Slip and Fall Attorney
A slip or fall on someone else's property can lead to serious, long-lasting injuries.
If you believe that the property owner's negligence led to your fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Slip and fall attorney Lynn Harris helps accident victims in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah recover compensation for their injuries.
Slip and Fall Accidents & Premises Liability
A slip and fall injury is used to describe a fall-related injury that takes place on someone else's property because of the property owner's negligence. These accidents occur when people slip, trip, or fall because of dangerous conditions, such as:
- Defective staircases or elevators
- Icy, snowy, wet, or oily floors
- Poorly installed flooring, carpet, or thresholds
- Poor lighting conditions
- Lack of appropriate barriers or warnings
Slip and fall accidents relate to premises liability, which holds property owners responsible for maintaining a safe environment for visitors. In addition to slip and fall cases, premises liability cases include accidents involving:
- Inadequate security
- Dog bites
- Swimming pools
- Toxic chemicals
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall accidents can result in many types of serious injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
Not Sure If You Have a Case? Contact Our Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Mr. Harris has been practicing personal injury law in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah for over 30 years. During this time, he has helped many slip and fall accident victims recover compensation for their injuries. He can do the same for you.
For your convenience, we have four locations in Provo, Salt Lake City, Park City, and Lehi, UT.
To find out if you have a slip and fall accident claim, request a free consultation online or call us:
"We care about our clients as people first. Our team will take care of the legalities of your case so you can focus on your well-being."
Utah Slip and Fall Laws
Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Cases
The statute of limitations is a time limit for filing a personal injury claim. Every state has a different statute of limitations for personal injury cases. In Utah, fall accident victims and other personal injury victims have four years after the date of the accident to file a claim. However, if you are filing a lawsuit on behalf of a loved one who was wrongfully killed in a fall accident, you only have two years after the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you don't file a lawsuit before the statutory deadline expires, the court could dismiss your case entirely. Don't let the clock run out. Contact our Salt Lake City law firm to explore your legal options today.
Comparative Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases
Comparative negligence is a rule that limits how much you can recover in a slip and fall case if you are partially responsible for the fall accident.
In some slip and fall cases, the property owner (or defendant) will argue that you are partially responsible for your accident or injury. If the defense can prove that you were partially to blame for the accident, the court may reduce your award by the amount you are responsible for. For example, if you were 10 percent responsible for an accident and your award is $10,000, the court may reduce your award by 10 percent to $9,000.
If you share equal fault or greater fault compared to the property owner, you won't be able to recover any compensation, so contact our Utah slip and fall lawyer to build a strong defense that ensures the best possible outcome.
The Personal Injury Lawyer's Role in Slip and Fall Cases
Not all property owners involved in fall accidents are negligent. To have a successful slip and fall injury case, you will need to prove that the property owner was negligent and failed to take the appropriate steps to keep the property safe.
Proving fault and determining liability is difficult on your own. Mr. Harris works with accident reconstruction experts to prove that negligence was involved, ensuring that a negligent property owner is held liable for your injuries.
Fight Insurance Companies
Insurance companies are more interested in protecting themselves than they are in protecting you. If the property owner's insurance company refuses to compensate you fully or fairly, our Salt Lake City slip and fall lawyer can take them to court.
Do You Have a Valid Slip and Fall Claim?
- The property owner was negligent and knew that the premises were dangerous but did not take the proper steps to make the premises safer
- The property owner's negligence was directly responsible for your injury
- The property owner was not negligent, as they were unaware of the unsafe conditions on the premises and there was no way they could have known
- Your own negligence, such as ignoring a visible warning sign, led to your injury
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