A slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident case is perhaps one of the most common types of injury cases we see at Edzant Price LLP. While the quintessential slip-and-fall occurs at a retail establishment, such as a supermarket, these injury cases also can and often do occur at people’s homes, on public sidewalks, in parking lots, and in other public areas.
Especially with elderly individuals, a slip-and-fall case can be physically devastating and can result in broken hips, legs, herniated discs, and other serious injuries. These incidents are often covered by homeowner’s insurance, premises liability policies, business insurance, or through self-insured companies such as a large supermarket chain.
The difficulty in any slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall case is proving that the establishment or property owner knew or should have known of a dangerous condition but failed to take appropriate measures to correct the defect. Gathering up evidence in these types of cases needs to be quick and efficient and includes preserving any surveillance tapes, photographs of the injury site, and photographs of any injuries.
It is quite unlikely that the property owner’s insurance company will concede easily that the condition of the property was dangerous to the injured party. These types of cases are therefore often litigated and difficult to settle.
As an experienced slip-and-fall firm, Edzant Price has successfully pursued and resolved hundreds of these types of cases and recovered appropriate compensation for slip-and-fall victims. Because of the difficulty of proving this type of case, we are selective in the cases we undertake. We are always happy to discuss your slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall case with you and to discuss this area of law with you further.