Were you recently injured in a slip and fall accident? You may have suffered serious injuries that will impact you in a number of ways. At Hotchkin Law, we are here to help you rebuild and recover after an accident or injury of any kind involving a slip, trip or fall.
At Hotchkin Law our experience in personal injury law is combined with our dedication to protecting your interests in these difficult times to help you resolve this matter and seek a positive outcome to your case.
What Causes a Slip and Fall Accident
There are several common causes of slip and fall accidents that merit an award for compensation. You may be able to hold the property owner responsible in certain situations. Following are some examples of hazardous conditions that may lead to a slip and fall accident:
- Standing water or a spill
- Freshly washed or waxed floor
- Missing or defective stair
- Poor lighting
- Ice or snow on a walkway
- Poorly placed floor mat or door mat
To successfully recover financial compensation for your slip and fall accident claim, you will need to be able to prove that the property owner was negligent in some way in regard to maintaining, inspecting or repairing property grounds. For example: a store owner in Reno who fails to place a warning sign after a floor is washed may be held accountable if a you slip and are injured.
However, the defense of contributory negligence still applies and the person bringing the claim must prove they were not negligent themselves in any way. The customer may be able to recover money for medical bills and other economic and non-economic damages, depending on the case.
How Can a Slip and Fall Lawyer Help
When you are suffering from the aftermath of a slip and fall accident in Reno or any of the surrounding areas, it is important to have a Reno personal injury attorney to protect your interests. We have more than 35 years of experience to help you seek the just compensation you deserve. If you’d like to learn more about what Hotchkin Law can do to help you, call us at (775) 786-5791 today.