When we enter a store, we are generally unaware of the hazards that can cause us harm. We hope that the property owner will take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of its customers. As we navigate the aisles, we can only hope that staff are consistently monitoring and addressing anything in the store that can cause injury. Unfortunately, not all owners, supervisors, or staff members take their customers’ safety into consideration. You could face hazards, including:
If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall, you may need an attorney to represent your case. You should not sit idly by and allow a negligent party to negatively impact your future by burdening you with overwhelming medical bills and lost wages. Lucas Law Firm is ready to passionately and effectively represent your interests. If you need a lawyer to assess your case, guide you through your options, and fight for your future, call us today.
A slip and fall is just one example of an injury that falls under what is known as premises liability law. This group of torts covers not just slips, but any accident that occurs as the result of negligence while on another’s property. There are a number of important questions that must be asked when considering these cases.
An Arkansas slip and fall attorney may need to ask why you were on the premises. In general, people may only sue for their damages if they had a legal right to be on the property. For example, customers are usually business invitees and have a right to be in the store. Premises liability may also be established if you are injured while a guest at a house party or a legally authorized workers. All property owners owe a responsibility, or duty, to their visitors to protect them from dangerous conditions.
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Do not wait to file a slip and fall claim. Your safety is the first concern. When safe, take videos and pictures of the accident scene if you can. Typically there will be an incident report made at the time of your injury and there may even be surveillance video showing the fall. Many surveillance systems automatically overwrite their hard drives on a rolling basis so it is important to act quickly. Also, make sure that you are seen by a doctor. Often people will feel okay immediately after an accident because of the shock, but then feel pain days later. This is not the time to tough it out. Seeking medical attention will provide documentation of your injuries that will greatly assist you if a lawsuit arises. Finally, hiring an experienced slip and fall lawyer will help you navigate the complexities of your case, preserve important evidence, and ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve.
If the person is a trespasser, their legal rights are significantly reduced in premises liability cases. Also, Arkansas follows the doctrine of comparative negligence which holds that if an injured party is found to have more than 50% responsibility for the accident, they will not be able to recover compensation from the property owner. At trial being found partially at fault for the accident does not defeat the case, but any recovery could be reduced by the portion of responsibility attributed to the plaintiff.
Hiring an experienced premises liability lawyer will help you navigate the complexities of your case, preserve important evidence, and ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation session with an expert who'll evaluate your case and determine how much it might be worth. In case you choose to hire us, our service fees are on a contingency basis. This means that you pay only if your case is won. If we do not succeed in getting you any sort of compensation, then you do not pay anything.
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