PROPERTY OWNERS CAN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR SLIP-AND-FALL ACCIDENTS
When you walk into a store, hotel or other building, you should not have to anticipate dangerous conditions. Slips on slippery surfaces or poorly maintained steps can not only surprise you but also lead to serious injuries.
Property owners and managers have a responsibility to keep their floors, stairs and walkways reasonably safe. If you have been seriously injured after falling on someone else’s property, you may be able to seek compensation in a premises liability case. Do not wait too long to consult with an attorney; the statute of limitations in these cases is only one year.
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Monohan & Blankenship are passionate about helping people who have been hurt by someone else’s negligence. We can help you understand your rights and options under the law and advocate for you in and out of the courtroom. Our team takes a collaborative approach to each case, giving clients the full benefit of our more than 100 years of collective experience.
What To Do After A Fall
Police reports are uncommon after slip-and-fall accidents. A store manager or property owner may make a record of the incident, but this is not likely to be an unbiased account. Because of this, it is especially important for you to record what happened as much as you can. If you can, take photos of where you fell, especially any spilled liquids, broken steps or other hazards. If anyone saw what happened, see if you can get their contact information. It is also a good idea to write down what you remember happening as soon as possible.
As with any serious injury, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Be sure to explain to your doctor in detail what caused your injury.
Call Us For A Free Consultation
To discuss your situation with an attorney, please call us at 859-795-4243 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We offer free consultations for prospective personal injury clients. Our office is in Florence, and we work with clients throughout Northern Kentucky and Ohio.