When accidents happen, victims suffer

In the case of a slip and fall accident, the victim is injured due to a slip, fall, or trip on the property of another or on public property. This can be due to many things, including:
  • Slippery or wet surfaces
  • Uneven surface transitions on flooring or pavement
  • Ground hazard and debris
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Inadequate handrails
  • Construction debris
  • Weather conditions
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Parks
  • Swimming pools

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents account for over one million hospital emergency room visits. If you have been the victim of an accident on private or public property due to another’s negligence or neglect, call the slip and fall lawyers at Marcelo Saenz Law Office. We have served the community since 1990 with caring and compassionate legal representation. We are passionate about representing the rights of the victim and making sure that they receive the legal representation and financial compensation they deserve. With Marcelo Saenz Law Office on your side, you can have peace of mind that your legal and financial rights are being protected.

The Responsibility Of Owners And Operators

Owners, operators, or managers of properties have a responsibility to keep that property maintained and safe. Failure to provide safe surroundings can expose owners and operators to liability claims. When an accident happens, that owner or operator may be found negligent and the victim may have a right to compensation for any medical expenses, lost wages, or even pain and suffering experienced.

Slip and fall accidents can result in many different injuries:

  • Hip injuries
  • Impact injuries from falling
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Head and traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage

These injuries can often be extensive and require a lengthy recovery period. They may also require special aids for walking assistance after an injury.

After a slip and fall injury, an insurance company may try to dismiss the seriousness of the accident. But the truth is, slip and fall accidents can be quite serious and is one of the leading causes of death among older people today.

Proving Negligence

Negligence must be proven after a slip and fall accident to attribute liability. In order to demonstrate negligence, the victim must prove that the owners, managers, or operators of the property had knowledge of the defect and did not take appropriate care to repair the defect. We use multiple investigative tools to prepare the facts of the claim speaking to witnesses, collecting evidence and obtaining video surveillance tapes. We work tirelessly on your behalf to assure that your rights are being protected after a slip and fall accident. In this way, we can help you recover:

  • Medical and hospital costs
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages and missed time from work
  • Pain and suffering.

One of the most important things to do after a slip and fall accident is to make every effort to preserve any evidence. This evidence will be crucial in proving fault. Photos and any other physical evidence, clothing, shoes, and anything that may have been broken or damaged are important as physical evidence. Get the personal information of any witnesses such as their full name, address, and all telephone numbers. Notify the management immediately and file an accident report. As in all accidents, your health and safety is your priority so seek medical attention immediately.

After a slip and fall accident resulting in an injury, one of the most important steps you can take is to contact a slip and fall lawyer. Your lawyer will know what to do in the way of documentation and filing the appropriate evidence in order to support your claim. Often, having a personal injury lawyer will improve your odds substantially of compensation after a slip and fall accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to a slip and fall accident, call the personal injury lawyers at Marcelo Saenz Law Office. We are dedicated to representing your rights and recovering the compensation you deserve. Call us today to see how we can represent your interests and protect your rights after an accident.