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Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and Fall Accidents
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Washington State Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Slip and fall (or trip and fall) accidents can occur in any location. You could be in a store or business, a friend’s house, on a city sidewalk, anywhere. These injuries are generally caused by a hazard that was not immediately apparent—a hazard that the property owner was negligent in fixing, removing or preventing.
All property owners are responsible for maintaining their premises in a reasonably safe condition for guests. If you fall down and injure yourself on someone else’s property, you have the right to compensation since your injuries may affect your life for months or even years to come. Many property owners and insurance companies, however, do not take these cases seriously until you hire an attorney. That’s why you need to call Lingenbrink Law to assess your accident claim. Slip and fall injuries are typically covered by homeowner’s insurance or by general business liability insurance.
The value of your case will be determined by damages and liability. If you are only slightly injured, you may not have a case that is worth pursuing. However, if you suffered a broken bone, a torn ligament, a cut that leaves a scar, a back injury, a closed head injury or other serious personal injury, talking with one of our attorneys is advised.
We assess liability by looking at the hazard found on the property and the owner’s negligence. In homes and apartments, injuries may be caused by poor construction of decks, stairs and sidewalks. In stores and other businesses, injuries may be caused by obstructions, by falling objects, by spills, improper maintenance or other negligence. In a premises liability case, you are in a better position to seek compensation if you had a reason for being on the property, such as shopping or being invited as a guest.
If you have lost quality of life because of a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, you should be compensated. For a free case evaluation by one of our attorneys, call us now at 425-284-6000 or email us.
Lingenbrink Law also handles cases involving personal injuries on common carriers such as elevators, escalators and public transportation, including buses and taxis.
Slip, Trip & Fall Hazards
Property owners may be held accountable for injuries which result from poor maintenance or safety hazards on their property.
Some common trip and fall hazards include:
-Torn carpeting or abrupt floor changes
-Icy or snow covered walkways and parking lots
-Broken or uneven sidewalks, streets and potholes
-Spills, debris or other obstacles on floors
-Missing handrails and other building code violations