Slip-and Trip-and-Fall Claims: How KMSC Can Help
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Slip- and trip-and-fall incidents are a significant subset of personal injury law. These accidents occur when an individual slips or trips due to a hazardous condition either inside a building, such as a slippery floor, or outside, like an uneven sidewalk or icy conditions. However, experiencing a fall on someone else’s property doesn’t automatically render the owner liable. The complexities of establishing liability require an understanding of the relevant law.
Liability – Figuring Out Who’s at Fault When a Slip-and-Trip-and-Fall Has Happened
In both slip and trip fall cases, liability is determined based on ‘negligence’. To hold another party accountable for your injuries, it is necessary to prove that they were negligent in their duty to maintain a safe environment. This involves demonstrating that:
- The property owner or an employee caused the dangerous condition (such as leaving a floor wet or not repairing a broken sidewalk).
- The property owner or an employee knew about the dangerous condition but did nothing to rectify it.
- The property owner or an employee should have known about the dangerous condition because a “reasonable” person taking care of the property would have discovered and fixed it.
Each of these points requires substantial evidence, which can be challenging to gather and present, especially when up against seasoned insurance companies and their legal counsel.
How KMSC Law Can Assist with Your Trip- or Slip-and-Fall Case
The Personal Injury Team at KMSC Law is well-suited to assist with your trip- or slip-and-fall case.
- Mastery of Personal Injury Law
Slip-and-trip fall cases belong to the specialized field of personal injury law, which has its own rules and practices. The lawyers at KMSC have expertise in this area and understand the nuances of applicable laws such as the statute of limitations, comparative negligence rules, and premises liability statutes. We also understand what evidence is needed to support your claim and how to obtain such evidence.
- Proficiency in Negotiation
Most slip-and-trip fall cases are resolved outside the courtroom, primarily through negotiation with the responsible party’s insurer. These insurance companies employ experienced negotiators and legal counsel aiming to settle your claim for the least amount possible. The personal injury lawyers at KMSC Law will level the playing field, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
- Objective and Professional Guidance
Dealing with the aftermath of a slip-or-trip fall accident can be overwhelming. You may be battling physical pain, emotional distress, and mounting medical bills, which can cloud your judgment. Our team can provide objectivity and professional guidance based on years of experience and a deep understanding of the law.
The legal complexities and emotional challenges involved in a slip- or trip-and-fall make self-representation a daunting task. The Personal Injury Team at KMSC Law has a great deal of experience in these claims and will use that experience to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Every case is unique, and it is vital to seek advice from a professional who can provide guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.