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Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys in McAlester, OK

Trusted Slip and Fall Attorneys Fighting For Oklahoma

Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer McAlester, OKAt times, the negligence of property owners may result in dangerous conditions for customers and guests, leading to serious accidents injury. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a slippery surface, broken sidewalk or another issue on someone else’s property, contact the experienced McAlester personal injury attorneys at Edwards & Patterson Law right away.

We are well versed in premises liability law, using our extensive background to explore all of your legal options. We examine the details of your accident and find out what caused it, refusing to back down when it comes to holding negligent premises owners accountable for their actions — or lack of action.

We care. We fight. We win!

How Can an Oklahoma Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Help Me?

The experienced premises liability attorneys at Edwards & Patterson Law are ready to investigate the cause of your fall and the injuries you suffered because of it. We are committed to helping you explore your legal options moving forward.

Here are some of the steps we are ready to take on your behalf after a slip and fall injury in Oklahoma:

  • Review all the details of the fall and determine who should be held responsible for your injuries.
  • Seek out all available sources of insurance coverage and other potential sources of compensation, such as a responsible business owner.
  • Calculate the full extent of your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, property damage, pain and suffering and more.
  • Handle all communications with the insurance company, the courts and others involved in the case.
  • Negotiate with the responsible parties for a fair settlement.
  • Fight for you in court if a settlement is not possible.

Contact us today for a free consultation and free advice about your best legal options. Our Oklahoma slip and fall attorneys want to help!

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

There are many different scenarios in which a slip and fall accident may occur, including in the workplace. In fact, the National Safety Council found that about 15 percent of all workplace fatalities were the result of a slip and fall due to dangerous conditions on an employer’s premises.

However, these accidents also tend to happen on sidewalks, in retail stores or restaurants, in public parks and on private property.

The following are some of the most common reasons why slips and falls occur:

  • Cracked or uneven sidewalks
  • Blocked walkways or aisles
  • Poorly lit areas
  • Tattered and worn carpeting

  • Spills and recently mopped floors
  • Unsafe stairways without proper railings
  • Unexpected changes in flooring levels

Types of Trip and Fall Injuries

The victims of slip and fall accidents may suffer a wide range of personal injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries, including those that cause paralysis
  • Broken bones, especially broken hips in older adults
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Back injuries

  • Knee and ankle injuries
  • Wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries
  • Chipped teeth
  • Lacerations
  • Severe bruises

In the most serious cases, a slip and fall accident could even be fatal. In the case of a deadly slip and fall accident, the surviving family members may be entitled to recover compensation through an Oklahoma wrongful death claim.

Compensation Available for Accident Victims

If someone else did something careless or reckless that caused your fall and injuries, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Wrongful death benefits

In exceptional cases, you may be able to recover punitive damages that are intended to punish grossly negligent, careless or reckless behavior that leads to personal injuries.

What to Do After a Trip and Fall Accident

  • Seek emergency medical treatment.
  • Notify the property owner or management of a business about the accident.
  • Gather contact information from anyone who witnessed your fall or the conditions that caused your fall.
  • Take photos of the accident scene and your injuries.
  • If you choose not to receive medical treatment on the scene, be sure to get a full medical exam as soon as possible after the accident. Make certain the doctor knows that you fell.
  • Follow through with all prescribed medical treatments and rehabilitation.
  • Keep copies of medical bills and statements.
  • Maintain detailed records about any time missed from work due to your injuries.
  • Keep all shoes and clothing you wore at the time of the accident and do not wash them.
  • Consider writing down daily notes about your recovery and how your injuries have affected your life.
  • Get in touch with an experienced McAlester or Tulsa personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options as soon as possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.

The Premises Liability Accident Claim Process

After a case has undergone a thorough investigation and your injuries have reached maximum medical improvement, your attorney will likely attempt to negotiate a settlement with the party responsible for your slip and fall accident.

In many cases, a claim is made with the insurance company that covered the property where the accident happened. If the accident occurred at a private residence, it may be the individual’s homeowner’s policy that covers the accident. Commercial liability insurance may be accessed to seek payment for an accident that occurred at a business. In some instances, the claim may be brought directly with the company responsible for the accident, or with a local or state governmental agency if the fall happened on government property.

If the responsible party refuses to accept a fair settlement offer, a lawsuit may be filed in court. Your lawyer will prepare your case for trial, though it may be possible to reach a settlement at any point prior to a verdict. Many times the evidence revealed in the pre-trial discovery process can persuade a responsible party to make a reasonable settlement offer.

If no settlement is reached, the judge or jury will determine whether the other party is liable for your injuries and, if so, how much you deserve in compensation. If the verdict is not in your favor, you may be able to appeal the decision based on errors of law.

If you have been involved in a slip-and-fall accident, do not hesitate. Call the experienced premises liability lawyers at Edwards & Patterson today!

Speak With One of Our Skilled Slip and Fall Injury Law Firm Today

A woman in McAlester contacting an accident attorney on behalf of her injured husband. If a property owner’s negligence has led to a serious slip and fall accident, consult a dedicated slip and fall lawyer at Edwards & Patterson Law, based in the McAlester and Tulsa areas. We take cases on a contingency basis, so you only pay attorney’s fees if your slip and fall claim is successful. For a free case evaluation, call us or contact us online today.

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