According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of five falls causes a serious injury. If you have suffered injury in a slip and fall caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. If you have been injured in a slip and fall, you should speak to a knowledgeable Butte slip and fall attorney as soon as you can.
Why Choose Everett Cook Law For Your Slip and Fall Case?
- At Everett Cook Law, we have decades of experience helping clients get justice for injuries caused by negligence and wrongdoing.
- We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the financial compensation they need to recover from their injuries.
A slip and fall can result in medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress, and you deserve compensation for your damages if your injury was caused by someone’s negligence. Put your case in the capable hands of the Montana slip and fall injury lawyers at Everett Cook Law. Contact (406) 563-5005 to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation.
What Are Some Conditions That Can Make You Fall?
Falls can happen in the workplace or while you are out and about carrying on your daily activities. According to the CDC, physiological conditions such as lower body weakness, difficulty with walking and balance, and vision problems contribute to falling. Other risk factors include hazards such as uneven floors, wet or slippery floors, clutter, or unsecured rugs.
Obtaining Compensation For Your Injuries
The circumstances around your slip and fall will determine from whom you can get compensation. If your slip and fall takes place at the workplace, in the course of performing your duties to your employer, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. If your slip and fall takes place outside of the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation based on negligence.
Regardless of where the slip and fall took place, a crucial step in getting compensation for your injury is proving causation. You must prove that the injuries and damages suffered were caused by the slip and fall. Often, defendants will try to avoid liability by asserting that the injuries you sustained were not caused by the slip and fall.
Property Owners’ Liability
Property owners and occupiers have a duty to keep their property in reasonably safe condition to protect lawful visitors to the property. However, property owners and occupiers owe no duty of care to trespassers, except that they may be held liable to a trespasser if they willfully create or allow a dangerous condition to exist on their property.
What if You are Partially Responsible for Your Slip and Fall?
The defendant may try to avoid liability by arguing that your actions contributed to your slip and fall. Even if you may have been partially responsible for your slip and fall accident, you may still be able to recover compensation for your damages. Montana follows the modified comparative negligence theory, which allows injured persons to recover compensation for their injury, as long as they are less than 50% at fault for their slip and fall injury.
Contact an Experienced Butte Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact an experienced Montana slip and fall lawyer to find out your legal options. We offer free consultations and case evaluations. Contact us at (406) 563-5005 today to speak with one of our passionate and experienced Butte slip and fall lawyers.