Slip/Trip and Fall Cases
Often times shoppers’ eyes aren’t glued to the ground as they walk about the store; they are looking at the items on the shelves. Most slip/trip and fall cases involve someone falling as a result of wet, oily, or floors without signs or other notices of the dangerous condition. This field of injury law is generally known as premises liability. Where the fall occurs is important in that it often determines who the defendants are, and liability hinges on proving that the owner/manager of the premises was negligent in maintaining a safe premises.
If you have been involved in a slip/trip and fall case there are several things to keep in mind:
Take Photographs Of The Substance That You Slipped On
- Obtaining evidence of the dangerous condition at the time of the incident is crucial as the property owner will immediately try and clean the area. If you do not take photographs of the area, and there are no camera footage of the incident, it severely hampers our attorneys’ ability to prosecute your case.
Fill Out An Incident Report
- Oftentimes large retailers and chain stores have protocols in place for when someone slips or trips on their property. One of those protocols is having the victim fill out what is known as an incident report. Requesting and making an incident report at the time of the incident is an important way to document the event, preventing the property owner from later disputing what occurred.
Call MKP Law Group Immediately
- After a slip/trip and fall incident, one of the most important decisions you can make is selecting a competent attorney to fight for your rights. The attorneys at MKP Law Group are skilled in handling these slip/trip-and-fall cases, and the large settlements we have obtained speak to that skill. MKP’s attorneys are experienced in handling the insurance companies who want to pay you as little as possible. Let us fight for top dollar on your behalf, call us today at (310) 285-5353 to schedule a FREE consultation.