Chemung County Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Slip and Fall Lawyers Representing Chemung County, NY
Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of personal injury cases. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, eight million people end up in the emergency room every year for slip and fall accidents. At Proudfoot Law Firm, we believe in protecting the rights and welfare of people who have been injured and holding those responsible accountable. By choosing a Chemung County slip and fall accident lawyer, you will put yourself on the fast track to recovery.
Injuries from slip and fall accidents can be serious enough to cost thousands of dollars in hospital bills. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a slip and fall accident, it is important to know what to do to get compensation for your injuries and Stephen M. Proudfoot is your attorney.
Slip and fall accidents on another person’s property
If you slip and fall and get injured on another person’s property, your lawsuit falls under the category of “Premises Liability Claims”. In this type of claim, you can hold the owner of the property responsible for your injuries.
There are many ways in which a person can fall victim to a slip and fall on someone else’s property. Examples include torn carpeting, changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs, and a wet floor. To file a slip and fall liability claim, you must have sustained some kind of injury and you must be able to prove that and our Chemung county attorney can help.
How to win a slip and fall liability suit
To win a slip and fall liability suit, you must prove that your accident was as a result of a defective condition. You must also prove that the owner of the property either created the condition or had noticed the condition and was negligent about it. You can prove notice in either of the following ways:
- Actual Notice: This means that that owner knew about the defective condition, either by directly observing it or by receiving a report.
- Constructive Notice: This means that the defective condition had been in existence for a long enough period that the owner should have discovered it and fixed it.
Negligence is the failure to exercise the degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would have used under the same circumstances. This failure is established by the fact that there was a relationship between the owner of the property and the property. This relationship is vital as, without it, it becomes difficult to prove a negligence claim.
You must also prove that the dangerous defective condition was responsible for the injuries you sustained and that you suffered from said injuries. You must provide evidence of damages, which may include hospital and medical bills.
If you lost time at work because of the injuries, you must provide proof of this too. Your Chemung County slip and fall accident lawyer will help you prove that your injured state was a direct result of the hazard on the property so contact us as soon as possible.
What damages can you claim from a slip and fall liability suit?
Damages also referred to as compensation, are the amount of money the defendant is required to pay to you. It is generally based on the financial and other losses that you have suffered due to the accident. You can also get some compensation for your pain and suffering.
To establish your loss for expenses on medical bills, you need to gather all the receipts of medical treatments received. You also need to state how much wages you lost by reason of being in treatment due to the accident.
Contact Our Chemung County Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Today!
Calculating your pain and suffering is a bit harder, as there is no clear cut law that states how much a person should get for pain. But, your Chemung County slip and fall accident lawyer will help you calculate how much you can get and be here every step of the way through the legal process.
You can do your chances of recovering fair compensation a world of good by contacting our skilled slip and fall lawyers at Proudfoot Law Firm immediately after your injury. You don’t have to pay us unless you win. Contact us on (607) 734-3400 to set up a free and confidential case review.