Billings Slip and Fall Injury
Most of us had or will definitely have slip, trip, and fall accident in our lives. In the US, it accounts for 15 percent of all accidental deaths, next to car accidents. It can happen anywhere, and to anybody which why these accidents are known to be more than social faux-pas.
Premises Liability as stated by law is a responsibility of the landlord, or the owner of the property may it be buildings, parking lots, homes, and even walkways should be maintained to guarantee safety. However, due to negligence, property owners, tenants, and even the municipality can be held responsible for any accidents that may occur within their management.
In Montana, law imposes upon property owners and businesses certain obligations to protect guests from unsafe conditions on their premises. If a business or individual fails to exercise the legally required duty of care and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Any slip and fall injuries can be of different causes – accidents from heavily waxed floors, failure to maintain the elevator mechanism, floor spills that were not cleaned up quickly, and even objects that were left scattered in walkways are just some of the possible reasons that could lead property owners in great jeopardy to be sued with personal injury.
What to do after a Slip and Fall Accident?
After getting bruised, or possibly in pain, it is important that you need to establish the cause of the accident while you wait for medical assistance to arrive. Are there any objects on the floor that caused you to slip or trip? What’s the situation of your surrounding? Was it raining or dark? Are there any witnesses during the incident? These are just some of the things you need to take note of, and if possible you should also arrange for photos to be taken of the exact location of the accident.
What makes a strong personal injury case?
In order for a property owner to be found responsible for your accident, evidence must be shown to prove that you were legally on the property and that a dangerous condition on the premises caused your injury. In addition, generally at least one of the following must be true:
- The property owner or an employee caused the dangerous condition on the premises.
- The owner or an employee knew about the dangerous condition on the premises and did nothing about it.
- The owner or an employee should have known about the dangerous condition on the premises as would be expected of a reasonable person.
Depending on state law, a property owner or manager may owe a different standard of care to different classes of visitors, such as business visitors or social guests. The attorneys at Joe Frick Law, PLLC help you understand your chances of recovery based on the specific facts of your case.
How long does it usually take to settle a slip and fall case?
Majority of slip and fall cases are settled before going to trial, however it depends on different factors. With different circumstances and nature of what caused the accident, it can vary from a few months to years. As the plaintiff, you have the ability to control how fast your case will be settled, however you need to go through the process to ensure that you will still get the compensation you deserve.
Why you need to hire a Personal Injury Lawyer to fight for your slip and fall accident claims?
Our professional Billing Slip and Fall Attorney – Joseph Frick of Joe Frick Law, PLLC has handled over 200 case of personal injury claims not only in Montana but also to neighboring states such as Idaho. As our core strongly advocates in unearthing strong evidence that will support a strong case, we thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your slip and fall incident and may visit the premises where the accident occurred. There, we may gather crucial evidence, photograph the scene and interview witnesses. We may also consult with knowledgeable and respected expert witnesses, such as physicians and chiropractors. With their assistance, we can pursue the best settlement available. If your case goes to court, these witnesses are available to deliver clear, professional testimony so the jurors can understand the cause of the accident and the extent of your injuries.
It is our goal for our clients to better understand the legal process when filing slip and fall personal injury claims. We thrive on providing realistic expectations, and alternate solutions to different personal injury scenarios to ensure smooth mediation, and fair compensation.