If you or a loved one got a serious injury in a slip and fall accident, you might be entitled to compensation. A Columbus slip and fall accident lawyer may be able to help you.
The sudden shock of an unexpected fall can leave you with life-changing injuries. The severity of your injuries might leave you unable to work as your medical expenses continue to mount.
No one should pay out of pocket for injuries that occurred due to another person’s negligence. If a negligent property owner is responsible for your injuries, they may be held liable for your damages. At Bressman Law, we fight for your right to compensation. Call us now for a free case evaluation at (614) 538-1116.
A Property Owner May Be Held Liable for Your Slip and Fall Injuries
Accepting an invitation to visit someone’s property should not drastically change a person’s life. One might rightfully assume that the property owner has done all they could reasonably do to protect you from harm.
Still, a slip and fall injury can happen in a second. The following types of situations may contribute to a fall:
- Cords across floors: This can apply to extension cords, wires, or cables used to operate equipment.
- Wet floors: This may be a result of a leaking roof, spilled drink, or recently mopped floors with no warning signs in place.
- Poorly maintained parking lots: Other risk factors include unsafe walking surfaces and limited or no lighting.
- Stairwells: Stairwells with no handrail can be dangerous for guests.
- Torn carpet: Carpet that is frayed or worn may become a trip hazard.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of brain injuries. Striking your head against a hard service can impact your normal brain function, disrupting your thinking and motor skills. It can also impact behavior and sensation.
If you experienced a serious slip and fall injury due to a property owner’s negligence, contact a Columbus slip and fall accident lawyer today. At Bressman Law, we fight for the compensation our clients need and the justice they seek. Call for a free case evaluation at (614) 538-1116.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall accident attorney in Columbus, call (614) 538-1116
How to Help Your Case
Police respond to slip and fall accidents to fill out a report and speak to witnesses, but it could be hours after the accident occurred when they arrive at the scene. A store manager is typically required to complete an incident report for store records and the store’s insurance company. Obtaining a copy of both of these reports may be helpful for your case.
Accident scene photos and videos are also helpful types of evidence. Contact information for witnesses is valuable to your personal injury lawyer. These and other types of evidence can help a member of our team determine if you have a personal injury case and, if so, who might be held liable for your injuries.
If an insurance company contacts you and wants to settle your case quickly, it is advised that you do not speak with them. By refusing to speak to them, you protect yourself from accepting less than you are entitled to collect and from them trying to blame you for your fall.
Refer insurance companies to your lawyer instead. At Bressman Law, we know how to handle insurance companies, and we will firmly negotiate for a fair settlement. If necessary, we are ready to go to trial.
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If you lost a loved one due to a slip and fall injury that was no fault of their own, we may help you. You may be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit.
The laws concerning wrongful death are quite complex. During your time of grief, you may want to choose to leave the details of your case in our hands.
We understand that no amount of financial compensation can replace your loss. It can, however, perhaps serve as a form of justice on behalf of your loved one. While each case is different, the types of compensation that may be awarded in a wrongful death case include:
- Final medical expenses for your loved one
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of potential future earnings
- Loss of companionship
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the cost of the funeral alone can cost you thousands of dollars because of several service fees, merchandise, and cash advances. If you lost a loved one due to a tragic slip and fall accident, take action. Your civil case might prevent the same tragedy from happening to someone else.
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A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere at any time. From a neighborhood cookout to a shopping mall, property neglect and negligence can cause someone to slip and fall.
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in Ohio is generally two years. Twenty-four months is not very long when you are dealing with your injuries or your loss.
Let a Columbus slip and fall accident lawyer from Bressman Law start to work on your case today. We need time to carefully review evidence associated with your slip and fall accident.
What happened to you or your loved one may not be fair, and you do not have to bear this burden alone. At Bressman Law, our clients find us helpful and supportive throughout the legal process. We are firm believers in strong communication with our clients, so a member of our team will keep you informed throughout your case.
If you or a loved one experienced a slip and fall accident that left you with serious injuries or resulted in death, fight for justice. The sad reality is that many slip and fall accidents are preventable. If your life changed forever simply because a property owner failed to repair a known problem, contact us at Bressman Law. We offer a free case evaluation, leaving you nothing to lose. Call us now at (614) 538-1116 and let us get started on possible compensation for you.