Slip and fall accidents are by far the most common premises liability cases. The law requires property owners to provide safe, secure, and properly maintained premises. Many slip and fall injuries are the result of hazardous conditions or negligence in places like parking lots, grocery stores, and gas stations. If you or a loved one has suffered a slip and fall injury, request a free case evaluation from Brown & Crouppen Law Firm. We can help you determine if your slip and fall case is due to unsafe conditions or property owner negligence. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning there’s no upfront cost to you — we only get paid if you win.
Common causes for slip and fall cases include:
- slippery conditions, including wet floors or improper ice and snow removal
- poorly maintained property
- poor lighting
- improperly placed rugs, furniture, or fixtures
- faulty or missing handrails
- missing warning signs
These dangerous conditions can result in serious injuries, such as:
- broken bones
- spinal cord injuries
- head injuries such as concussions or traumatic brain injuries
- wrongful death
Victims of slip and fall accidents and their loved ones often have multiple concerns, such as:
- loss of income
- medical bills, including emergency room visits and physical therapy
- reduced mobility
- pain and suffering
Our Slip and Fall Lawyers Have the Experience You Need
If you are a victim of a slip and fall accident, recovery is often your primary concern – as it should be – but your rights as an accident victim may be left unprotected, or worse, ignored altogether. Our slip and fall attorneys understand the important differences between a premises liability case and other personal injury cases, like car accidents. We want to provide you with the care and legal advice you need in your slip and fall case.
One of the biggest differences is the amount of fraud in slip and fall injury claims. The National Insurance Crime Bureau closely scrutinizes slip and falls at businesses for fraud. This started after a rise in fraudulent claims in slip and fall cases. Unfortunately, this means that the insurance company may treat you like a criminal who is out to defraud them, instead of a slip and fall victim who needs to be compensated.
A Law Firm with Inside Knowledge of the Insurance Industry
Many of our highly experienced slip and fall attorneys started their careers working for insurance companies on behalf of property owners. They understand how premises liability cases are handled and how personal injury claims are processed. They know how insurance companies give low initial settlement offers that may not even cover your medical expenses, and they know where to look for additional insurance coverage that can provide maximum compensation in your slip and fall accident case.
It All Starts with a Free Case Evaluation from the Slip and Fall Attorneys at Brown & Crouppen
Our slip and fall accident law firm is one of the highest rated law firms in the Midwest. At Brown & Crouppen, all of our slip and fall lawyers share the same goal – to get justice for people who have been injured. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a slip and fall accident, get help from an attorney at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm. Getting started with your slip and fall case is easy. You can call us at 888-802-8156 for a free consultation, or tell us about your case with our free case evaluation form. And remember, there’s no upfront cost to you — if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
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At Brown & Crouppen, our lawyers provide legal representation for all slip and fall cases including those that resulted in broken bokes, sprains, or catastrophic injuries. Call our law firm to tell us about the accident and find out if you have a case.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What indicators suggest that someone should hire a slip and fall lawyer?
Suppose someone is injured on another’s property or public property, and it is because there was a defective condition or a wet or slippery substance that caused the slip and fall. In that case, it is worth considering if an attorney is needed.
Do all slip and falls qualify for a case, or is there specific criteria?
There is an incorrect perception of frivolous lawsuits being a pervasive problem in today’s society. However, personal injury lawsuits and claims can only be filed under a very strict set of circumstances. Slip and fall cases are no exception. First, a person who slips and falls on another’s property must prove there was a defect on the property. Examples of some defects that commonly cause slip and fall accidents include:
- spilled liquids
- leaking air conditioners
- broken pipes
- unnaturally accumulated or cleaned ice that has caused the ground, floor, sidewalk, or parking lot to become unsafe
Next, an injured person must prove the property owner or person responsible for keeping the property safe, knew or could have known about the slippery area and/or dangerous condition in time to fix it, warn others about it, or blockade it.
Finally, the slip and fall must result in an injury. Even if the above criteria are met, it is unlikely a claim can be made if someone does not have an injury.
Is there a difference if someone slips and falls at work versus a fall on one’s own time?
Sometimes someone may experience a slip and fall injury while working on the job. In that situation, there are two central questions:
- Does the worker’s job provide workers’ compensation?
- Is the slip and fall the result of the employer’s negligence or the negligence of a third party? For example, a person at work slips and falls on water from a broken pipe in the hallway of a common area of an office building.
The second question is critical to the inquiry. If the slip and fall were the employer’s fault, then a workers’ compensation claim may be the exclusive remedy available to the injured person. On the other hand, if another third party was at fault (like in the above example), the injured person may pursue both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party claim against the building owner for their responsibility.
In either situation, it is prudent to consult with an attorney. An attorney can assist in distinguishing between the types of claims that can be pursued, and workers’ compensation may need to be paid back out of any third-party recovery.
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