Hurt in an Oklahoma City Slip and Fall Accident?
Our attorneys understand the process
Slip and fall accidents in Oklahoma City can be complicated and frustrating for injury victims. But proving the negligence of an owner of a property or premises requires strong evidence. Even those who are aware of their surroundings could experience a slip and fall accident when hazardous conditions are ignored by property owners.
The experienced slip and fall accident lawyers at Lawter & Associates, PLLC have a vast amount of legal knowledge and understand how to handle premises liability claims. We can launch an investigation and find out where negligence can be proven. Contact our law office today and find out how we can help you.
Slip and fall accidents explained
In order to have a viable premises liability claim, one of the following criteria must be proven:
- Property or premises owner knew about hazardous condition and did nothing to fix it.
- Hazardous condition was highly visible and evident, and therefore, the property or premises owner should have known about it.
- Property or premises owner caused hazardous condition which resulted in your injury.
Hazardous conditions that can result in a slip and fall include:
- Liquids or substances that cause slippery conditions
- Cracks, holes and uneven floor or sidewalk surfaces
- Objects and debris on the floor or sidewalk
- Poor lighting
- Broken stairs or hand railings
- Icy conditions on stairs or sidewalk (only applies if the property or premises owner had enough time to remove it)
Common slip and fall injuries include:
- Spinal injuries
- Injuries to soft tissue and ligaments
- Bone fractures
- Head injuries
- Cuts, bruises and contusions
- Death (in rare cases)
Why you need an attorney
That statute of limitations for a premises liability claim in Oklahoma is two years. That might seem like a long time. But the sooner you take action, the more likely you’ll be able to build a strong claim. Your first course of action should be to document the time, date, location, address and business name where your slip and fall happened. You should then take pictures of the conditions that caused your slip and fall accident.
Handling a premises liability claim can be painstaking and difficult. Property or premises owners often go to great lengths to deny any negligence on their part. Don’t count on the negligent party’s insurance company to compensate you for your losses. They’ll often stop at nothing to reduce their own costs and often do so at your expense. They may attempt to pin the blame on you. And if they’re generous enough, they may offer you a small settlement that barely covers the cost of your medical expense and lost wages.
That’s not right. That’s why you should seek the legal advocacy of an experienced Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer at Lawter & Associates, PLLC. We understand the claims process. We know the tricks insurance companies often use. We can fight to hold negligent property owners, and their insurance companies, accountable for your losses.
Your claim won’t come with any hidden costs. You don’t owe us any money unless we win. That’s because we work on a contingency basis fee. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. You can also call our Oklahoma City office at 866-584-1027.
Lawter & Associates, PLLC
3313 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73118