Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents Overview
“Slip, trip and fall” is a name for situations where a person is injured by slipping or tripping and falling due to a dangerous or unreasonable condition on the premises. The fall can happen inside or outside of the property, and conditions such as a wet floor, bad flooring, poorly lit steps, a slippery sidewalk, a weather related situation, escalator, elevator, swimming pool or any hidden hazards can cause the accident.
Slip, trip and fall accidents are by far the most common type of premises liability cases in which property owners and businesses have a duty to provide a safe environment for people on their property. Accidents can result in death or serious injuries such as broken bones, amputation, traumatic brain injury, neck & back injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
Hazardous conditions related to premises liability claims include:
- Uncleaned snow
- Rotted floors or steps
- Clear ice
- Improperly secured mats and rugs
- Hidden drop-offs
- Pot holes
- Substances or water on floors
- Electrical cords
A property owner may be liable for the injury of a visiting person under the following circumstances:
If there is a failure to maintain the property by the owner or owner creates a condition that may result in injury or damage to another’s property.
If the owner knows of a danger and is aware that others will come onto to his or her property, but does nothing to eliminate the hazard, erect barriers, or warn others of the condition
If the owner’s actions – or inactions – cause damage to his or her neighbors’ property
Do Not Rely On Insurance Companies
Do not accept any claim before you speak with an attorney. Many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments to persons involved in an accident. Insurance adjusters will contact you or your family shortly after an accident to try to gain your confidence. In doing so, insurance adjusters often try to present themselves as the friend of the injured person or the family of the person who was killed in an accident. The goal of such contact is to settle the case on terms as favorable as possible for the insurance company.
You Are Our Top Priority
Dennis and King are old fashion Chattanooga slip and fall lawyers who limit the number of cases we take so we can give top-flight personal service. We are not a big “settlement mill” that will merely process your case. We don’t push you off on a para-legal or unexperienced “associate”. We maintain a statewide reputation for the care we take with each of our clients. Experience the Dennis and King difference. Give us a call today at (423) 892-5533 or fill out our contact form.
Experience, expertise, and exceptional dedication to the needs of every client are the cornerstone of our reputation. Negligence causes many injuries, so it is imperative that anyone involved in an accident contact an experienced Chattanooga injury attorney. Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after you have been injured. The sooner you involve a Chattanooga personal injury attorney, the better we will be able to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address any other important factors.
- Medical reimbursement
- Payment for past and future income loss
- Full compensation for pain and suffering
- Peace of mind in knowing experienced Chattanooga personal injury lawyers are protecting your financial interests.
We Are There For You
- Same day, evening and weekend appointments
- Home and hospital visits for the severely injured
- Never a fee until we receive a settlement for you
- We will go to trial if a fair settlement is not obtained
- Serving Georgia and Tennessee