Premises liability cases involve accidents that occur due to negligent maintenance
or unsafe and dangerous conditions upon property owned by someone
other than the accident victim. These cases often involve a fall,
and are therefore often referred to as "slip and fall"
Slip and fall accidents occur every day. Whether the accident occurs on a stairway,
in a supermarket, on a sidewalk, or in some other unsafe place, the injuries
can be severe. Extensive medical treatment, days or weeks off from work, and
physical impairment or disability are often the result.
If the accident occurs on someone else's property, there is a good chance that
the owner or occupant of the property has insurance coverage that includes coverage
for reimbursement of your medical expenses but does not address the complex
damages such as lost wages, pain and suffering, impaired function, or disability.
In order to recover for these damages, you may need to establish negligence.
This means that you must prove what caused the accident and that someone was
legally at fault.
That is where an attorney can help. Sometimes the proof of liability is easy
to establish, but in most cases we find it requires a detailed examination of
the facts and often the opinion of one or more qualified experts. In this case,
for instance, there are a myriad of details to be taken care of. The scene of
the accident should be investigated and photographed as soon as possible, to
preserve any physical evidence ... witnesses should be interviewed ... compliance
with building codes or industry standards must be checked ... insurance coverage
verified …and the extent of injury, medical examinations and treatment
the accident victim has received must be evaluated, just to name a few.
Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have over 25 years experience in personal
injury matters. Our experienced team of lawyers will investigate
the facts, evaluate your claim, determine which parties and insurance
companies are responsible, and handle all of the details of preparing
and presenting your case.
Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have been representing injured
individuals for over 25 years. Our team of dedicated lawyers represents
those who have suffered serious injury, financial loss, personal
and future damages due to negligence and wrongful acts of others,
including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle
accidents, aviation accidents, construction accidents, slip and
accidents and defective products.
If you have been injured
in a slip and fall accident, we will be glad to discuss your case
with you at no charge and with no obligation.
Why not give us a call!
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