Slip and Fall
Tulsa Slip and Fall Attorney
When an accident or injury occurs to a visitor or tenant living on another person’s property, the owner of the property may be liable (legally responsible) if it can be proved that their negligence led to the injury. If you’ve suffered an injury of this type which you believe may be a result the negligence of another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover the costs involved to pay for your medical bills, any lost earnings or other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress or permanent physical disability you have suffered.
Injuries on properties can include those from:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog Bites
- Exposure to toxic or hazardous substances such as lead or mold
In cases involving premises liability, plaintiffs must prove that the property owners either failed to maintain the property or created unsafe conditions which caused the injury, knew about the unsafe hazard but didn’t alert visitors or tenants to this fact, were not careful concerning unsafe conditions which might attract children, or took actions or neglected conditions that caused damage to a neighboring property.
To help prove the property owner was negligent, your Tulsa slip and fall attorney will gather evidence shortly after the slip and fall. He or she will take photographs of your injury, obtain your medical records and question witnesses to the hazard or incident. If the accident occurred in a public place, such as a grocery store, your attorney will obtain a copy of the accident report. It is important to contact an attorney soon after a slip and fall, as witnesses can forget vital details and key pieces of evidence can be lost.
It is the established rule of law in Oklahoma that a possessor of land owes two duties to an invitee:
1) To use reasonable care in maintaining the premises in a reasonably safe condition; and
2) To give the invitee warning of concealed perils which are or should be known to the landowner and which are unknown to the invitee and cannot be discovered by her through the exercise of due care.
In Oklahoma, the standard on slip and fall cases is whether a reasonable person would have seen the danger.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact our Tulsa slip and fall attorneys at (918) 216-9644. We will evaluate your claim, at no cost to you, and provide you with an honest opinion whether our firm we can help you with your claim.