Slip-And-Fall Accident Lawyers Serving Columbia
Our attorneys stand up for your rights
You were walking on someone else's property. You slipped, fell and now you're hurt. What are your options? If you slipped because the property owner failed to keep the premises safe, you may be able to seek financial compensation. The slip and fall injury attorneys at Lourie Law Firm take action to hold negligent parties responsible in slip-and-fall accidents.
The owners of commercial and residential properties have a duty to take reasonable steps to maintain their premises to keep them safe. When they fail in this duty, it can be considered negligence and people can get hurt. And when that happens, we hold them responsible.
Property owners need to keep their premises safe. We hold them accountable.
Slip and fall cases can happen at any property that is open to the public. This includes grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants, retail outlets, hotels, college campuses, and parking lots. There are many factors related to property maintenance that could cause a person to slip and fall. They include:
- Wet floors
- Worn or damaged stairs
- Cluttered aisles
- Potholes in parking lots
- Uneven sidewalks
- Torn carpets
- Unsecured cords
- Poor lighting
- Loose floorboards
- Buildup of ice or snow
Slip and fall accidents can also happen in private locations such as homes and apartments. Some falls happen in medical facilities and nursing homes. In essence, if someone is responsible for maintaining a particular place and does not keep the premises safe, accidents can happen.
Slipping and falling can cause a wide range of injuries, some of them very serious. Minor injuries can include cuts, bruises and sprains. But other injuries can include damage to the neck, back or spine, causing problems with movement. Seniors can break a hip or pelvis. A person that falls on his or her head could suffer brain damage, causing problems with memory and behavior.
Recovering compensation for your injuries
Slip and fall cases can be difficult. The property owner is not likely to accept responsibility - he or she may suggest that you are to blame for what happened. But the legal team at Lourie Law Firm knows how to find evidence of negligence. That's why you need to contact us right away.Our team will look into what happened, reviewing every detail. This includes medical records, photographs of the location and other documents. We'll talk to witnesses. We'll find out if the property owner was aware of the safety hazard and whether or not any steps were taken to correct it.
If we find the property owner was negligent, we can take action to seek damages for your injuries. This can include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress and pain and suffering. We are often able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. But we will be prepared to bring your case to trial, if that's what it takes.
Our firm has been helping victims of slip and fall injuries and other personal injuries since 1956. Big insurance companies have learned that our small firm needs to be taken seriously. We won't rest until we reach a successful resolution for your case.
Don't delay. If you've been injured in a slip and fall incident, call us as soon as you can. We can get right to work to examine the scene and preserve evidence. This helps us build a strong case on your behalf. Contact us to learn your options. We offer a free consultation.