It can happen to anyone just about anywhere: a stumble, slip, trip or fall. And if it happens to you on someone else’s property, what should be your next step?
In a recent interview on Good Day Tulsa, injury lawyer Michael Carr explained the concept of liability in a slip and fall case as well as what an individual should do if they find themselves in a slip and fall situation.
“The first thing you should do is try to take some pictures if you can…and in addition to that, tell the store owner about it so there’s some kind of an incident report,” explained Carr.
According to Carr, most property and business owners are not liable for naturally occurring substances like snow or ice that may accumulate in parking lots. However, if the owner attempts to clear away the substance, but does a poor job of doing so, the property or business owner could be held liable if someone slips or falls. Liability can be extremely complex in slip and fall cases, so it’s always best to consult with a local attorney.
“If it’s determined that a business owner is responsible…then the injured person could seek compensation for their medical bills, trips to the hospital…if they missed work they could also seek compensation for that too…” Carr concluded.
If you’ve got questions about a slip and fall accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to the injury lawyers at Carr & Carr for a complimentary consultation at 866-510-0580.