Slipping, tripping, or falling can result in serious personal injuries. Our boise slip and fall attorneys can help you defend your rights and maximize compensation for your injuries.
Even if you feel embarrassed or that you should have seen and avoided the hazard, the property owner is still negligent if he or she could have reasonably prevented the dangerous condition. As long as you were not doing something unreasonably unsafe—such as running through a store—when you were injured, you have the right to recover for the property owner’s negligence.
After you have sought medical attention for your injuries and documented how and why the accident happened, call the attorneys who know how to help. There is no need for you to suffer alone and without resources.
To find out what you may be able to recover, talk to Litster Frost Injury Lawyers. We’re one of the largest personal injury firms in Idaho, and we dedicate our practice to helping those injured in slip-and-fall accidents and other personal injury accidents. We operate on a contingency basis, so we don’t take a fee unless you recover. For a free consultation, schedule an appointment now.
Property Owners Have These Responsibilities
- Ensuring that any areas open to the public are in good repair
- Performing routine preventive maintenance
- Monitoring regularly for any new hazards
- Clearing sidewalks during snow season—in front of Boise businesses by 9:00 A.M. and throughout the day if snow continues
Our firm will help you identify the responsible party, gather the proof you need, and seek the maximum compensation you’re entitled to under the law.
We’ll also work with any insurance companies covering the property owner to try to get a recovery without going to court. However, if the amount they offer doesn’t seem fair to you, and they are unwilling to offer more, we will be ready to take your case to trial.
COMMON CAUSES OF SLIP, TRIP, AND FALL ACCIDENTS
- Wet Floors
- Inclement Weather
- Spilled Liquids
- Dropped Items
- Cracked/Uneven Surfaces
- Unprotected Wires/Hoses
- Yard Waste
In shopping centers, for example—While the supermarket employees are required to put up “Caution, Wet Floor” signs, they may not yet be aware of the spill.
* While these are not the only possible causes, these are very common.
POTENTIAL INJURIES CAUSED BY SLIP-AND-FALL ACCIDENTS
Falling can put a twist on the bone which attaches your leg to your body, resulting in a broken hip bone. These injuries are very painful and often slow to heal.
Falling on ice, concrete, or other hard surfaces can result in slipped discs. This can require surgery and years of therapy to get back to where you once were.
Anyone who has ever had to endure weeks and weeks in a cast knows that breaking an arm is no fun!
Brain injuries can cause serious issues for long periods of time. They can affect your balance, internal temperature regulation, cognitive abilities, and physcial capabilities.
HOW TO PROVE THE FAULT OF THE ACCIDENT
The assistance of a good PI will ease your mind, since an investigator knows how to collect and keep track of all vital information needed to prove your side of the story.
Photographs of the hazard at the time you fell
Eye Witness Testimony
Gather as many names and phone numbers as there were people who saw what happened or observed the hazardous conditions.
Doctor’s reports of your injury, including forensic evidence of the cause of injury
WHO DO YOU MAKE A SLIP-AND-FALL CLAIM AGAINST?
The Party Responsible for the Dangerous Situation
It’s important to make sure you identify the right party, because bringing a suit against the wrong party could result in your claim being dismissed and you missing the deadline to bring it against the responsible party.
Sometimes, however, it isn’t always clear who the responsible party is if the property isn’t owned and operated by the same entity.
When the Accident Happened Inside
If the slip-and-fall happened inside of a rented business, you would likely recover directly from the business.
When the Accident Happened Outside
If the accident happened outside, it may be the responsibility of that business, a neighboring business, the landlord, or a management company.
When the Accident Happened On a Sidewalk
Sidewalks are another special case—they are usually the responsibility of the private property owner even if they were installed by the city and are located within a public easement.