Don’t Take Chances On Your Slip and Fall Accident Case
Although slips, falls, and accidents happen in a moment, the resulting injuries can last for months or years. Along with the pain, medical expenses and frustration set in, making your recovery that much more stressful. If you or a loved one are worried about how to pay for medical bills following a slip and fall accident, give our office a call or come in and meet with one of our experienced attorneys to learn how we can help you.
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Learn How to Handle Your Slip and Fall Accident
All too often, slip and fall accidents result in very serious injury, and in some cases, death. In Utah, property owners are legally required to maintain their property and can be held liable when they don’t. Uneven floors, poor lighting, a slippery surface, or an unseen hole can all result in serious slip and fall injuries. Utah laws about liability can often be confusing and difficult to understand. Because of this, we have summarized these laws below using plain English in the hopes that both victims and property owners alike can get the answers they need after a painful accident.
Laws About Utah Slip and Fall Claims
Laws and rules regarding slip and fall lawsuits are hardly ever simple. Many variables–like the type of property and whether the injured person was invited onto the property–have to be taken into consideration. For instance, if you became injured on government property, you must go through a number of additional steps before you can file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations is different in government property cases, and often special forms or notices must be filed immediately after the accident. The law also treats slip and fall cases differently depending on the relationship between the injured person and the property owner. Business visitors, public visitors, licensees, and trespassers are all examples of different types of visitors, and property owners have different responsibilities to each. Trespassers have the fewest rights, but they do have some rights, especially if they were not on the property with the intention of committing a crime. For example, children are expected to receive a higher duty of care by landowners, regardless of whether they are invited onto the property or not. Business visitors include employees and potential customers. Business owners should always strive to make sure their property is free of any hazards and safe for the public as a whole. If the property does have any potential dangers, the owner should put up the appropriate warnings.
How We Can Help You
Because slip and fall laws depend on so many different considerations, it’s often best to contact an attorney to discuss your specific case. At Christensen & Hymas, we would love to sit down with you to discuss your situation as well as your options in a free, one-on-one consultation. We can offer you experienced, competent counsel, and we promise to give you honest and fair advice about your chances of winning your case. If you have been injured on someone else’s property and you believe it was the result of the negligence of another, please call us at 801-506-0800 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.