A slip and fall accident is a very common accident which can often occur when you are out conducting your normal day-to-day activities, including visiting the grocery store and visiting other local businesses. While the traditional slip and fall is normally thought of as being caused by a puddle of water or other substance on the floor, slip and falls can also be the result of the property owner’s failure to maintain carpeting, stairwells and other very common flooring types.
A slip and fall claim is brought as a negligence action. Negligence requires 4 legal elements to be recoverable. Those 4 elements are a duty, breach of a duty, causation and damages. In the context of a slip and fall, the victim must show that the owner of the property had a duty to protect against the slip and fall, that the owner of the property failed to maintain a safe and secure environment, that the victim suffered injuries as a result of the failure by the owner of its legally imposed duty, and that the victim has suffered damages. With regard to damages, while medical bills and lost wages are the most common types of damages, the law recognizes and allows victims to recover other kinds of damages, including pain and suffering.
If you have been the victim of a slip and fall, and tried to navigate a recovery with the owner or its insurance company, it is quite likely that the owner and its insurance company will lead you to believe that your only sources of recovery are payment of medical bills and some lost wages.
Without adequate representation by Mingledorff & Patterson, LLC, you will lose out on additional recovery to which you are entitled. Your team of two dedicated lawyers stands ready to listen to you, to fight for you and to get you the recovery to which you are entitled. Call at any time to talk to your team at Mingledorff & Patterson, LLC (843-931-0000).