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Can I Sue for a Slip-and-Fall?

Have you been injured in a slip-and-fall accident? Are you wondering how to pay for your bills post-accident? Ask a reputable lawyer to find out more. 

The consequences of a slip-and-fall can be dramatic. In addition to the physical limitations of your new injury, you might be struggling with the financial and emotional aspects associated with personal injuries. 

Fortunately, an experienced personal injury lawyer could help. Read on to find out some important information about suing for a slip-and-fall. 

Who’s Liable for a Slip-and-Fall?

Slip-and-fall lawsuits are a part of a broader type of civil law referred to as premises liability. The point behind premises liability is simple: the owner of a premises, be it private or public, should take reasonable action or care to ensure the safety of all visitors to their property. 

Property owners owe a duty of care to those who visit their premises. That’s why, if you slip and fall on a wet store at the grocery—and the business didn’t take the reasonable step of putting out a wet-floor sign, for example—you may find success in a civil action by proving that the owner failed to look out for your safety. 

Liable parties in slip-and-fall suits can be both individuals, such as private property owners, or other entities, such as businesses or government agencies. 

Injuries Related to Slip-and-Fall Accidents

The impact of a slip-and-fall on a hard surface can be both immediate and long-lasting. Some examples of potential injuries that one could sustain from a fall include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Back injury, such as a herniated disc
  • Broken bones
  • Torn ligaments 

If you’ve suffered any of the above injuries or a related one, contacting an experienced slip-and-fall lawyer can let you know if you have a case. 

What Damages Can I Recover in a Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit?

As the plaintiff in a slip-and-fall lawsuit in Nebraska, you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages as part of a settlement agreement or a jury award from a formal lawsuit. 

Strictly economic damages are usually the easiest to calculate, as they relate directly to the financial setback you’ve suffered as the result of your injury. One example is the cost of your medical care related to the accident. Other examples of damages that you could win, including non-economic damages, include: 

  • Lost income
  • Property damage
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Timeline to File Suit

All potential litigants in slip-and-fall suits in Nebraska must be aware of the statute of limitations, which is generally four years from the date of your accident. 

As some unfortunate victims have discovered, the statute of limitations will likely bar you completely from filing a claim. For that reason, the best time to reach out to a slip-and-fall lawyer as soon as possible. 

Contact an experienced Slip-and-Fall Lawyer Today

Injured in a slip-and-fall accident? Don’t let the statutory clock run on your hopes of receiving fair compensation. 

Call 402-462-5187 or fill out the following form to contact a slip-and-fall lawyer from Pauley, Conway & Johnson P.C. today. 

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