No other facet of personal injury has been more scrutinized than slip and fall injuries. Often, those looking to seek damages in a slip and fall case will exaggerate injuries for a higher settlement, making the process much more difficult for those with legitimate injuries. Over time, these perceptions have lead to a negative bias when it comes to personal injury claims involving slip and fall accidents. For those truly injured and in need of assistance, personal injury lawyers are ready to take on the case.
How Personal Injury Lawyers Prove Liability In Slip & Fall Accidents
To win a personal injury claim, negligence must be proven. Just because one slips and falls on public property, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the city is at fault or responsible for the resulting injuries. However, if one were to slip in a public space that was not properly maintained, the person(s) responsible for tending to that public place could be held liable for the injuries caused by their negligence.
For instance, if someone was running on a section of the sidewalk and broke their ankle due to an unmarked hole or large crack that was present, the city could be held liable for the injuries. A skilled personal injury lawyer would have to prove that the condition of the sidewalk at the time of the injury was the direct cause of the runner breaking their ankle.
Don’t let the negative stereotypes of slip and fall cases keep you from filing a legitimate suit. Seeking a professional personal injury lawyer will help you determine if your situation is likely to succeed in court, so contact an expert today.
At the Gil Law Firm in Dothan, AL, each client receives personal and attentive representation. When the insurance companies want to push for settlement quickly, Rafael Gil III makes sure the client comes first. Visit The Gil Law Firm online now to learn more about their services, or call (334) 673-0100 to schedule a consultation.