Slipping and falling, at the very least, is embarrassing. However, if you are here, you likely ended up more than embarrassed after your slip and fall. Slipping and falling can result in severe injuries, and pavement defects have been one of the biggest reasons people have been seriously hurt in slip and fall accidents.
If you have been injured because of negligent property management, we would be more than happy to help you get the justice you deserve. Our Buffalo slip and fall attorneys have been helping injured victims get the results they are entitled to for decades. If you want strong representation in your pursuit of justice, please call our office today to set up a free consultation.
Who is Liable for My Accident?
There are a few possible liable parties if pavement defects caused your slip and fall. It depends on where the accident happened. If you were hurt at someone’s house, such as their driveway, pool deck, or walkway, then the liable party, in this case, would be the homeowner.
If you were walking to a store and tripped outside, the liable party may be the property owner of that store.
Say you were hurt while tripping over pavement defects at a park. The liable party you will be pursuing compensation from is the municipality that owns that park. You should know that when you sue a municipality, you need to act very urgently. Most municipalities have strict rules about giving them timely notice about an impending lawsuit.
What Damages Am I Entitled To?
When you are injured due to pavement defects, you are entitled to all the damages you have faced and will have to face in the future. Negligent property management should be acknowledged. We never want you to hesitate to fight for your rights to total compensation, even if you know the person whose house you tripped on or you are intimidated by suing a municipality for pavement defects.
First, the compensation you receive from a homeowner is paid for by their insurance company. Second, our lawyer is more than capable of taking on a municipality. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to let us help you get what you deserve.
The types of damages that you are entitled to are your economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are your financial losses such as lost wages and medical bills. Non-economic damages account for the negative impact the slip and fall have on your life, such as pain and suffering.
What to Do to Get Full Compensation
The most important thing you should consider after getting seriously hurt in an accident caused by pavement defects is seeking medical attention. You need to get your injuries looked at by a doctor, get a diagnosis and start treatment right away.
You should also report your accident. For instance, if you fell in front of a store, report an accident to the store manager. If you fell on the pavement of someone’s home, you can call to make a police report. If the sidewalk belongs to a municipality, you need to report the incident as soon as possible. Many municipalities require notice within 30 days.
Obtaining representation should be a priority for you. A lawyer can help you build up your case so that you do not have to worry about all that while recovering from your injuries.
Free Consultation with a Slip and Fall Lawyer
If pavement defects have caused your slip and fall accident, you deserve full justice from the liable party’s insurance company. Our slip and fall lawyer, Kenneth Hiller, has been helping injured victims for many years. If you would like fierce and relentless representation, please give us a call right away. We would be more than happy to set you up with a free consultation.