Were You Hurt In A Slip-And-Fall Accident?
An attorney from Recht Law will help you get up
Slip-and-fall accidents may sound minor. But in reality, they can lead to serious injuries. Falls are among the leading causes of death nationwide year-in and year-out. You might have fallen and suffered a traumatic brain injury or other permanent injury. Even a more temporary injury such as a broken bone can leave you out of work for weeks.
Property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to keep their premises safe. For instance, they must remove hazards and provide adequate lighting. If your fall injury was caused by someone who neglected to provide a safe environment, you may have a legal case. You need to talk to a slip-and-fall accident attorney today.
Slip-and-fall accidents are governed by the subset of personal injury law known as premises liability. Since 1952, our family has been helping injured people throughout the Weirton area, including communities in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, win those cases. We have deep roots here in Weirton, and we're committed to keeping our community safe - which means holding accountable those who cut corners and create dangerous environments.
Recht Law Offices can help if you've sustained any of the following injuries in a fall:
- Broken Bones
- Internal Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Brain Injury
If you've been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, seek immediate medical attention. Then, reach out to Recht Law right away. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we'll be able to protect your legal rights.
Proving liability in slip-and-fall cases
To collect damages (financial compensation) from the owner or manager of a property, you need to prove a "dangerous condition" existed on the property that caused your injuries. Moreover, you need to prove that the owner or manager was somehow responsible, by one of these three standards:
- The person responsible for the property created the dangerous condition.
- The person responsible knew of the dangerous condition and did not correct it.
- The person responsible should have known about the dangerous condition and corrected it.
Of those three standards, the third is the most frequently cited by far. It's also quite difficult to prove. That's why you need an experienced lawyer on your side, someone who knows the legal system in our area.
Usually, premises liability claims are handled by an insurance company representing the home or business owner. We've been standing up to the insurance companies since 1952, and we know how to counter their arguments and get you all of the compensation you need. You don't have to take a "low-ball" offer - we'll fight for a settlement that covers the full cost of your accident.
If you fell down due to someone else's negligence, you can take control of what happens next. Give us a call at 1-800-487-8546 for your free case evaluation.