Our lawyers help people who have been injured because of dangerous and defective property conditions.
A Slip and fall accident injures nearly three million people each year. Sadly, some 15,000 of those falls result in fatalities. Most slip/trip and fall accidents are preventable since they are typically the result of conditions such as water, ice, paint or other foreign substances on a walking surface that cause the accident. More often than not, negligence of a property owner or cleaning company is the cause of a slip and fall accident. If danger does exist, such as a spilled substance on the floor, you should expect to be effectively warned. But that is not always the case and in some instances, pedestrians are put at risk.
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, including:
In general, a premise hazard as it relates to slip and falls exists when the fall results from a foreign substance on the floor or from an otherwise unreasonable slippery condition.
Merchants, such as grocery stores and department stores, fall under a stricter standard. In these cases, plaintiff attorneys must prove, among other things that the merchant either created or had actual or constructive notice of the condition that caused the damage prior to the occurrence.
In order to adequately investigate an injury due to a slip and fall accident, you can do a few things to immediately protect yourself. Call The Glorioso Law Firm as soon as possible, document what you fell in or tripped over, take pictures if possible, file a claim with the property where the accident occurred and make sure all factors involving the accident are documented and investigated immediately. If possible, take photos of the accident scene and store that for future review. And don’t hesitate to call The Glorioso Law Firm if you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall.
Slip and Fall Attorney in New Orleans
It cannot be stated enough, if you fall, or have fallen, try your best to take pictures of what caused the fall. We know that this is easier said then done. In most of the slip and fall accidents and trip and fall cases the Glorioso Law Firm has handled, the person who fell was either too seriously injured or too embarrassed to immediately stop and look around for what caused the fall. This information can be critical to your case. Also remember to look for witnesses and don’t be too embarrassed to ask someone near by for help.
Top 5 things to do if you slip and fall:
1. Get help. Tell someone who works at the establishment. Don’t be embarrassed. Without any record of your incident, the establishment and/or insurance company will dispute whether you actually fell.
2. Take pictures. Document what caused you to fall. This is vital to a successful claim.
3. Get witness information (name and number) if any are present.
4. Be careful what you say when reporting incident. Contact a lawyer if possible before any statement is given. Remember that you may not know or feel the full extent of any injury immediately after a fall.
5. Get immediate medical treatment for any injuries.
Slip and falls are very common today, especially with older people. These injuries can be very serious.
If you are injured in a slip and fall, please call The Glorioso Law Firm, we can be reached at 504-569-9999