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Suing after a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Posted in Premises Liability on April 23, 2019

When you’re injured in a slip-and-fall accident, your recovery may be rough. You’re likely facing severe injuries, your expenses are growing, and you may not be sure who’s responsible for your suffering. You weren’t directly injured by someone, so it can be tough to act now for your compensation.

Suing after a slip-and-fall accident doesn’t have to be difficult, however. With a lawyer’s help, you may be able to focus on your recovery and fight for the full compensation you deserve. When you’re struggling with your claim, reach out for help getting the information you need to sue.

Who’s Responsible for a Slip-and-Fall?

When you’re injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you’ll first need to find the responsible party for the accident. They caused your suffering with their carelessness, so you’ll need to seek them out right away. FInding the right person can help you close your case even faster.

However, slip-and-fall cases can be a little confusing because the person who caused the accident may not be the person who’s financially liable for your injuries. For example, let’s say you slipped and fell in a store. An employee failed to put out a  “wet floor” sign, but they may not be financially responsible. Instead, their employer may be the liable party.

The property owner is typically responsible for injuries caused by serious negligence on their property. Since they own the property, it’s their responsibility to make sure it’s safe for the people invited onto that property. Because they have this responsibility, you may need to seek out compensation from them for your injuries.

Seeking Compensation for Your Damages

When you’re hurt, it can be tough to overcome the suffering you’ve experienced. You may even feel overwhelmed by the situation, which only makes recovery harder. Fortunately, your attorney can help you look over your damages and find the full worth of your claim.