A slip-and-fall case is a very common case that personal injury attorneys undertake that usually consists of the attorney suing a property owner due to an injury sustained on his or her property as a result of negligence. Negligence can include anything from spills that were not cleaned up quickly, damaged walkways, missing railings on stairs, or even burnt-out lights. Listed below are two reasons to hire a personal injury attorney if you slipped and injured yourself due to a property owner's negligence.
They Will Look For Repairs
One of the most important tasks that a personal injury attorney will undertake on your behalf is investigating the property where the accident took place in order to see if recent repairs were performed. This is important because many property owners will quickly repair the thing that caused your fall in order to be able to claim that there was not any negligence in effect. If the property owner can successfully convince the court that he or she was not negligent and that nothing on his or her property contributed to the accident, then your case may be thrown out and you may have to pay for your own medical bills.
The good news is that recent repairs are often pretty obvious. This will allow your attorney to take pictures and acquire proof that shows that the repairs were done in the area where you were injured and that they were repaired after the date of your accident, which is very useful for countering any claims by the property owner that he or she was not negligent.
They Will Look For Multiple Signs Of Neglect
Another way that an attorney can help you and make it harder for your case to be thrown out is by proving that the property owner has a habit of neglecting repairs and maintenance. Your attorney will do this by either visiting the property and documenting every potential hazard or sending an assistant to do so. In addition, the attorney or assistant will interview other customers or visitors to the property to establish if there were other incidents of neglect in the past, such as failing to clear snow and ice from the entryway or allowing a spill to sit for a long period of time.
Speak with a personal injury attorney today in order to discuss how he or she may be able to help you deal with a slip-and-fall case. With this type of case, an attorney will look for signs of repairs that were made recently at the site of the accident and multiple signs of neglect in order to make your case as strong as possible.
For help with your case, contact a personal injury attorney at a firm like Randall A. Wolff & Associates, Ltd.Share
10 June 2016
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