I Slipped And Fell On Ice – Do I Have A Case?
December 31st, 2021
Did you know that if you suffered personal injuries in a slip and fall on ice, you may have a legal case? For over two decades, I have been helping the injured in slip and fall cases against landlords, shopping centers, and other landowners. If you have been in a personal injury in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, you can call or text me 24/7 for a free consultation.
How Do I Recover Money Damages After A Slip And Fall?
Slip and fall claims fall under premises liability law. In Rhode Island and in Massachusetts where our plaintiff personal injury law firm practices law, you must prove your case (satisfy your burden of proof) in order to make a monetary recovery.
The starting point is to establish that another party, such as a property owner, owed you a legal duty to keep its property in a safe condition. When you experience a slip and fall on ice or icy conditions such as snow and ice then if that occurs on another’s property, there may be an argument that this condition was unsafe.
The next elements for you to prove is that the slip and fall caused you damages. Legal causation can be a complex and disputed element of your case. Or example, if you already have a back injury, you may argue that the slip and fall aggravated your back injury or caused a new injury. The term “damages” refers to the categories you may ask a jury to award you money for such as lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Slip and fall cases are hard to win. This is because in addition to proving your case (the elements above), the defendant will likely argue that even if the condition was dangerous, you should have seen it and avoided it. For example, when you slip and fall on ice here in New England, our opponents regularly argue that since you live in New England you know that it can be icy and should be more careful. Despite these challenges, I am proud that at Bottaro Law, have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our slip and fall clients. Check out our case result page and I am glad to answer your questions in this regard.
Now that you understand the legal elements, you should know how our personal injury lawyers here at Bottaro Law will evaluate the facts (evidence) needed to prove these elements. Do you have photos of the dangerous condition? Were there any witnesses? For a slip and fall on ice, who was responsible for shoveling and treating the area?
You also need to understand the identity of the target defendant(s). Is it a landowner? Tenant? Town or state entity? How do you place these entities on notice of your claim? How do you communicate with them? These are all important questions that only the best slip and fall lawyers here in Rhode Island and Massachusetts will know to ask and investigate!
Do I Need A Lawyer After A Slip And Fall?
If you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall, than I strongly urge you to contact an experienced personal injury law firm.
You need an experienced personal injury law firm after a slip and fall injury for several reasons. First, there are important tasks that need to get done right away. Here at Bottaro Law, we know how to properly investigate your case, seeking out evidence, and properly preparing your case. Remember, in a premises liability case such s a slip and fall, you as the injured party bear a high burden of proof in order to recover any monetary damages. Additionally, there are time deadlines. Sometimes, in Rhode Island for example, you may need to provide written notice in a specified manner within weeks of a personal injury.
At Bottaro Law, we help our clients throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts after a slip and falls with personal injuries.
Who Are The Best Slip And Fall Personal Injury Lawyers In Rhode Island / Massachusetts? Experience Matters!
As founding partner here at the Bottaro Law firm, I am proud of our team. We are local to the region and have decades of combined experience in limiting our practice to standing up for the injured after a slip and fall injury. We only work for the injured, never the big car insurance companies!
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