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Did Your Slip-And-Fall Accident Stem From Negligence?

Even minor falls can produce extremely serious injuries. When people do not properly maintain their property, surfaces can become deadly. With the application of water on certain paints or surfaces, the end result can be an ice-like slickness.

In restaurants and retail stores, when foreign substances spill, it is critical that staff block off the area. When people fall, they can seriously injure their knee, wrist, elbow, shoulder, face, jaw, teeth or hips.

If you or a loved one has suffered a slip-and-fall accident on a commercial or residential property, we are ready to put our experience to work for you.

Slip-And-Fall Injury Frequently Asked Questions

If you are looking for an experienced Columbus slip-and-fall accident attorney, look no further than Colley Shroyer Abraham. We offer free consultations where we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. To get started, here are a few we see most often:

What are the most common reasons for slip-and-fall accidents in Columbus?

Many slip-and-fall accidents happen due to property owner negligence, such as a property owner who does not clear ice and snow from the sidewalk. Inadequate lighting, slick floors and neglected parking lots are also common issues.

How do I know if a property owner’s negligence caused my slip-and-fall accident?

An experienced Columbus slip-and-fall accident attorney can help determine if negligence was involved in your case. Negligence is often when the property owner overlooks a dangerous condition – such as ignoring a leaking pipe and a slick floor just to keep a store open.

What kind of evidence is needed to prove a slip-and-fall case?

Every case is different, but the kinds of evidence used in slip-and-fall cases can include surveillance video (especially when falls happen inside commercial buildings or in parking lots), photos of the scene or your injuries, medical records and eyewitness statements.

What should I do immediately after an accident to protect my rights?

The best thing to do is seek medical treatment right away, even if you aren’t sure that you’re seriously injured. You need care for the injury, of course, and this also provides medical evidence connecting your injuries to your fall. This medical documentation can make it easier to make a successful claim for your damages.

What elements must be proven in a slip-and-fall claim?

Negligence needs to be shown on the part of the property owner. The evidence needs to show a chain of events. First, that a duty of care was owed. Second, that the duty was breached. Third, that the breach led to injuries. Fourth, the injuries led to direct damages like medical bills and lost wages. A Columbus slip-and-fall accident lawyer can help you look into all potential types of compensation.

Dangerous Property Liability Lawyers

We have more than 40 years of experience working on slip-and-fall injury cases that have occurred in:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Parking ramps
  • Swimming pools
  • Hotels
  • Schools

We are prepared to bring our client-centric advocacy and investigation expertise to fully build a case for negotiation or litigation. This rigorous approach to preparation ensures that we do everything to obtain all compensation to which you are entitled, solely on contingency.

An example of our success.

  • $950,000 settlement – A middle-aged woman attending a meeting at a hospital slipped and fell while exiting the restroom. Two days later, she developed a blood clot in her leg that resulted in her death. Liability disputed.

At Colley Shroyer Abraham, our attorneys represent injured people in Columbus and throughout Ohio, including Logan, Waverly and Delaware County.

Contact us at 614-678-5072 for a free consultation.