Slip & Fall Cases
A landowner or property owner has a duty to maintain their premises in a safe condition to tenants, visitors, guests and anyone lawfully on the premises. A supermarket or store has a duty to maintain its premises in a safe condition for its customers, employees and anyone lawfully on the premises. Many times a client may have sustained a serious injury when he or she was on someone’s property and he or she fell on a defective condition or as a result of an unsafe condition. These type of cases include but are not limited to cases involving a defective stair railing or step, loose floor boards, an unsafe balcony or deck, building code violations, areas under construction, uneven walkways, an unsafe elevator or escalator, falling overhead merchandise in a store, inadequate security or inadequate lighting, a hole on a walkway or parking lot or an unsafe natural or unnatural accumulation of snow or ice. Many times the owner of the property or the person or persons responsible for maintaining the property in good condition are responsible for the client’s injuries, the medical expense, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and a client’s pain and suffering. This Attorney is experienced in all types of “slip and fall cases”.
Many attorneys shy away from such cases because insurance companies may aggressively defend such cases resulting in the case to go to court. Such a case differs from an auto accident case because there are no immediate benefits such as PIP benefits. A good number of insurance policies covering a property may have a MedPay policy but in many instances it could be for a low sum of money such as $1,000.00 or $5,000.00. Many times there are no MedPay benefits available. Therefore, unless the client has health insurance, their medical bills may not be paid until they obtain a settlement or other resolution of their case. If the case goes to court, the medical providers may not be paid for years. Some medical providers are unwilling to wait to be paid and often, the client is unable to pay the bills especially if their injuries result in his or her being unable to work for a period of time. This Attorney is experienced in working with providers to ensure payment of the bills upon the resolution of the case.
Thousands of people are seriously injured each and every year from slip and fall accidents. At times, it is the fault of the property owner. At other times, it is either the fault of the one who fell, or just an accident with no fault. It is the duty of every property owner to maintain their property, making sure that it is safe for any visitors. Whether it is a homeowner who is entertaining guests on their property, a store owner with employees and customers, or even stadium and arena owners where large crowds may gather, they must all work to keep their property safe.
When someone suffers a slip and fall accident in such a location, the results can be devastating. If the fall is found to have been caused by neglect on behalf of the property owner, they could be found responsible for any medical bills, loss wages, other unforeseen costs and your pain and suffering related to the fall. Although many attorneys are afraid to take such cases because insurance companies fight them so aggressively, Attorney Deborah Gold-Alexander has the knowledge and experience to help make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered a slip and fall accident, give Attorney Deborah Gold-Alexander a call today.