A slip and fall accident occurs when a person loses his or her balance because of a ground level obstruction or unsafe surface, and falls as a result. If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident recently, our Jonesboro slip and fall attorneys can assist you in filing a lawsuit for compensation. Compensation can help with all the bills and expenses you are burdened with.
The law in Arkansas imposes a duty on property owners to make sure their premises are free from dangerous hazards that might cause injuries. If this duty has been violated and you have suffered injuries because of an unsafe property condition, our attorneys may be able to help you recover monetary damages.
Highlighted Slip & Fall: Sidewalks
You are climbing the steps of the JET bus and slip and fall on the slush that has built up over the morning. Or perhaps you fell as you were making your way back to the bus, not noticing a passenger had spilled his or her morning drink and you slipped on the slick conditions the spill created. Tripping and falling on a bus can lead to serious injuries – but who should be held responsible? That answer isn’t necessarily black and white and may have multiple answers such as bus driver, the bus company, the bus manufacturer, and the transportation authorities that oversee those routes or buses. Another passenger may also be held liable for the accident if the individual was at fault for the conditions that led to your fall.
Slip and fall injuries on buses can lead to life-altering injuries and the inability to work. Common injuries in these accidents are:
- Traumatic head injuries from hitting your head on seats as you fall.
- Broken bones, especially the arms that you use to try to cushion your trip on the bus floor.
- Spinal cord injuries due to the impact of falling against the corner of a seat or onto the JET bus floor.
If you sustained an injury in a slip & fall accident on a bus, contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Dealing With Insurance Companies in Slip and Fall Cases
Insurance companies frequently attempt to avoid liability for property owners by claiming that the victim could have walked around the dangerous condition. Soon after an accident, insurance companies have been known to ask slip and fall victims leading questions so that they inadvertently make confessions that can be used to limit the insurance company’s liability if a lawsuit is filed.
Before giving any statements to an insurance company, it is important that you first speak to an attorney who can advise you of your rights under Arkansas law.