A Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case
Slip and fall accidents are often treated as insignificant events, but they can be extremely serious accidents, especially for those over the age of 65. Wet floors, uneven paths, and poorly-lit walkways can all create hazards that lead to devastating accidents.
The Advocates’ personal injury attorneys have been representing accident victims for nearly three decades, so we understand what you’re going through. Our slip and fall accident attorneys are committed to fighting for your rights and getting you on the road to recovery.
If you’ve been injured due to a property owner’s negligence in Omaha, Lincoln, or elsewhere in Nebraska, you need a competent, caring attorney for your premises liability claim. Contact the accident lawyers at The Advocates’ personal injury law firm today for a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not every accident requires an attorney. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex. Your attorney will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.
The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an attorney. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.
Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees when you hire The Advocates.
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. You will not pay us unless we win your case, and you receive a settlement.
Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.
In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.
When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.
In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your attorney will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.
A Team of Personal Injury Lawyers Assigned to Your Case
For nearly 30 years, The Advocates have helped thousands of personal injury victims receive the compensation and care they deserve after their accidents, and we are prepared to do the same for you.
We can help you:
- Understand the claims process
- Access medical care and other treatment such as physical therapy
- Investigate your accident
- Build your case
- Negotiate with insurance adjusters
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Nebraska Slip and Fall Statistics
Nebraska slip, trip, and fall statistics
- One out of five falls causes a serious injury
- Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries
- Slips, trips, and falls are the second-most common fatal work accident nationwide
- The highest rates of fall accidents happen to people who are over 65 years old, people with disabilities, and people who live in rural areas
- Once a person has been injured from a fall, they are more likely to fall again
- Over a five-year period, the hospitalization rate for fall injuries in Nebraska was 230.4 per 100,000 Nebraskans
- The median hospital charge for fall injuries during the same five-year period was over $27,000
- The most common injuries following slips, trips, and falls are to the extremities, but the most serious injuries are head and neck injuries
Common causes of slip and fall accidents:
A fall can happen just about anywhere, at any time. However, certain circumstances may increase the risk of slips, trips, and falls:
- Unmarked wet floors: When a spill happens in a public space, it should be cleaned up as quickly as possible to prevent slipping. Wet floor signs should be present until the spill is completely cleaned and dried
- Snow and ice: Nebraska is prone to icy conditions in the winter. Many slip and fall accidents happen during these months
- Uneven surfaces: Cracks or potholes in sidewalks, parking lots, or walkways present a tripping hazard, particularly if they are difficult to see
- Obstacles or hazards on walkway: People, especially those who are visually impaired or otherwise disabled, may trip and fall over objects left in walkways
- Falls from work equipment: Many workers’ compensation claims are a result of slips and falls while working
Common slip and fall injuries
Depending on several factors, slip and fall injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. Some common injuries resulting from fall accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord, neck, and back injuries
- Broken bones, especially hips
- Sprains and strains, particularly to the wrists, hands, or ankles
Nebraska Premises Liability Laws
Who is responsible for my slip and fall accident?
Proving liability in a slip and fall accident can be difficult and complex. Many factors must be proven by the injured party before a property owner may be considered negligent.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you will need to prove negligence by establishing the following:
- Duty: The property owner was responsible for keeping the area safe for you
- Breach of duty: The property owner failed to keep the area reasonably safe
- Causation: The dangerous conditions on the property caused your injury
- Damages: You suffered damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, or even funeral expenses for a loved one due to the property owner’s negligence
In general, property owners are not responsible for injuries sustained by trespassers, or for injuries that were not caused by dangerous conditions on their property.
If you aren’t sure whether you have a valid personal injury claim, contact a slip and fall accident lawyer with The Advocates for an initial consultation.
Are slip and falls covered by insurance?
Many businesses have general liability insurance that should cover damages resulting from a slip and fall accident. This coverage is not required under Nebraska law, but many business owners choose to purchase it.
If your injury happened at another person’s home, their homeowners’ insurance should cover a personal injury lawsuit. Regardless of where your accident occurred, your injuries will only be covered if you can prove negligence on the part of the property owner.
What is the statute of limitations for slip and falls?
For any personal injury case, the injured party only has a certain amount of time to file their claim. After that time period is up, they lose their ability to collect any damages. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations.
In Nebraska, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is 4 years. However, it is a good idea to file your claim as soon as possible. Premises liability cases can take a long time to settle, so acting quickly gives you the best chance of receiving a settlement. If you think you have a case, contact a personal injury lawyer so they may help you understand your options and begin working on your claim.
Why Should I Hire a Nebraska Slip and Fall Attorney?
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you will need to prove negligence on the part of the property owner before you may collect compensation for your damages.
Proving negligence can quickly become a complex task– attempting to do this on your own may be difficult, stressful, and potentially detrimental to your recovery. A personal injury lawyer with The Advocates can provide you with the legal representation you need.
We will help you compile evidence from your accident, keep track of your medical records, and negotiate with insurance companies. We will be here for you with sound legal advice, a listening ear, and competent representation that looks out for your rights.
The Advocates provide open, honest communication and regular updates on your case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. You deserve an attorney who looks out for your best interests. You deserve an Advocate.
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