Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries and when those accidents are caused by dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, injury victims may have a premises liability claim. Property owners and other people who are responsible for the property have a duty to maintain safe premises for visitors and guests.
Sometimes people think of slip and fall claims as frivolous, but the Pikeville slip and fall lawyers at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., know that these claims are anything but frivolous. In fact, falls are a leading cause of personal injury and death and when someone else’s negligence causes a slip and fall accident, they should be held accountable.
Property owners are responsible for maintaining their property and keeping it free of dangerous conditions and hazards that could lead to injured guests and visitors. In most slip and fall cases, the defendant raises the comparative negligence defense alleging that the plaintiff’s negligence caused the accident and injuries. These cases then come down to whether the property owner or visitor was in a better position to avoid the injury.
Proving your injury claim will begin with conducting an investigation and collecting evidence to build a solid case. The majority of slip and fall claims involve insurance companies for the defendants and our attorneys are skilled negotiators. Insurance companies want to avoid expensive litigation and when they are faced with defending a solid plaintiff’s case, they are often much more generous with settlement offers and negotiations. When insurance companies are unreasonable in their negotiations, our attorneys are not afraid to go to trial when it is in their clients’ best interests.
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and frequently happen at homes belonging to friends and acquaintances, places of business and retail, at work, at school, and on public property. Common dangerous conditions leading to slip and fall accidents include the following:
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, contact a Pikeville slip and fall attorney at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C,. to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss the facts of your claim and your resulting injuries and damages. Financial compensation for your claim may cover medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages due to being unable to work, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys will work to see that you and your family get the compensation that you deserve.