Oklahoma City Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers
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Slip and fall accidents that result only in minor cuts, scrapes, or bruising are not typically significant enough to warrant a claim of personal injury against the property owner. You may be entitled to compensation, however, if you were injured in a serious slip and fall accident. Significant injuries include spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury.
The insurance company for the negligent property owner may try to argue your injury is minor, even though you may be dealing with significant physical problems related to the accident. The adjuster may deny your claim or offer an insultingly low settlement offer. That’s when you need a skilled Oklahoma City personal injury attorney on your side.
Understanding Premises Liability
“Premises liability” is the legal terminology used to describe a slip and fall accident in which the homeowner or business owner is legally responsible for the victim’s injuries. But this legal concept covers more than just slip and fall cases. Property owners who fail to have proper security measures in place may be responsible if someone is assaulted or killed by another individual. They may be responsible if, for example, a child drowns in a swimming pool that failed to have a fence surrounding it.
Premises liability law relates to a property owner’s obligation to protect, within reason, the safety of others who rightfully access that property. Negligent maintenance of a building, sidewalk, or parking garage can lead to a variety of different types of accident. If you feel that another’s negligence violates that standard that led to an injury or loss, you can file a premises liability claim. The claim must show breach of duty and causation.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
At the Law Offices of Dan Davis, we believe that the cost of medical and rehabilitative treatment calls for slip and fall injury compensation from the negligent party. Serious slip and fall injuries can result from:
- Inadequate lighting
- Failure to prevent a leak or other discharge that creates a slippery surface
- Failure to maintain stairs, fire escapes, or entryways
- Untimely or inadequate response to a spill or other accident that creates a hazard
Establishments Where Slip and Fall Accidents Occur
A “premises” includes the following establishments or places where slip and fall accidents typically occur:
- Shopping malls and sidewalks in front of malls
- Department stores
- Supermarkets or grocery stores
- Other people’s homes
- Parking lots
- Streets and driving areas upon the property
A slip and fall accident injury can lead to extensive hospitalization or surgery to repair broken bones or damaged internal organs. Some victims may require assistive technology, such as a wheelchair, for the rest of their lives as a result of their slip and fall injury. We are here to help you and your family if you have been affected by a serious slip and fall accident injury.
At the Dan Davis Law Firm, we can help you determine if your accidental injury is grounds for a premises liability claim. Contact our office today at (405) 531-9983 to schedule your first consultation with our Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers.