Slip & Fall Injuries: Get Legal Support Now

Experience injuries from slips and falls? These accidents happen anywhere – from sidewalks to stores. Our legal team specializes in slip-and-fall claims, ensuring negligent property owners are held accountable. Get the compensation you deserve today.

Expert Guidance for Slip & Fall Cases

Everything You Need To Know

Did you fall and acquire an injury that requires medical care?

Slip Fall Injuries happen at work, in stores, in homes, on sidewalks and parking lots, and in a wide variety of other public and private locations.

Experienced Legal Counsel For Slip-And-Fall Claims

The legal team at The Law Office of Christopher Jackson knows that many of these accidents could have been avoided if proper safety measures had been taken. A property owner has a responsibility to maintain a safe environment.

Our law firm has been representing clients injured in slip-and-fall accidents since 2005, and we have recovered millions of dollars for injured victims. We believe that the negligent property owners should be held accountable for the losses they cause.

 

Recovering Compensation For a Slip-And-Fall Injury

When a slip and fall occurs, the costs of medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain, and suffering, and other damages can be very high. In the event that a slip and fall lead to death, the costs may be even higher as a family is left without the companionship, love, and financial support that their loved one was providing.

Our slip-and-fall attorneys can assist injured victims in recovering compensation after a slip-and-fall injury has occurred. The financial burden is on the injured victim (or his surviving family members) to prove that the premises owner or person responsible for the premises should be held liable for the injury.

Get The Help You Need

Did you slip and fall and now need a lawyer in Cincinnati, Ohio, or Covington, Kentucky?

If you have suffered financially from lost wages, medical expenses, or other damages, we can work to make sure you get the maximum compensation you are owed.

The personal injury attorneys at our reputable law practice are here to answer your questions about fall accidents. We can represent you and ensure you have the proof you need to make your slip-and-fall case.

Call us at 859-261-1111 or toll-free at 888-811-3247, or send an email inquiry today.

Slip and Fall Injury FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Slip-And-Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents can become complex premises liability cases. It is important that you have an experienced legal advocate on your side to see a case through the system if you are seriously hurt and have medical bills.

Explore common questions and answers that we often hear at The Law Office of Christopher Jackson.

Where do slips and falls typically occur?

The following are common places where people are sometimes injured when they slip or trip and fall on floors, stairs, and other surface types:

  • Homes: Uneven or icy sidewalks and stairs needing repair can cause private home falls.
  • Places of employment: Numerous workman’s comp claims are due to falls in parking lots that may not be well lit or have icy surfaces.
  • Construction sites: Cluttered materials, equipment left out and slick floors from drips can cause falls and workman’s comp cases.

Other places where falls take place include:

  • Public property
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Manufacturing and service buildings
  • Apartment complexes
  • Sports arenas
  • Public parks
  • Nursing homes
  • Retail and foodservice establishments

I fell at a store; what should I do?

If you fell at a store or restaurant, follow these points:

  • Report your fall to the manager or owner.
  • Get the details of the incident in writing and ask the manager or owner for a copy before you leave.
  • Document specifics, the location you fell, and obtain witness contact information.
  • Limit your discussion with the owner or manager.
  • Contact an attorney immediately.

What do store safety standards and prevention have to do with my slip-and-fall case?

Under the law, property owners/occupiers have an obligation to their visitors or patrons to make sure that the property is reasonably safe. The nature of this obligation is based on the reason for the injured person being on the property. Store and restaurant owners must ensure their safety by regularly checking the store for any potential hazards and by correcting them or warning guests of the danger.

What should I do if I fell on a friend’s patio? I don’t want to sue her/him.

One of the responsibilities of homeownership is to obtain home insurance. It is required to protect your assets and should cover medical costs if someone falls on your property. A common misunderstanding with a slip and fall is that the property owner pays for your medical expenses. In fact, it is the home insurance company that you will pursue compensation from.

I fell getting my driver’s license renewed. Is there anything special about public property?

Filing a claim against a government agency raises issues with governmental immunity. This is different than lawsuits filed against private parties. There are more complications. Talking to an experienced personal injury attorney is essential in these cases.

What are the common types of slip-and-fall accidents?

The most common reasons for slip-and-fall accidents include:

  • Broken railings
  • Wet and/or slippery floors
  • Overcrowded aisles at stores
  • Icy road or sidewalk surfaces, especially when black ice is present
  • Uneven pavement or surfaces
  • Torn carpets
  • Cracks or holes in the floor or ground
  • Exposed cables
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Potholes
  • Sudden dips or rises in the height of the pavement
  • Cracked pavement
  • Dirt, debris or other tripping hazards in a walking path

What are the most common slip-and-fall accidents and their causes?

In the whole variety of types of falls, a few specific types of accidents and causes stand out, including:

  • Trip-and-fall accidents where you encounter something unexpected in your path, like debris lying in a store aisle
  • Stump-and-fall accidents where your foot is moving and encounters an impediment that prevents you from continuing your steps, such as a piece of torn carpet or a sticky point on the floor
  • Step-and-fall accidents where you step forward into something unexpected such as a dip in the pavement.
  • Slip-and-fall accidents where your center of gravity is not properly supported as your foot lands on the floor
  • Any type of slip and fall, trip and fall, stump and fall, or step and fall can be very dangerous. These are all classified as falls on the same level, as opposed to falls that occur when you topple from an elevation.
  • Approximately 60 percent of all slip-and-fall injuries that lead to compensation are falls on the same level, according to the NFSI.

What are the most typical slip-and-fall injuries?

Common types of slip-and-fall injuries include:

  • Broken bones: Many people who experience a fall will break their wrist as a result of using their hands to brace themselves as they fall. However, a variety of different bones in the body could suffer breaks, depending on how you land.
  • Hip fractures: Hip fractures are especially common — and especially devastating — among the elderly. Tragically, the NFSI indicates that a person aged 85 and over is between 10 and 15 times as likely as someone aged 60 to 65 to experience a hip fracture. NFSI also reports that half of all adults 65 and older who are hospitalized for a hip fracture are never able to live independently again.
  • Knee injuries: A torn ACL or other knee injuries are all potential results of a slip-and-fall accident.
  • Shoulder injuries: A torn rotator cuff is just one of several shoulder injuries that a person can experience as a result of a slip and fall.
  • Brain injuries: Brain injuries can range from a concussion to a serious and long-lasting case of traumatic brain injury. TBI can cause memory lapses, mood changes, cognitive impairment, fatigue, and other very serious health problems that you may never fully recover from.
  • Neck injuries: Neck injuries can range from whiplash to a broken neck. Whiplash occurs when the neck is thrust forward and then backward too quickly and/or too far, damaging the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, and joints) in the neck. A person may recover completely from whiplash or may have ongoing and painful symptoms.
  • Back injuries: Back injuries can include a slipped or herniated disc, vertebrae damage, soft tissue damage, or other issues. Back injuries often cause significant pain and can be difficult to treat.
  • Spinal cord injuries: A complete spinal cord injury can cause total paralysis, while an incomplete spinal cord injury resulting from a slip and fall can cause partial paralysis below the affected area.

How will hiring an attorney help me win my case?

To win your slip-and-fall case, you’ll need to establish what your status was. You’ll then need to prove that the property owner or occupier was more careless than they should have been. For example, you’ll need to show the store or property owner knew or should have known about the danger (had danger notice sign posted), had a chance to warn you or correct the problem, and failed to do so.

In order to recover compensation, it is also important that you show that you didn’t go into an obviously dangerous situation. If you did, you can be deprived of your right to make a claim.

Insurance companies know that proving the property owner had notice, and proving that the danger wasn’t open and obvious, can be difficult for injured fall victims, and they may be reluctant to offer a fair settlement. You may have to argue your case in court (where you’ll need to have solid evidence proving your case).

What questions will a lawyer ask when I discuss my case?

  • Did the landowner have “notice” of the dangerous condition?We need to prove that the landowner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition and failed to correct it.
  • Was the dangerous condition “open and obvious”? The insurance company for the landowner will often try to claim that the dangerous condition was “open and obvious” and that you should have avoided the alleged dangerous condition.

How Can You Maximize Slip and Fall Claim Outcome?

We can help find engineers and other expert witnesses. We can also help subpoena maintenance records and otherwise gather evidence that the property owner should be liable. We will work to negotiate a settlement when a fair resolution is possible out of court, and we are always ready to go to trial to represent you. Call us at 859-261-1111 or toll-free at 888-811-3247, or request a free review with our easy contact email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do slip-and-fall accidents typically occur?

Slip-and-fall accidents commonly occur in various settings, including homes, workplaces, construction sites, and public places like parks and retail establishments.

What should I do if I fall at a store or restaurant?

If you fall at a store or restaurant, it’s essential to report the incident to the manager or owner, document the details, obtain witness contact information, and limit discussion with the owner. Contacting an attorney immediately is advisable.

How can hiring an attorney help win my slip-and-fall case?

Hiring an attorney can help gather evidence, establish liability by proving negligence on the part of the property owner, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent your case in court if necessary.

What are the common types of slip-and-fall injuries?

Common slip-and-fall injuries include broken bones, hip fractures, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, and spinal cord injuries.