Most slip and fall cases, especially ones with minor injuries and other expenses, get resolved in Small Claims Court. In this kind of scenario, a lawyer is no longer necessary. Although you can still seek legal help if you wish to do so. The maximum amount varies from state to state and can be anywhere between $2,500 to $15,000. As far as filing fees, it would cost you $20-$320 but can easily be repaid if your case is won. Cases that involve severe injuries requires you to enlist the help.
“Slip and Fall” is used as a term for personal injury case wherein a person slips or trips and falls on another person or entity’s property. The person or entity responsible for the upkeep of a particular property may be found liable if they are found to have been negligent in maintaining it. There are several factors that contribute to a person slipping and sustaining an injury like carpeting, wet floors, poor lighting, slippery stairs, and these should be maintained by the responsible party. Whatever the situation is, if you slipped and suffered an injury, then you may be entitled to compensation.
This section of Hogan Injury’s Legal Knowledge Center will help provide you with answers regarding Slip and Fall cases. The questions and answers found in this section range from ways of gathering evidence about the slip and fall incident and proving the offending party’s liability to the timeline for filing a case or claim.
Hogan Injury specializes in Slip and Fall accidents and can help you get the compensation you deserve after suffering from an injury caused by another party’s negligent upkeep of their property. We can help you calculate damages and represent you in court if necessary.