Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury. Spinal cord damage, bone fractures, lacerations, other serious injuries or even death could result after a fall. Those who take a tumble need to know if they can pursue a case for compensation from the property owner or the renter of the property where the fall occurred. Contacting a personal injury lawyer for a case evaluation is a smart choice. For victims of slip and fall accidents in El Paso and surrounding areas, Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law, is here to help.
The Rights of Victims After Slip and Fall Accidents
Premises liability laws establish the rights of victims of slip and fall accidents. These laws establish varying duties owed by property owners and renters to visitors. The obligation to make a premises safe, or warn guests about hazards, is the highest when the property is a commercial establishment and guests are invited on for the economic benefit of property owners. However, even trespassers deserve some protection in certain cases. Victims of slip and fall accidents must establish the duty owed to them and show the property owner or renter breached that duty. If victims can prove damages due to a breach, they can be compensated for losses.
Making a Slip and Fall Accident Case
Victims of a slip and fall accident in El Paso and surrounding areas can present expert testimony about how falls happened, and can present eyewitness testimony to help demonstrate the cause of their injuries. A personal injury attorney will provide guidance to victims in gathering the evidence they need to make a successful slip and fall claim. Many cases also settle outside of court without the need to present a case to a jury, but it is still helpful to have lots of evidence to argue for a better settlement.
To learn more about your right to compensation after slip and fall accidents and to speak with an attorney who can help with accident claims, contact ustoday.