’s offer, you cannot pursue your case further. This is why you want an experienced attorney to review your offer and ensure that you are receiving a fair settlement for your injuries, damages, and pain and suffering.
An experienced attorney, like the CEO Lawyer, knows how insurance companies operate and will not settle for a lowball offer. Ali Awad is not afraid to reject a lowball offer and take the insurance company to court.
How Does a Slip and Fall Attorney Establish Negligence?
Through their questionnaire and further research into the scene of the accident, your attorney will be attempting to prove negligence on behalf of the business owner or property manager.
Proving negligence is one of the most difficult and important parts of your slip and fall case. Your attorney is tasked with proving four elements that will establish negligence on the part of the business owner or property manager.
Your attorney must demonstrate that the business owner, property manager, or landlord had a duty of care to protect you from unsafe or hazardous conditions.
They must then prove that that duty was breached and an injury resulted.
It must be clearly demonstrated that it was the breach of duty that contributed to your injury and any resulting damages. In other words, if they had corrected the problem or put established safeguards, no one would have gotten hurt.
Finally, your attorney must prove that damages ensued from the accident and the property owner or business owner is responsible for compensating you for those damages.
One of the most important parts of establishing negligence is proving that there was a duty of care that was violated. The duty of care depends on the type of visitor to the establishment, so definitions are critical.
Someone who has been granted permission to be on the property is an “invitee” and owed a duty of care.
A person who has a right to be on the premises for commercial or other purposes, such as a salesman or a contractor, is a “licensee” and also owed a duty of care.
A person who was not invited and has no official business to be there is a “trespasser” and is not owed a duty of care. However, in some states and in some unique situations, even a trespasser has some rights to financial recovery.
The Slip and Fall Accident Attorney You Can Depend On
Slip and fall cases can be tricky to navigate and difficult to litigate if you don’t have experience. Some people try to handle their personal injury claims alone, but history has shown that those without representation often fail to make it through the process without having their case dismissed or lose out on a top settlement offer because they aren’t aware of the insurance companies tricks.
This is why you want to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who has settled slip and fall cases before. Your attorney will handle all of the legal paperwork and communication with the insurance company so that you can focus on your recovery.
Ali Awad, the “CEO Lawyer,” understands the best approach to seeking the compensation you need during these tough times in your life. Filing an injury claim is not something any of us want to go through, but when it happens, you want someone savvy and focused on the numbers on your side.
Followed by millions on social media, attorney Ali Awad knows how to bring legal power to the people, and he knows the factors to focus on to get results. Few people have the legal knowledge to aggressively pursue their own claim, but with the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm in their corner, they can go toe-to-toe with big insurance companies. For a no-obligation, free consultation of your case, call the CEO Lawyer at (833) 254-2923.
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Frequently Asked Questions
After a personal injury, you're bound to have legal questions. The CEO Lawyer Ali Awad can provide you with answers to these questions, just as he's given answers to his millions of curious social media followers. Take a look at some of the most common personal injury law questions for general information, and then reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys for specific guidance on your case!
To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
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Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.
What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney?
During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process.
Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today.
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