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Slip, Trip and Fall Lawyers Oklahoma

If you have slipped, tripped or fallen due to the negligence of someone else, under Oklahoma law, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. I help accident victims.

Privett Law is an Oklahoma personal injury law firm with years of experience representing clients who have been injured by slip and fall / premises liability accidents. The State of Oklahoma enforces strict liability for property owners, and these properties can include shopping malls, amusement parks, grocery stores, hospitals, office buildings, restaurants, gas stations, and construction sites, as well as private property.

Slip and fall accidents are serious and can often cause significant injuries. There exists responsibility on the part of a property owner to maintain their property in a safe and consistent manner as to avoid the existence of hazardous conditions. When a property owner fails to do this, and someone is injured as the result, the property owner becomes liable for any damages sustained.

Oklahoma Slip and Fall Accident Statistics

More than ten million cases of slip and fall injury happen in the United States each year. Statistics from the National Safety Council show slip and fall injuries as the leading cause of nonfatal injuries treated in the emergency room. Studies further show that 60% of all falls are related to a slipping or tripping incident, with such causes as foreign objects on a walking surface, a design inconsistency on a walking surface, and/or a slippery surface caused by various factors, i.e. weather, spills, etc.

Types of Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

Types of accidents resulting in slip and fall injuries can include slipping or tripping on broken sidewalks, uneven floors, cracked or broken steps, puddles of water, broken railings, gaps in the ground such as open manholes, or swimming pool accidents. Slip and fall accidents can also be the result of slipping on premises with insufficient lighting or floors covered with heavy debris.

Injuries Suffered from Oklahoma Slip and Falls

The most frequent types of injuries stemming from slip and fall accidents are sprains, fractures, bruising, scarring, and in worse cases, broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other conditions that can lead to coma or death.

Fall Down Lawsuit Damages

Compensation for a slip and fall injury can include coverage for medical expenses (current and projected), lost income such as wages, bonuses, overtime pay and promotional pay, and loss of estimated future income that has been lost as the result of the accident.

Oklahoma Slip and Fall Lawsuits

In order for a slip and fall victim lawsuit to be successful in court, it must be proven that the owner of the premises either A) caused the damage to the property resulting in the victim’s injury, B) knew of the dangerous condition(s) and failed to fix the property, or C) should have known about the dangerous condition as it would have been evident to a property owner who took responsible and diligent care of his or her property— thus is liable for negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a slip and fall accident, the first step is to seek medical attention to determine the extent of your injuries. Your next step should be to consult with me and I can discuss your case with you and your litigation options.

OK Statute of Limitations: Slip, Trip and Fall

Slip and fall injury claims must be brought within two years in the State of Oklahoma. If the statute of limitations expires before a slip and fall lawsuit is brought, a claimant faces the possibility of having his or her case dismissed. In order to avoid this event, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible following a slip and fall accident, to fight for the compensation to which you are entitled and protect your legal rights.

Know Oklahoma Law and Protect Your Rights

Slip and fall accidents come under the area of law known as premises liability. This is a very specific area of law that requires a knowledgeable team of experts who have experience defending these types of cases in court. A successful slip and fall case in the State of Oklahoma depends strictly on liability, and seasoned slip and fall attorneys have the expertise to hold liable parties at fault, and successfully try, and win, your case. Contact the firm today for a full consultation.

Dangerous premises conditions need to be investigated quickly in order to try a successful case. Privett Law will provide the experts to thoroughly investigate the premises, and will fight for any compensation to which you are entitled as a result of your injury. Contact the firm today for a full consultation.