If you slipped, fell, or tripped on someone else’s property because of their negligence, there’s a good chance that you can recover damages.
Although personal injury slip and fall laws vary from state to state, most jurisdictions distinguish between people who are called “invitees” (such as customers in a store), “licensees” (such as house guests), and “trespassers” (such as burglars). Typically, there’s a cause of action for invitees and licensees who are injured, as long as the property owner was aware of a dangerous condition and didn’t repair it or warn the visitor. The property owner’s standard is more stringent when it comes to children who are at risk of injury.
Some states partially limit liability for the property owner through what’s known as “comparative fault.” In other words, when the person who has been injured is partially at fault, his or her personal injury award is reduced by a certain percentage.
Most often, personal injury claims are paid by the property owner’s insurance company. Victims often agree to settle for a sum that is far less than they need because an insurance adjuster has offered them what they call a “final settlement” and the victim believes they must take the offer or leave it. What most people don’t understand is that it’s the insurance company’s goal is to pay out the least amount possible. That’s why, before reviewing or signing a settlement agreement, it’s important to speak to an attorney who has experience with premises personal injury cases.
Lemberg Law attorneys have personal injury law experience and can reach a favorable settlement for your slip and fall injuries. We take on the insurance companies and either negotiate a fair settlement or take the insurance company to court in order to get the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been the victim of a slip or fall, call Lemberg Law at 855-301-2100 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We’re standing by to take your call.