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Slip and Fall

Insurance companies and retail institutions want to settle quickly and pay you as little as possible. They have legions of attorneys who want the best for their client, the insurance company. No matter how nice they sound on the phone, you are vulnerable and alone without an attorney.

You need the experts at The Mezrano Law Firm to represent your interests. Insurance adjusters want to talk immediately with the victim and most people’s natural inclination is: “I’ll just tell them the truth.” You have more rights than you may be aware of. We don’t want our clients talking to anyone without us.

How Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?

When you are at someone’s property or out in a public location, certain factors increase your chances of slipping and falling.

Common reasons for slip and fall accidents include:

  • Changes in flooring surface (from tile to carpet for example)
  • Slippery or slick floors
  • Ice or snow
  • Uneven pavement or gravel
  • Cracks in sidewalks or flooring
  • Stairs that are too steep, that have broken handrails or that have narrow treads
  • Debris or foreign objects in walkways
  • Potholes
  • Curbs
  • Changes in the height of the floor or ground (such as a small step down).

Many slip and fall accidents can be prevented with proper maintenance and by exercising reasonable care in making a property safe for visitors. If there are hazards that cannot be fixed or corrected, the property owner or renter needs to adequately warn visitors of the hazard.


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How to Handle a Slip and Fall Incident

If you slip and fall in a public place, you can be your best advocate:

  •  Take all the photos you can at the time
  •  Report the incident to a manager
  •  Take down the names and numbers of witnesses
  •  If you need medical attention, get it immediately
  •  If you can, see if the problem is addressed right away

Often our investigators will return to the scene with you to recreate the incident. Our team will contact any witnesses and take the case from there. Your next job is to get better. If you need to see a doctor, follow the treatment plan until you are at 100 percent health.

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