Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers & Attorneys
The term “slip and fall” refers to personal injury claims involving persons who slip and fall as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition for customers, pedestrians and other visitors and to warn them of possible dangers. Since 1984, the injury lawyers at the Sweeney Law Firm have successfully handled numerous slip and fall cases against both commercial and residential property owners. We have also successfully litigated many cases against various contractors and companies who have a contractual duty to design, inspect and maintain commercial buildings.
Inside a building, there are many dangerous conditions that can cause or contribute to a fall, such as:
- Moisture on the floor
- Torn carpeting
- Power cords in walkways
- Food substances or other debris on the floor
- Poor lighting
- Narrow stairways
- Improper flooring material or abrupt changes in the flooring
Outside a building, people often slip because of ice or snow, uneven sidewalks, uneven elevations, a hard to see a pothole or poorly maintained stairs and entrances that do not comply with applicable building and safety codes. Regardless of whether your fall occurred inside or outdoors, property owners have a duty to inspect their property to make sure the property is in a reasonably safe condition.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is critical that you contact an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible. Frequently, property owners make “quick repairs” to the property after the fall. In cases where an injured person contacts the Sweeney Law Firm shortly after a fall, we can send investigators to interview witnesses and take photographs of the accident scene. Many slip and fall accidents are captured on videotape by various “surveillance cameras” that are common in many commercial properties. Hiring an attorney shortly after a fall will enable your attorney to obtain the videotape footage of your fall before it is erased or disposed of by the property owner.
The First Step in Pursing a Slip and Fall Claim
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, call the Sweeney Law Firm now at (866) 793-6339 or submit the case form below. The initial consultation is free, and if we agree to accept your case, we will handle your case on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a settlement or recovery of funds. There is no reason to hesitate. Contact us today for a free initial evaluation of your case.