What must be done to make a recovery for a trip and fall case?

Trip and fall injuries in apartments or houses are very common. If you have had a trip and fall accident at your apartment or someone else's house, you may be able to make a legal recovery for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, simply because you are injured does not automatically mean you are entitled to a legal recovery. You must prove what caused you to fall and that the property owner was negligent. Here are a few examples of trip and fall cases which we have represented:

  •     Torn carpet
  •     Worn or defective stairs
  •     No stairway hand rails
  •     Rotten wood on porches

If the defect which caused you to fall is not as obvious as the examples above, contact us to discuss whether we can make you a recovery for what caused you to fall. This is not an exhaustive list and you should consult with McCready, Garcia & Leet regarding and any trip and fall. Another common condition which causes people to trip and fall are sidewalk and driveway cracks and defects. These types of cases are so common that we have written about them separately.

 

Investigation in trip and fall cases

It is very important to document what caused you to fall. Ideally, you should take photographs of the condition which caused you to trip and fall at a house or apartment. However, we realize that taking photos after you fall is probably the last thing you are worried about after you fall. McCready, Garcia & Leet will send our investigators to photograph and document what caused you to trip and fall. Oftentimes, we can discover a defect which you may not have realized caused your fall. This is important because you must prove that the property owner is responsible for the condition which caused you to fall. Additionally, there may be building code violations which contribute to your fall. A building code violation will strengthen your chances at recovery for your injury. After handling thousands of trip and fall cases, we have the experience to investigate and pursue your trip and fall case.

In trip and fall cases, it is important not to talk to the insurance company about what caused you to fall or your injuries. The insurance company is not concerned about paying you for your injuries but in saving money. They will often ask you questions in such a way which can hurt your case. When you hire McCready, Garcia & Leet, we handle all aspects of your case. We help prove what caused your trip and fall and deal with the insurance company so that your rights are protected. To see how we can help or answer any questions you may have about a trip and fall case, please feel free to contact us.

 

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McCready , Garcia & Leet has the experience to handle Slip & Fall accident cases