Christine woke up prepared for a productive morning of business meetings and networking. She was the second to arrive at the local restaurant hosting the event, obtaining the first parking space. Less than five feet and she is at the door. But in that short distance, Christine found herself subject to a slip and fall accident. You see, the restaurant owner did not salt the parking lot and that five feet patch between her car and the restaurant door was covered in black ice. The interesting part of this situation is that is was not snowing, nor was it raining; no precipitation of any kind had fallen in days. A gentleman, attending the same event, came out and assisted Christine to stand and enter the building. An employee watched them enter, she made no comment or apology. It was recommended that she have someone salt their parking lot before the rest of the group arrived. Christine found herself in more pain as time progressed, but assumed with a little rest, she would be fine. If you have ever been in a slip and fall accident, you may know that, many times, the pain worsens before it improves. Christine is realizing that now.
Slip and fall accidents are quite common and a leading cause of customer injuries. The risks of outdoor injuries increase in the winter months. Slip and fall accidents frequently cause significant injuries – broken bones, fractures, back injuries, disk herniations, head injuries; the more serious injuries require medical attention, and long-term treatment. Some falls result in catastrophic injury, even death. The physical affects of the injury are only half the battle. How will your injury affect your daily life? What if you could not work or otherwise take care of your family?
Business owners have a responsibility to keep their premises, parking lot included, safe, free from debris, ice or other hazard. They have a duty to reasonably inspect the property for unsafe conditions, inside and out, and are required to either fix/repair the problem or give adequate warning/notice of the condition that may pose a risk of harm. Property owner common sense would avoid a situation like Christine’s.
Slip and fall accidents should never be taken lightly. They can have a major impact on a person for months, even years. Christine is suffering severe back pain. She may be fine in a few days, but she may need ongoing physical therapy. At this time, she really doesn’t know the full extent of her injuries. Failure to purchase or sprinkle some salt could change her life forever.
It seems clear that the restaurant owner, in Christine’s case, was negligent. This accident (most accidents) could have been prevented. If you or a loved one has suffered a slip and fall accident, it is important to contact an attorney to review your case. You may be able to pursue compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, loss of wages, and medical expenses. But, these types of accidents are sometimes difficult to resolve. Business owners and their insurance companies provide much opposition and delay tactics. These obstacles can often be as much of a burden as the injuries you suffer; disability often causes you to fall behind on important bills and obligations. Lawsuit funding is a service that helps tackle the financial hardship that injury victims endure as the result of the negligent conduct of others. Lawsuit funding is, typically provided contingent on the outcome of your case and is based only on your case. Your credit score, job status, delinquencies, etc. do not matter to the litigation funding provider. Lawsuit funding companies are looking only at the potential quality of your case and they please to assist you with you financial problems while your lawyer helps guide you through the long, difficult legal process. Lawsuit Financial is an example of an exemplary lawsuit funding company that can provide needed financial assistance in the form of slip and fall lawsuit funding, permitting you to meet your day-to-day financial obligations, while awaiting case resolution. We provide funding based on the merits of your case and in consultation with your attorney. If you win your case, you repay our principal and profit; if you lose your case, you owe us nothing. This is called non-recourse legal funding. If you are hurting, both physically and financially, the combination of a solid, professional lawsuit funding company and an experienced attorney (we will help you find one, if you need us to) you are a combination that the insurance companies will find hard to beat. For further information, please call us, toll free, at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) or visit our website.