Slip and Fall Accidents

Most people don’t understand the legal term “slip and fall injury.” Many victims of slip and fall accidents not only do not comprehend the meaning of the legal term “slip and fall injury,” but  also do not even realize they can file a slip and fall lawsuit against the parties that were negligent.

What is a slip and fall injury?

When a  person falls down, slips, or trips due to the negligence of another individual or business, a slip and fall injury has occurred. A slip and fall accident can happen while walking on a slippery floor coated in spilled liquids or by tripping on a faulty sidewalk. A fall that is legally classed as a valid slip and fall accident must be due to the negligence of someone else. According to Utah Premises Liability law, anyone who owns or is legally responsible for a residence, business, or governmental property may be legally accountable for injuries that  occur on said property due to negligence or faulty construction.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents:

  • Blocked store aisles
  • Poor lighting
  • Bridge construction hazards, including falling debris
  • Unsafe balconies or railings
  • Potholes
  • Slippery or uneven sidewalks, cobblestones, or pavement
  • Uneven stairs or inadequate stair rails
  • Steeply sloping driveways
  • Slippery floor surfaces or floor coverings
  • Oil, grease, water, liquids or food on the floor

Slip & fall attorneys have many roles and can help you in many ways.  You need an attorney for several reasons.  First and foremost is that you are fighting against the property owner’s insurance company for fair compensation.  The compensation given to slip and fall injury victims who consult with a lawyer is much greater than that given to those who represent themselves, and try to navigate the judicial system all on their own. The compensation they receive is usually only a fraction of what they could have gotten, had they enlisted an attorney in their cause. Salt Lake City slip and fall lawyers, therefore, can make sure that you can obtain the maximum value of the damages from the negligent owners and/or the insurance companies involved with them. A slip and fall accident lawyer can guide you as to what evidence to get and what information to reveal to the insurance companies.

The right slip and fall attorney for you.

When you or someone you know has experienced slip and fall injuries, make sure that you immediately communicate with the Utah slip and fall accident lawyers at The Ault Firm. It is best to have your slip and fall injuries assessed right after the accident, so that you and your doctors can give more accurate information to your slip and fall lawyers. Individuals who have had slip and fall injuries need to be legally represented by an experienced Salt Lake City personal injury lawyer.  Insurance companies do not sufficiently compensate victims of slip and fall injuries. With our long history in the field of personal injury and lots of valuable experience, we at the Ault Firm help our clients to obtain fair and deserved compensation for slip and fall injuries.

If you or someone you know has been injured and requires an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer in Utah, give us a call at (801) 539 – 9000, so we can set up your free consultation.

(See our blog on slip and fall accidents for more information.)