Hazleton personal injury attorneys at the Slusser Law Firm have handled many slip-and-fall cases with skill, experience and compassion.
Each year, thousands of people are the victim of slip-and-fall accidents, but all falls are different.
Both the property owner as well as the injured person can be held to varying degrees of responsibility for an injury. The property owner has a responsibility to keep his or her property safe. Each person has a duty to watch where he or she is going. There are also other factors, including things that have fallen or have been spilled onto surfaces.
Cases might seem clear-cut, but there are many complicating factors, including negligence and liability. Why were you on the property? Were you invited? Were you just passing through? Did the property owner know a dangerous condition existed? For how long? Did the property owner try to correct the condition? Who owns the property? Are there any hidden ownership entities? What happens to my job while I’m injured?
If you have been injured on someone else's property due to the fault of another and are considering filing a claim against the responsible party or parties, contact a slip-and-fall attorney at the Slusser Law Firm as soon as possible.
First, there is a "statute of limitations," which limits the amount of time to bring a personal injury claim. The statute of limitations is usually shorter for injuries sustained on public property. If you do not give the appropriate notice or bring your legal action within that statute of limitations, you might lose your ability to seek reparations for your injuries.
That’s why it is very important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you are hurt. Make sure your rights are fully protected.
An attorney from the Slusser Law Firm can provide a competent assessment of your claim. Your slip-and-fall attorney will deal with the landowner and insurance carriers. The Slusser Law Firm can also locate experts to help in the evaluation and presentation of your case (if it goes to trial).
Ideally, an accident report should be completed at the time of the incident. The report should note what happened, who witnessed the accident and the conditions that caused the fall, and any other relevant information, such as lighting conditions, weather, etc.
Notify your insurance provider. Most require that they be notified of any potential claim within a few days of an incident.
Try to collect or have someone collect the names of any witnesses. Document conditions of the scene when the incident occurred.
Most importantly, contact the Slusser Law Firm, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and an attorney will return your call within one hour to discuss your potential case.
If you or anyone you know needs a personal injury attorney, please call the Slusser Law Firm's Hazleton office today.