Insurance companies frequently deny slip and fall victims’ claims for a variety of legal reasons. Several legal defenses are available to property owners and their insurance carriers in premises liability lawsuits. A slip and fall attorney can assist victims in constructing a strong case and fighting for the compensation they deserve.
What Does a Slip And Fall Claim Entail?
Premises liability covers slip and fall claims. When a victim is injured as a result of a risky condition on a property, it is known as a slip and fall. Property owners fail to maintain their properties, resulting in dangerous situations. Property owners are required by the Oklahoma Premises Liability Act to offer reasonable care to those who are present on the premises. Property owners are responsible for ensuring that the property is reasonably safe and doing routine upkeep.
What is the Process for Investigating and Preparing a Slip and Fall Case?
A victim must show that a property owner knew or should have known about a dangerous situation and failed to provide a warning or correct the problem in order to win a slip and fall lawsuit. Photographs, surveillance video, and maintenance records can all be gathered by a slip and fall lawyer. Potential witnesses can also be found and interviewed by an attorney. This evidence can also be utilized by an attorney to defeat common defenses in slip and fall instances.
How Do Legal Defenses Get Overcome?
Property owners may argue that they are not liable because they were unaware of or had no reason to be aware of a harmful condition on their property. Property owners may also argue that a victim is forbidden from recovering anything under Oklahoma modified comparative law if the victim is 50 percent or more at fault. Building a strong case raises the chances of a victim’s case succeeding against these defenses.
What Kinds of Compensation Can You Get?
Victims can sue for damages based on the expense of medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering during a trial. Building a strong case raises the likelihood of a positive trial judgment. A well-prepared case gives a property owner and his or her insurance carrier a strong incentive to settle out of court rather than go to trial.
If you had an accident and feel you may need legal advice, contact the Law Offices of Dakota Low to receive a free confidential case evaluation and advice as to what should do to be compensated for your injuries. Contact Dakota Low today for a free case review and consultation at 405.601.8899 or use our contact form.