Slip & Fall injuries are as they sound; an injury sustained from falling or slipping outside or inside a piece of property or building. As simple as they are to define, they are not as easy to litigate. It takes a capable, experienced attorney to handle these types of cases. In his 33 year career as a Personal Injury attorney, Jeffrey S. Wasserman, P.C., has successfully tried many such suits, which fall under the “umbrella” of Personal Injury.
Slip & Fall accidents usually occur on property (premises) owned or maintained by someone else, and the property owner may be held legally responsible. These types of cases are also referred to as “premises liability claims.” It is not the slipping or falling which must be proven, but rather, landlord/owner/municipality responsibility.
The difficulty lies in many aspects of the Slip & Fall case. Proving that the landlord had knowledge of the hazard and ignored resolution, is one reason these cases are difficult. Not too difficult for Jeffrey S. Wasserman, P.C.,. If he determines you have a good case, he will fight to see you through to a settlement. Pursing a Slip & Fall case takes careful preparation with proper evidential backup.
There are many dangerous conditions such as torn carpeting, changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs, or a wet floor that can cause someone to slip and be injured. A Slip and Fall injury may also occur if someone trips on a broken or cracked public sidewalk, or falls down a flight of stairs. When someone slips or falls outdoors because of rain, ice, snow or a hidden hazard, such as a pothole, and is injured, a Slip and Fall injury has occurred.
None of these aspects of your possible law suit can be properly assessed by you, and a call to our office should be made as soon as possible after getting medical attention. This is what we do, and we would welcome the chance to help you determine your rights. We work for you.
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