Do I Need a Lawyer After a Slip and Fall Accident?

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Slip and fall accidents are common and, in some cases, result in little more than a bruise and some embarrassment. However, falls are also the leading cause of traumatic brain injury and may result in a host of additional concerns including spinal cord injury, broken or fractured bones, and even death.

When a slip and fall accident is insignificant or injuries are minor, you don’t need legal assistance to seek compensation. In these cases, if compensation is needed for medical attention, it will likely come through an insurance claim. When a slip and fall accident is serious, resulting in severe injury or death, it is a good idea to contact an attorney as soon as possible to learn about your rights and your options.

Who Can be Held Liable?

Slip and fall accidents are typically a premises liability issue. When this is the case, the owners, managers, or stewards of the location where the accident took place may be liable for any damages related to the accident. This may include individuals, a corporation, a trust, or even a government entity. In some cases, it may include more than one party.

Following a slip and fall accident that results in serious injury, it is important that an experienced legal team investigate your accident to determine where the fault should lie. Only by identifying the liable parties can full compensation be sought.

At McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum, our attorneys have the experience, tenacity, and resources to help victims of serious injury get justice. We know how to investigate slip and fall accidents and understand the many ways the injuries they cause can impact every aspect of a person’s life. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, we are here to listen to your story, provide straightforward information about your options, and help you choose the best course forward.

Please call McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum at 518-792-1174 to schedule a complimentary case review today. We maintain offices in Glen Falls, New York, and Miami Shores, Florida


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