Should you pursue a slip and fall lawsuit?

If you have fallen and suffered an injury on another person's property, there are 3 basic questions you should consider before filing a slip and fall lawsuit:

1. Were there warning signs posted about the dangerous location? If the answer is "yes," you may not be able to file a lawsuit for your injuries. As with most legal questions, the details are important. It is best to contact our office to discuss the specifics of this question.

2. Was the danger obvious? In other words, could the danger be easily noticed by others even in the absence of warning signs? For example, if the ceiling tiles had fallen and blocked the aisle in a store, this would be an open and obvious danger. If you were then injured trying to cross them when another passage was clear, this could negatively impact your claim.

3. Are your injuries serious enough to pursue a legal claim? It can be a lengthy process to pursue a lawsuit for slip and fall injuries. Usually the first step involves a claim with the property owner's insurance company. Depending on the result, you may then have to file a lawsuit, which can be time consuming. If your injuries are minor, you may not want to pursue a lawsuit. These decisions are based on individual choice, and our attorneys can assist you with weighing these difficult options.

Contact our office for an assessment of the circumstances of your slip and fall injury.

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