Almost everyone stumbles, slips or trips and falls at some point in their lives. Accidents will happen, and we all accept that, but if you get hurt or injured due to dangerous conditions while on someone else’s property due to someone else's negligence, you can make the appropriate claims for the injuries you incurred. Occupiers such as homeowners, businesses and even government organizations are responsible for ensuring that their property is not unsafe for the general public. Even though you may not own the sidewalk in front of your house or business, you are still responsible for ensuring that the path into your building is cleared of snow, ice and other debris that could make it dangerous to walk on. If you fail to shovel your own sidewalk, and a passerby injures themselves as a result of your inaction, you could be held responsible and be liable for compensation.
Wet and slippery floors, open holes in the ground or floor and poor lighting are some of the conditions that can contribute to slip and fall or trip and fall injuries. If the courts assess that these conditions should have been addressed by the owner of the property, and if they were aware or should have been aware that dangerous conditions existed, the property owner will be required to pay damages to people who suffered injuries as a result of their negligence.
Injuries can range from minor strains/sprains, to concussions and broken bones. Your compensation will vary depending on the severity of your injuries, and whether there is permanent scarring or damage. If you are required to take time off work or are unable to work in your current job after your recovery, this will all be factored into your settlement.
At Dietrich Law, we can help you through the process of filing your claim. Simply tell us the events that occurred and we will determine the facts of what happened to determine your rights, and to build a strong case for you. If it is not your fault, we will do the groundwork to prove that you were the victim of irresponsible conditions that could have been avoided.
Our highly skilled lawyers will lead you through the process make sure that all bases are covered. We will assist and guide you through all the steps necessary to move forward with your claim. We will help you fill out and file all the required paperwork. We will represent you in court proceedings against those responsible for your injuries and assist you in obtaining compensation for your losses.
At Dietrich Law, you can be certain that your interests will be well taken care of and that we will be with you every step of the way. There are no fees unless we win your case or reach a settlement. We can even visit you at your home or in the hospital so don’t delay, call Dietrich Law today.
Since settling my lawsuit for the slip and fall accident in February, I don't think I have ever thanked you for all your hard work involved in this case. It was tricky pinning down who was eventually responsible for the icy parking lot but you persevered and won.
This compensation was a God-send as it allowed us to pay off the debts that accumulated over the four years that I had to be on disability compensation. As well as being able to replace our aging car.
I realize that you were "just doing your job" but you did it superbly and we are very grateful for all the effort (which must have been very frustrating at times) and the dilligence that you showed.
Many thanks to you and your staff for easing our lives by this settlement.
5Testimonial by C. of Elmira
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