“Other lawyers said that my case was too
hard, but Hill & Moin were confident. I was
so happy with them. They were – in one word
- Maria Olivero -
Injured when she slipped and fell on snow and ice.
"Fall accidents" is the umbrella term for
injuries incurred when someone slips, trips, or
falls due to a dangerous condition on another
person’s property. Such injuries are also
known as “slip, trip and fall” injuries.
There are two main
categories for slip and fall accidents:
-Trip and Fall, a foreign object in the
pathway caused the fall
(i.e. stack of books); an impediment in the pathway
caused the fall (i.e. power cord, uneven sidewalk, pot
hole or broken sidewalk)
-Slip and Fall, the surface of the pathway
is in a condition that causes the person to slip (i.e.
The most common of
trip and fall/ slip and fall injuries occurs when an
area is unexpectedly wet or uneven. If it can be
shown that the owner of the property either knew about
or caused the unsafe condition and did nothing to fix or
warn of it, he may be held liable for any injury
incurred from a slip and fall/ trip and fall accident.
The most common
location of a slip and fall/ trip and fall injury occurs
either at home the workplace. Slip and fall/
trip and fall injuries that are the result of unsafe
working conditions may be the result of not following
OSHA regulations. If an employer neglects the
safety of his workers by allowing an unsafe condition to
persist, he may be held liable for any injuries obtained
by slip and fall/ trip and fall.
In building a slip
and fall/ trip and fall case it is important to have a
report to account for the incident. The report
should be completed around the time of the incident, as
delaying may lead to key details being left out.
The report should include the time, location, and cause
of the incident as well as any information relating to
people that witnessed either the accident or the
conditions that led to the accident. If possible,
take photographs of the area as quickly as possible.
Also, it is important that any injuries incurred in the
incident get treated and documented at a medical
facility as soon as possible so it can not be speculated
that any injuries were obtained between the time of the
of the fall and the doctor trip.
It is important to
promptly report and investigate a slip and fall/ trip
and fall accident. An attorney can help arrange for
investigative work, including access to the property and
photographs of the property. In many cases
there are deadlines to which a notice must be given to
the accused party. Therefore, it is highly
recommended that one follow up on a slip and fall/ trip
and fall case as quickly as possible.
In court, the
accused property owner will have attorneys that will try
to refute and devalue your case. Having an
experienced slip and fall/ trip and fall attorney on
your side will help fight and counter the testimony
given by the property owner.
You have the right
to receive proper compensation for the injuries
sustained from a negligent property owner!
“I never expected that I would be
getting that amount of money.” She was
not only pleased with the amount of
compensation her attorneys obtained for
her but also how quickly they obtained
it, considering many cases take several
years to resolve she said.