A Corning Slip and Fall Attorney Can Help After an Injury
Slip and fall accidents, otherwise known as “slip or trip and fall” accidents, are surprisingly common, can cause unusually serious injuries, and, most tragically, are nearly 100% preventable. When we say slip and fall accidents we are talking about when a person slips or trips due to some unsafe condition and falls down, causing an injury. If the fall occurs on another person’s property, these accidents are a particular type of premises liability claim. If you’ve been the victim of a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property (like in a grocery store, parking lot, airport, or similar location) let a Corning slip and fall lawyer at Proudfoot Law Firm help you recover the financial compensation you’re entitled to to help manage your resulting injuries.
The Three Most Common Types of Slip or Trip and Fall Accidents
Slip or trip and fall accidents come in countless varieties, but three of the most common our Corning slip and fall lawyer team has outlined below.
Slipping on Unsafe Flooring Conditions
Floors can be dangerous surfaces to walk on for a number of reasons: spills, ice, snow, rain, loose mats, rugs, uneven flooring, cracks, and otherwise wet surfaces, can all lead to dangerous walking surfaces that make falling more likely to happen.
Unsafe Ladders or Steps Resulting in a Fall
Broken, unextended, unlockable, or otherwise defective ladders lead to countless falls, and even stairways can be unsafe when they are uneven, in need of repair, or have no or defective handrails.
Subpar Cleanup, Maintenance, and Lighting
Property needs to be kept in a clean, neat, well-lit, and properly maintained condition. Property owners or managers are required to tend to a burnt-out light, strands of cabling stretching across floor surfaces, or broken furniture and equipment to avoid accidents and injuries for customers and visitors.
What to Do After and Slip or Trip and Fall Accident
If you’ve been involved in a slip or trip and fall accident, you should take the following steps in this order (if possible):
- Seek immediate medical attention. Your health is of paramount importance, and seeking immediate medical treatment is critical for your pending insurance or legal claims.
- Report the accident. You should report the accident to the property owner or manager on-site before you leave the premises. If you are unable to do this due to your injuries, have a friend or family member do this for you. Again, this step will become important for your claims.
- Maintain confidentiality. Do not speak to anybody about your accident or injuries, and never agree to make a recorded or written statement. Tell anybody who asks that your attorney will be contacting them.
- Record EVERYTHING. From the accident itself and on until your attorney tells you you can stop, either on your phone or in a written journal, keep notes about what has happened. Include the nature of your accident, any likely causes for your accident, your various stages of pain, and all medical treatment. Do exactly what your medical professionals tell you to do. Never miss any appointments, and never fail to take the steps recommended by your doctors.
- Contact a Corning Slip and Fall Attorney. At Proudfoot Law Firm we’ll represent you to any insurance companies, the property owner, and any attorneys the property owner may hire. We’ll begin working immediately to help you recover every penny of financial compensation you’re entitled to from your injury.
Remember, every legal claim has a time limit on your right to file a lawsuit known as the statute of limitations. If you miss this deadline, your case will be dismissed. In New York, the slip or trip and fall statute of limitations is three years from the date of the accident.
A Corning Slip and Fall Lawyer at Proudfoot Law Firm Can Help You Recover From a Slip and Fall Accident
At Proudfoot Law Firm, we have the experience and skill to help you recover all of the financial compensation you have a right to for your slip or trip and fall accident. Contact us for a free consultation. You don’t pay unless we win.