Murphy Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents are more common than you might think. Slip and falls can occur anywhere, including in the workplace, stores, restaurants, businesses, sidewalks, and parking lots.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you probably have a lot of questions. A Murphy slip and fall lawyer could answer your questions and help you determine whether you have a valid claim for compensation. By working with a dedicated premises liability attorney you may be able to give yourself the greatest chance of success in an injury claim.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Although it may not seem as though falling a short distance can result in serious harm, that is not true. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and falls result in over one million emergency room visits every year.

Fractures are particularly prevalent in slip and fall accidents because person will typically use their hands and arms to brace themselves when they fall. This can cause a fracture to delicate bones in the hand, wrist, or arm. Furthermore, a slip and fall accident can cause a fracture in the hips or legs. Other common injuries include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and soft tissue injuries.

Property Owner Obligations

Slip and fall cases are considered premises liability actions and are some of the most common premises liability actions filed in Murphy. These accidents can be caused by several issues including spills, black ice, and broken steps. Property owners generally have a duty and obligation to take proactive steps to protect visitors on their property by fixing these issues. A vast majority of falls can be prevented by property owners taking care of their properties, repairing dangerous conditions, and cleaning spills.

However, the level of obligations a property owner has depends on why the person was visiting the land and what is considered reasonable. A person who was on a property illegally or a spill a property owner could not possibly have known about and cleaned may affect the owner’s liability. To determine the obligations of a property owner under specific circumstances, it is important to consult a Murphy slip and fall attorney.

Proving Liability in a Trip and Fall Case

When a landowner fails to routinely inspect, repair, and clean their premises, it can result in a person slipping and falling. However, this does not automatically mean that the property owner will be held liable for the person’s injuries. For a claim to be successful, it is generally necessary to prove the following elements:

  • The owner or occupier of land had actual or constructive knowledge of some hazardous condition on the premises
  • The condition posed an unreasonable risk
  • The owner or occupier did not exercise reasonable care to reduce or eliminate the risk of harm
  • The owner or occupier’s failure to use such care and/or failure to alert invitees proximately caused the plaintiff’s injuries

One of the biggest challenges in a slip and fall case is proving that the owner or occupier of the property was aware of the condition and did not exercise reasonable care. A knowledgeable attorney could leverage their experience by investigating the circumstances of the injury to help illustrate liability.

How a Murphy Slip and Fall Attorney Can Help

You should not have to suffer physical pain and face financial difficulties because of someone else’s negligence. If you were injured in a slip and fall, you have rights.

A Murphy slip and fall lawyer could explain your rights and help you explore your options. By pairing passionate advocacy with thorough research and investigation, an attorney could help you pursue compensation for your injuries and losses. Call us today.

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Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
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Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
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19:07 10 Dec 19
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17:02 10 Dec 19
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Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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