Slip & Fall Accidents
Falling accidents may not seem as severe as traffic accidents, but they can actually result in significant and lasting injury. Significant slip and fall/trip and fall accidents are often the result of unsafe conditions, which means that the injured party is entitled to compensation. If you or a loved one have suffered personal injury following a fall, you are likely entitled to an insurance settlement.
In order to prove negligence in a slip and fall/trip and fall case, the injured party has to prove that the conditions they were in were unsafe. The tricky part here is that property conditions can be easily changed. If you fell and hurt yourself due to a loose handrail, it is easy for the property owner to fix the handrail before the case is ever established. This is why our first step in an slip and fall/trip and fall case is to hold the property owners accountable.
We recommend that any slip and fall/trip and fall victim take copious photos of the environmental conditions right when the fall occurs. This will help us to build our case.
In most slip and fall/trip and fall cases, insurance companies will claim that the victim should have taken more care, and is actually responsible for their own injury. Mark Martinez is familiar with these insurance companies practices, and will be prepared to counter it. Martinez will make sure that the embarrassment of a fall does not lead to the victim settling for less than they deserve from the insurance company.
If you or a loved one have suffered a back, ankle, knee, or hip injury following a slip and fall/trip and fall accident, call Mark Martinez to discuss the details of your potential case.