Did you fall down on someone’s property and injure yourself? Were you just going about your day in a store, a parking lot, or somewhere else, when suddenly you suffered an injury through no fault of your own? This is the kind of thing that, unfortunately, happens every single day. These injuries can have lasting consequences for the rest of a person’s life. Fortunately, there is something you can do. Our attorneys at the Benjamin Law Firm have been able to help so many people with their slip and fall accident cases. With our help, you’ll be able to get all of the compensation that you deserve.
Liability and Negligence
Simply put, that’s what needs to be proven in a slip and fall accident case. It has to be proven that the owner of the property was liable, through their negligence, for your injury. This can be a high bar to clear indeed. This is where our years of experience come in. We’ve been doing this for a very long time. In that time, we’ve helped folks just like you to get as much compensation as possible for your slip and fall accidents. Now, we can put that experience to work for you.
The truth is that you did not choose to suffer this kind of injury. You didn’t want to slip, you did not want to fall, and yet, you may have suffered a devastating injury through no fault of your own. Our professionals can ensure you receive the kind of compensation you deserve to help you through this difficult time and beyond.
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Examples of Slip and Fall Injuries
When people hear “slip and fall” accidents, they tend to think of the most obvious thing: a person slips and falls down. Yes, that is perhaps the most common injury like this. Fortunately, most of the time, when a person slips and falls, they don’t suffer any kind of injury. They just pick themselves up and move on.
Too often, however, that’s not the case. Something important to keep in mind: if you think you may have been injured in a case like this, it’s important to get yourself checked out. Sure, in the moment, you may not feel like you’ve been hurt. It may seem like nothing’s wrong. Obviously, the keywords in those last two sentences are “seems” and “feel.” Many injuries don’t reveal themselves right away. So, you may feel fine for days, weeks, or even months, only eventually to feel the full force of your injury. This is just one reason it’s so important to get medical attention as quickly as possible.
It’s also important to note that “slip and fall accidents” can incorporate more different actions than you might think. Sure, the typical example that everyone thinks of, a person walks through a store, slips on the floor, and falls down is common. But, more often than you might think, it’s the fault of the property owner, due to their negligence.
Slip and Fall Negligence
When a property owner is responsible for someone’s slip and fall accident, it’s very rarely that they pushed someone from behind or something like that. Rather, it’s that they didn’t take an action that directly led to the accident.
A clear example: slippery floors. When floors in a store or some other kind of commercial establishment are washed and cleaned, they could be wet. So, the property owner has a responsibility to make sure there’s a sign around letting folks know that. If they don’t do that, and someone slips, falls, and gets hurt on the wet floor, then the property owner was negligent. That’s the kind of thing that can really hurt a person. We’ve helped so many people with cases just like that.
However, keep in mind, many of the times that a property owner’s negligence is responsible for an injury, it's something far less obvious than failing to put up a “wet floor” sign. For example, it could very well be that, instead of slippery floors, they have carpets. Unfortunately, those carpets could be torn out or even just loose. That can lead to people tripping, falling, and getting hurt as well.
Stairs are another clear example of something like this. If the stairs are uneven, or the railing is weak/in disrepair, or even if there isn’t a railing, that can lead to a person’s injury. In each of those cases, we can prove the negligence of the property owner. Then, we can get you the compensation that you deserve.
Reaching Out to Our Firm
As you might imagine, the above are just a few of the examples of ways that property owners can be negligent that lead to a slip and fall accident. There are so, so many others. If you believe you have a case, it’s always worth it to reach out to us. Our consultations are always free and rarely ever very long. The worst thing that can happen if you do so is that we might say, “Hey, we don’t really think you have a case here.”
However, if you decide not to reach out to us or any other lawyer, that can be much, much worse. Then, you could have to foot all of the medical bills, rehab, and more, all on your own. Instead of having help with those (or even getting them covered entirely) you instead decided to forgo even seeing if you had a case. That’s the last thing you need for yourself or the people who depend upon you. It’s always, always worth it to reach out for a consultation if you think you have a case.
How We Can Help
From the moment we take your case, we can begin providing solutions. First off, the most important thing is your health. Hopefully, you have the kind of insurance and medical care that can help you to recover from your injury. However, here at the Benjamin Law Firm, over the years, we’ve cultivated relationships with medical professionals who, like us, will work for you on contingency.
So, you know that we only get paid if you do. You don’t pay us out of your pocket, rather, we take our fees out of your settlement. The same goes for medical care, too. They’ll provide you with the treatment you need, and then, you can pay them out of your eventual settlement. It’s one more way that we can help our clients to recover and to move on with their lives.
Moreover, from the moment you talk to us, we can put our investigators right on the case. They’ll find out exactly what happened, wrangle the relevant witnesses, do a thorough investigation, and anything else it takes to prove that you were injured through the negligence of another.
Then, we take that information and we run with it. At the Benjamin Law Firm, we believe in trying our clients’ cases aggressively. So, when the other side makes an offer, we’ll let you know if it’s good enough or not. As mentioned, we’ve been doing this for a long time, so we can let you know whether or not they’re offering a good deal. That way, you can always get the money that you deserve.
Most of our cases end in settlements. That said, if we have to go to court to help our clients, we’re always more than happy to do exactly that. As our track record in court is excellent, the other side is quite often highly motivated to settle with us long before it ever gets that far.
We make sure that our clients are as involved as they want to be in their cases. If you want to hear everything that happens, we're more than glad to keep the lines of communication open. That said, if you want to focus on your life while we focus on your case, we’re more than glad to do things that way, too. We do everything in our power to represent our clients right.
The Benjamin Law Firm
In cases like this, you’re going up against powerful forces. Insurance companies, business owners, commercial entities, and so forth -- when you’re up against something like that, you need someone who has experience with these kinds of cases. Over the years, we’ve helped so many people to stand toe to toe against even the biggest companies, so that they could get the compensation that they deserve.
That compensation can take many forms. It could be lost wages, for the money you would have made had you been able to return to work. That compensation could be for money you would have made had you been able to continue working in the same capacity (and in the same position) you were. It could be for your medical bills, treatment, pain and suffering, or so much more. We know it isn’t easy to reach out to a law firm. That’s why we make it as easy as possible to get started. You can call us for a free consultation at 818-423-4878.