Did you recently slip and fall while out in public or at any establishment? Maybe you slipped while walking out of a restaurant or while walking through a snowy parking lot? If you or someone you know received an injury or even died from slipping and falling there is a good chance you are eligible...
Did you recently slip and fall while out in public or at any establishment?
Maybe you slipped while walking out of a restaurant or while walking through a snowy parking lot?
If you or someone you know received an injury or even died from slipping and falling there is a good chance you are eligible for compensation. Most people simply think that falling is their own clumsiness, but business owners are often liable for these damages. Property owners and sometimes the government is being negligent if they don't make walkways safe for people to move around.
So are you eligible to collect damages if you slipped and fell? Let's go over the areas to look at before contacting a lawyer.
It's common that people received brain damage and die when they slip and fall, especially for older people. If you know someone who fell down and then died you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Do not let the grieving process get in the way of justice. Someone is probably liable for the death, and it's important to contact a lawyer and get things paid for. Document where the person slipped and see if you can find any problems that could cause someone to fall. Bring this into your lawyer and try to get compensation.
Let's say you were walking in a parking lot while leaving the movie theater and you slipped on a patch of ice. You go to the doctor to get stitched up and you move on with your life. Most people do not realize that the movie theater has a responsibility to put salt down in their parking lot to protect customers from ice. If you have to pay for any medical bills because you slipped and fell on someone's property then you can contact a lawyer to see if your medical expenses can be covered by the property owner.
If you slip and fall in front of your own home then you probably do not have a case, but if you slip and fall when walking around in a restaurant or while in a parking lot you should contact a lawyer. Business and property owners have a responsibility to keep their property slip-free. If it snows outside and you don't shovel your driveway you might get sued if someone slips on your property. If there is grease on the floor of your restaurant and someone falls, you might be paying their medical bills.
Now it's your turn. Drop us a line in the comments section, and tell us if you ever slipped and fell and didn't go to a lawyer after. If you received compensation for slipping and falling tell us how you did it.