Oklahoma City Slip & Fall Lawyer
Premises Liability Attorney in Oklahoma City
Were you injured due to the negligence of a property owner or manager?
When you slip and fall on someone else's property because they failed
to safely maintain the premises, then they could be held responsible for
any damages. However, premises liability law is one of the more complex
areas of law and it can be difficult to navigate without the help of an
experienced attorney. If you need help proving fault in your slip, trip
and fall case, then please do not hesitate to contact an Oklahoma City
personal injury lawyer from
Clemens Blair Kitch. We have a deep understanding of Oklahoma
premises liability law and we know how to hold property owners liable in these cases.
Proving Fault in a Slip & Fall Case
Premises liability causes are built on the concept of property manager
negligence. If the property owner or employees fail to remove risk and
potential danger hazards that could innocent people, then they could be
held accountable to pay for the damages. As the injured party, the burden
of proof falls on your shoulders when it comes to establishing fault.
Our premises liability attorneys can help you prove fault by shedding
light on their negligence and misconduct. Under Oklahoma
personal injury law, you will need to prove one of the following factors in order to have
a valid claim:
- The owner or employees on the premises caused the surface underfoot to
be slippery, dangerous or uneven
- The property owner or employees knew about the danger hazard, yet did nothing to fix it
- The property manager or employees should have known about the dangerous
surface and should have repaired it. This can be proven because any "reasonable"
person would have noticed it.
With every premises liability case, whether it is a slip and fall,
dog bite, or swimming pool accident, your own carelessness must be taken into consideration.
If your carelessness contributed in any way to the accident, then the
insurance adjuster will take that into consideration when awarding you
compensation. Also, your reason for entering the premises can affect the
outcome of your case. There are three different types of people who can
sustain injuries on property and those include:
Invitees are people who were welcomed into the premises by the property
owner. The manager of the premises is responsible for keep the area safe
for invitees. If there was a danger hazard on the premises, then the property
manager must properly warn all invitees. Licensees are guests who are
invited onto the property for social reasons, not for business purposes.
The property possessor is expected to exercise reasonable care to make
the area safe for licensees and they could be held responsible if a licensee
is physically harmed by a dangerous condition on the property. Lastly,
trespassers are people who enter the premises without an expressed invitation
from the property owner. If the property manager is not aware that a trespasser
is on the premises, then they may not be held accountable for any injuries
Seeking Compensation for Slip & Fall Victims
Looking for an attorney for a slip and fall case in Oklahoma? If you or
a loved one has been injured on another person's property, then you
may have the right to seek restitution for your losses. With slip and
injury claims, we can help establish the fault of the property owner so
they are liable to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and any other emotional
or financial damages. Our legal team will work tirelessly to force the
premises owner to fully reimburse you for your injuries. Proving fault
is not always easy in these cases, so be sure to get our legal team involved
early on. Our personal injury lawyers have over 33 years of experience
and we are dedicated to protecting the rights of injury victims throughout
Oklahoma City. Our firm has been able to recover millions for the injured.
We have successfully resolved a wide range of injury claims including
premises liability, car accidents, medical malpractice, workers' compensation
and wrongful death cases.
One major benefit of working with our firm is that you don't have to pay
attorney fees unless we win your case. We understand the challenges that you and your
family are facing and we want to help you through this difficult time.
Our team is comprised of skilled negotiators and litigators and we know
how to effectively present the evidence in your case. Need a lawyer for
a slip and fall accident in Oklahoma City?