Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall injuries can happen just about anywhere, and while most of the time the injuries are limited to some sore muscles and wounded pride, in some cases injuries can be catastrophic. Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer serious falls each year, many of them elderly or disabled adults who are already suffering from medical conditions and prior injuries. This is why it’s so important for property owners to maintain a safe premises for others they welcome onto their grounds.
In Oklahoma, the law provides various rights for those who are injured in slip and fall cases. To see if your injury entitles you to financial compensation, call DODD HENRY today.
What Is a Slip and Fall Injury?
Not all falls are “compensable” injuries. In other words, just because you fell and got injured does not mean you are automatically entitled to money. Rather, Oklahoma law says that property owners must meet certain basic and reasonable obligations to keep their property safe. When they fail to do so and it causes someone harm, the victim may have a right to seek compensation. Slip and fall injuries can happen in a lot of different ways, depending on the type of property. Here are some common slip and fall injuries.
How Can a Person Be Compensated for a Slip And Fall?
First, you have to determine who was the owner of the property and whether anyone else may have been in direct control at the time. Next, you must prove that the property owner or business proprietor owed you a specific duty, and that they breached that duty in some way by failing to take reasonable steps to repair defects or warn you of those defects. The property owner’s responsibility will vary depending on the nature of the property and your relationship to the owner. Finally, you must show that the owner’s negligence caused you physical injuries.
At DODD HENRY, our attorneys have years of experience fighting to prove negligence in slip and fall cases. Roger Dodd is one of America’s leading trial lawyers, and for decades he’s been considered an authority on the subject of obtaining compensation for injury victims. If you’ve suffered an injury after a fall, call our firm today to schedule a personalized free consultation.
Known as premises liability claims in the legal world, steps our slip & fall attorneys can take to improve your odds of winning can include:
Just because you fell, doesn’t mean the property owner is responsible for your personal injuries. That’s why you need a team of experienced slip & fall attorneys like Roger Dodd and Shane Henry to help you navigate a premises liability claim. Our legal team can arrange to meet you at our Tulsa, Oklahoma City or Norman law firm locations or a specified location in your community.Lern More