Slip and fall accidents should never be taken lightly. In fact, falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits each year, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). ‘Slip and fall’ accidents account for over 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls. With that amount of accidents and the frequency at which they occur, isn’t it time we started addressing the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries in America?
An accident in which a person falls and injuries his or herself on property belonging to someone else is known as a “slip and fall” accident. Of course, not every slip or trip and fall that someone experiences is necessarily the fault of a property owner or business, but Tulsa property owners do have a responsibility to keep their property in good condition and free of hazards that may cause someone to fall and become injured.
Common hazards include ice, faulty stairs, loose carpeting, wet floors, cracked sidewalks and many other dangerous conditions. If a property owner fails to keep his property free of such hazards and they contribute to someone’s slip and fall injury, then the property owner may be held legally responsible for that injury.
If you are injured due to a slip and fall accident, or trip and fall accident in Tulsa, and you believe that the property or business owner may be responsible, here are some steps to take immediately following the accident:
Next, it would be in your best interest to contact a knowledgeable Tulsa slip and fall accident attorney before you talk with the property owner’s insurance company. Without doing so, you may enter into an overwhelming situation and be tricked into relinquishing your right to compensation for pain, medical bills and lost wages.
Once you have successfully obtained an experienced attorney, he/she will listen to your situation and inform you of the validity of your claim. If he or she believes your case to be viable, the Tulsa slip and fall accident attorney will begin your claim process and guide you through the next steps going forward. Whether it be helping you with negotiations with the negligent party or preparing to take your case to court, you can count on the experienced personal injury attorneys at Wandres Law to assist you in obtaining the damage compensation you deserve.
However, don’t forget that statutes of imitations apply to every personal injury claim in Oklahoma. If you have been injured and are looking for a slip and fall accident attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma, call the attorneys at Wandres Law, or another a seasoned personal injury attorney as soon as you can to protect your rights.