Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers in Upper Marlboro

Slip or Trip & Fall Claims in Prince George’s County

Did you slip on a wet floor in a grocery store? Or did you trip while visiting a friend’s house? In either situation or something similar, you could have the right to bring a claim against the property owner for your injuries and damages.

The Farmer & Klopfer in Upper Marlboro can help you understand your rights as someone who was hurt on a different person’s property. We know how to make effective slip and fall accident claims that convince the insurance company to offer a fair settlement. If they are stubborn, then we will be ready to slam them in court with strong evidence of liability. One way or another, we want to be the team that fights for the most compensation possible in your name.

For more information during a free consultation, dial (301) 265-2220.

Causes of Slip & Trips

Anywhere you go, there is a risk of a slip and trip hazard. This is just how common these issues are in day-to-day situations. However, the risk of a slip or trip hazard causing someone to suffer a serious injury increases greatly when a property owner is negligent in their duty to protect visitors from such hazards.

Dangerous slip and trip hazards vary but can include:

  • Lifted carpeting
  • Wet tile floors
  • Broken concrete
  • Missing handrails
  • Uneven steps
  • Stray cabling or wires

What Duty Does a Proprietor Owe to Visitors?

Property owners must take care of slip and trip hazards before they can hurt someone who visits their property. However, the amount of care that a property owner must exercise to identify such hazards depends on the type of visitor on their property. For example, a store owner must look for hazards before allowing shoppers in the store, but a homeowner only needs to warn visitors about potential hazards that they already know about.

Injuries Suffered in Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are not a “minor” problem. Falling down can cause severe, life-changing injuries. Elders and people with preexisting injuries are especially vulnerable to suffering a catastrophic injury by falling down. If you took a bad tumble, then you should see a doctor right away and get a diagnosis.

Serious injuries that can be suffered in a slip and fall accident include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Back injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Broken bones

Be ready for a legal fight. Call (301) 265-2220 now.

Do You Have to Sue Your Friend?

Many people who fall at a friend’s house or the home of a family member don’t want to bring a slip and fall accident claim. They fear that they will have to sue their friend, and that process will ruin their friendship and possibly their friend’s finances. We want to tell you that this is not the case.

When you file a slip and fall accident claim, you will file against the proprietor’s insurance provider, not the proprietor themselves. The insurance company will have to pay for your damages, and such companies have large financial coffers to pay for cases just like yours. Don’t ever feel bad for making an insurance company hold up its end of an insurance contract, even if they sold that contract to your friend.

Ready to Fight for You – Call Now

We think you should be given the most compensation after a bad fall. Our Upper Marlboro slip and fall accident attorneys are standing by to help you make the most of your claim. We focus on high-value cases that bring the worst out of insurance defense companies. They will have to answer to the best of our team, though.

Be ready for a legal fight. Call (301) 265-2220 now.

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