Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers in Georgetown
Slip and fall injuries are the most common personal injuries reported. Just as the name suggests, it happens when someone slips and falls. Trips, missteps, and stumbles that result in a fall are part of this category of personal injury too. Grease, ice, water, and food on floors can cause them to become hazards. Poor maintenance on steps, parking lots, and floorboards are also hazards that can result in a slip and fall injury. These injuries can happen on private, public, or commercial property. This includes work related injuries, but under most state laws and circumstances you cannot file suit against an employer for injuries on the job. Work injuries are generally covered under Worker's Compensation. There are exceptions to this rule, and our attorneys can help you decide how to handle your case.
Slip and Fall Prevention
Everyone must do their own due diligence in preventing falls. Primary responsibility falls on property owners and tenants, but if you are aware that a situation is hazardous, you should exercise caution in the area. When a case goes before a court, injured persons must prove that despite exercising caution they were injured. Property owners must show proof to the court that their property was safe at the time of the accident. Making repairs and providing adequate warning of hazardous conditions can protect property owners to a certain degree.
Determining Compensation for Injuries
Slip and fall injuries should be taken seriously. Your compensation claim should include your medical expenses, emotional distress, time missed from work, disabilities or bodily damage that resulted from the injury, and monetary compensation for damages. Some injured persons make the mistake of accepting a cash settlement without considering the expenses they have accumulated and future problems that they may incur as a result of their injury. A percentage of responsibility is used by most courts. This is why legal representation is essential in calculating compensation. The process may seem overwhelming, but our skilled legal team can take care of calculating your compensation. This leaves you time to focus on getting well and back as close to your normal life activities as possible.
Hiring an Attorney
Zinda Law Group in Georgetown will fight diligently to help you get compensation for your case. We strongly feel that people should be held accountable for their actions. We are confident in our ability to win cases, and we have the tools at our disposal to get the job finished in a manner that is satisfactory to our clients. Having a lawyer ensures that you have someone working for you. You can rest assured that you will not make the mistake of accepting an unfair offer. Contact us today to discuss your case and how we can help.