Slip and fall accidents are a common type of personal injury accident. Every owner and occupier of property must ensure that people are safe when they enter onto their property. A homeowner must make sure that the driveway and steps leading into their home are in good repair and in the winter, free of ice and snow. Similarly, an owner of a shopping mall or business must make sure that its floors are free of spills and slipping hazards.
Injuries from slips and falls can be devastating. They are usually not investigated by local police departments. Therefore, it is important to obtain the names of all witnesses, have family members take pictures, if possible, and report the slip and fall immediately to the owner and occupier of the property.
Report the slip and fall immediately
If your fall was on a city sidewalk, you must provide the municipality with written notice within 10 days. It is highly recommended that you retain a lawyer quickly to do this on your behalf. Failure to notify the city in time can invalidate your claim.
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future income loss
- Health care expenses
- Housekeeping and home maintenance expenses
- Family Law Act claims for family members
Compensation for slip and fall accidents include: