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Have you recently taken a fall while on a company’s premises?

Many people aren’t fully aware of their rights after a slip and fall accident in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities. But at G3 Help Me law, we’re here to make sure you have everything you need to make an informed decision about what’s best for you after a slip and fall accident. Because you deserve the best!

You may be entitled to a larger settlement.

Thousands of people endure slip and fall injuries on commercial properties every day. Retail and grocery stores, construction sites, restaurants, and many other businesses are most privy to slip and falls, and are responsible for ensuring customer safety by maintaining processes to avoid such accidents.

No matter where you are, you may be entitled to financial compensation as a form of assistance after your slip and fall accident. It’s also possible you could receive a larger settlement. That’s where G3 comes in.

Why Choose G3?

At G3, we’re here to fight for you. Once we’re on the case, we’ll contact the business involved and their insurer about your claim. While you receive the medical treatment you need, we’ll make sure any relevant evidence is preserved. Then, we’ll begin negotiating on your behalf to get the settlement you deserve– possibly without even needing to file a lawsuit.

With hundreds of 5-star reviews, your G3 lawyers have built a reputation around providing compassionate guidance to those in need of financial and emotional support after a slip and fall or other accident. Let us help you get what you deserve.

What Are Slip & Fall Accidents?

Slip and fall accidents occur when someone slips or trips and is hurt on someone else’s premises. If you slip and fall on another person’s property and sustain injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the injuries sustained.

However, not all slip and fall incidents result in a premises liability claim. For example, if someone falls and suffers injuries on another person’s premises due to their own carelessness, they would be responsible for any expenses related to those injuries.

But if you slip and fall due to a hazardous condition on another person’s premises, and the property owner knew about the hazard (or at least should have known about it) and failed to remove the hazardous condition in time, you could have a personal injury case against them.

Many hazardous conditions can result in on-premise trips and fall accidents. They include but are not limited to the following:

  • Torn carpeting
  • Poor lighting
  • Oily surfaces
  • Spills on the floor
  • Narrow or uneven steps
  • Broken sidewalks
  • Naked cables
  • Hidden hazard like a pothole

In any event, a person must have suffered some form of injury for them to make a personal injury claim. So if you sustained injuries due to a slip and fall accident on someone’s premises that involved any of these conditions, you should consult with an experienced Knoxville slip and fall attorney.

The Law Offices of G. Turner Howard III can provide you with the legal advice and support you need to build a strong premises liability case and ensure you get a fair settlement.

Slip and Fall Liability

There are several ways to determine liability after a slip and fall accident. Each case is different and will depend on whether the premise owner provided the necessary precautions so that slipping was unlikely to happen or whether you were careless in avoiding the condition that led to a fall.

If the property owner failed to recognize and remedy the hazardous condition in  a reasonable time, liability lies with them. However, you must prove that the cause of the slip and fall accident was “hazardous” and that the property owner was aware of the hazardous condition before the accident occurred. At The Law Offices of G. Turner Howard III, we can help you collect evidence to prove that your slip and fall injuries were caused by a dangerous condition on the property.

To determine if the premise owner was aware of the hazardous condition, it must be established that:

  • There was a dangerous condition on the property
  • The property owner knew about, or should have known about, the dangerous condition
  • The property owner failed to fix the dangerous condition within a reasonable time

In addition, the court will determine how your actions contributed to the slip and fall accident in question. For example, the court will want to know what you were doing prior to the accident and if you were careless or ignored the warning signs in place.

Our 5-star slip and fall attorneys will analyze every detail of your claim and consider your options to establish if a lawsuit is suitable for your case.

Types Of Slip And Fall Injuries

Slips and falls can happen anytime in any location, and injuries caused often range from mild to severe. Sometimes these accidents can cause permanent, debilitating injuries. According to CDC – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every five fall accidents results in severe injuries such as broken hip and brain injury.

Most trips and falls usually happen in apartment buildings, grocery stores, malls, and workplaces. A survey by the Workplace Health & Safety revealed that slips and falls accounted for a significant number of injuries sustained by most workers in nursing homes. Most of the reported injuries in fall accidents include:

  • Back and Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Knee damage
  • Shoulder or Neck injury
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Pelvic injuries

In most cases, these injuries require comprehensive medical treatment and a lot of time off work to recover. So if you or a family member suffers injuries due to another person’s negligence, it makes sense that they pay for your losses.

It is also important to see a doctor immediately after you get involved in a slip and fall accident to ensure your injuries are treated as soon as possible. That can also help provide a medical report outlining the severity of your injuries, which will be used as evidence if you intend to file a lawsuit.

What to Do if You are Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident

If you are involved in a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence, you have a right to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Unfortunately, the premise owner, together with their insurance provider, may dispute your claim. So it helps to act promptly after a fall accident. Here is what you should do.

  • Seek medical attention without delay: A doctor will examine your injuries, provide the necessary treatment and prepare a detailed report. Don’t forget to tell the doctor that you were injured in an accident so they can indicate that the injuries occurred when you tripped and fell.
  • Report the incident: If you fell at work, ensure you report the incident to management and get a police report if necessary. If you were injured in a store, on the other hand, you may be able to file an incident report with the store manager.
  • Document evidence: Take photos of the scene, including your injuries and the area where the accident happened.
  • Meet with an attorney: An attorney specialized in slip and fall accidents in Knoxville can provide valuable legal guidance to you after an accident. At The Law Offices of G. Turner Howard III, we can assess your case and conduct investigations to determine if you stand a chance of winning your case.

Need Help with Filing a Slip and Fall Liability Claim? Get in Touch

If you want to file a lawsuit or claim following a slip and fall injury, we at The Law Offices of G. Turner Howard III can help. Please contact us online or call us at 865-658-4012 to schedule a consultation.

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