Is a trip and fall accident a personal injury case? Let’s talk about it because maybe you or a loved one have experienced this and have rights that you may not realize.
One day, a client of ours went to watch her grandson play basketball. If you’re a grandparent, too, no doubt you can imagine her excitement. Driving to the game. Heading into the building to the screech of shoes on the waxed wooden floor. A smile blooming on her face when she spots her grandson on the court. And the crushing shock and disappointment when she tripped on a step and fell.
Is a Trip and Fall Injury a Personal Injury Case?
Yes! Because you were injured due to the negligence of another party, you have every right to seek compensation.
Steps to Take After a Slip, Trip, and Fall Accident
- Take as many photos of the area where the fall took place as possible and of any and all injuries as well.
- Get whatever medical care is needed.
- Report the incident.
- Keep meticulous records of everything: date, time, and location of the accident; all costs; interactions between yourself and the other relevant parties; etc.
- Call your lawyer.
Difference Between Slip & Fall vs Trip & Fall
While it may not feel like a big deal, there is a difference between a slip & fall accident and a trip & fall accident. If you step on something wet or slick and fall as a result, you’ve experienced a slip & fall accident. If you trip over something, like a step in a building that is not up to code, you’ve had a trip & fall accident.
How an Attorney Can Help You
Our client didn’t know that the steps she tripped on weren’t up to code, until she called us and we looked into it. When the insurer for the building refused to accept responsibility, we fought for her. After a long battle, we were able to settle her case just before jury trial for $300,000.
This is how a personal injury lawyer can help you. So, if you or someone you love has experienced a trip and fall accident, give us a call today or book a consultation. And don’t worry, you won’t pay us a dime unless we win.