FAQs about slip-and-fall personal injury lawsuits

How much time do I have before my case can no longer be accepted?

Depending on the state, the maximum time limit ranges from one to six years. Look up the “statute of limitations” in the state where your accident happened. With so much going on in your life, it’s easy to forget a specific event. So do whatever is necessary to keep it fresh on your mind and fit the case into your schedule.

If the other person’s insurer requests a statement, should I send them one?

Check with your lawyer before you ever do this; They’ll know whether or not you should. If the other person’s insurance is asking you for a statement, it’s most likely an attempt to make you look guilty of what happened you.

What constitutes “reasonably safe conditions”?

Every property, personal and public alike, is expected to be organized well enough by their owners and managers for anyone to safely navigate from end to end. There must be a reason—other than a lazy one—why every single thing is where it is.

Those in charge should clean up big spills or messes as quickly as possible. There has to be a substantial amount of space for anyone to safely move about. Everyone who enters should be able to stand in place without getting cramped or losing balance. If any of the above boxes are un-checked and there’s no fair warning, owners and managers could be held fully accountable for injuries.

What is informed consent? How can it affect your medical malpractice case?

Usually, before you and another individual engage in an activity together, you make sure you’re both A-OK with the situation. If either one or both of you aren’t confident in the idea, then it’s probably a bad idea.

Without a genuine will on both sides, what can you get out of it except misery? That’s the essence of the medical policy known as informed consent.

More often than not, doctors have plenty of reason to believe that a certain action is the perfect answer to a patient’s problem. However, they usually choose not to demand it, because the patient has their own unique way of thinking and feeling.

As a result, it is standard for physicians to thoroughly inform a client of any potential solution and probable disadvantages prior to every treatment. Once that’s all made clear, the client—unless they’re younger than the “consent age” or somehow mentally unable to make a confident choice, in which case someone else would need to make the call—can decide whether or not it’s worth the risk.


  1. The condition in question allows for plenty of time for medical attention.
  2. The patient isn’t too stressed or anxious to be flexible.

Then informed consent is considered absolutely mandatory. Otherwise, the doctor can legally skip it to ensure the patient’s well-being. At minimum, the doctor is required to mention the most probable negative effects of the considered treatment; not every possibility is necessarily important to mention.

Can you sue your doctor for failure to diagnose?

Each year an average of 195,000 people have died because their doctors either:

  1. Performed procedures or maneuvers they never agreed to.
  2. Assigned them inappropriate medicines for their conditions.
  3. Made significant miscalculations during a performance.
  4. Overlooked steps in procedures.
  5. Neglected to provide essential medicines to foster the healing process.

If you can convince a court beyond reasonable doubt that your doctor was careless and lazy in their handling of your treatment, you just might be awarded a good bundle of cash to keep you physically and economically secure in the aftermath of your horrible surprise situation.

In order for a physician to be considered guilty of reckless complications to a patient’s already-poor health, there must be certainty they defied or refused to carefully consider the industry standards for serving any patient in the same age range and with the same basic physical wiring as the victim.

There must be solid evidence that the plaintiff’s physician impulsively or deliberately attended to the patient in a way that was incompatible with their overall nature. Those two italicized adverbs are non-negotiable keywords, because there’s always a chance of at least a minor error might occur at any time, even with the most reliable doctors.

Types of injury attorneys

A personal injury lawyer strives to clearly prove someone’s responsibility for putting another individual in a situation where they couldn’t help but get hurt, for the purpose of securing the proper amount of money for recovery.

However, when you’re suffering from one specific injury, not just any firm will do; each legal practice out there is good at tackling a few specific types of incidents. Here are a few examples of sub-categories in the personal injury law category:

Workers’ compensation:

  • Your job is easily your main source of money. When a poor physical condition forces you to miss a day of work, it can take a day longer than scheduled to cover a whole year’s worth of urgent needs.
  • A workers’ compensation attorney will argue that you shouldn’t be denied a day’s pay when you would’ve been there otherwise, and it wasn’t even your fault for being in that situation. You can also get free physical therapy or rehabilitation if you win.

Product liability:

  • There are thousands of reports nationwide each year about people being hurt after using things that had been inaccurately confirmed to be thoroughly examined and fairly safe.
  • For example, there have been dozens of televised alerts recently about some popular medications causing multiple cases of agonizing surprise side effects. In these videos, they advise victims to call a given number to claim cash to make up for the disaster.


  • When crew and management overseeing the operations of a public place neglect to carefully organize the surroundings and create safe space is when most fall-down injuries occur.

If a law firm proves someone guilty of harming you due to that kind of carelessness, you can expect that person to pay all relevant charges for emergency surgery, property damage, prescriptions, mobility support, or any such aid the incident calls for.

What are injury attorneys? Do I need one?

Injuries make life more complicated and more stressful than usual. When it’s a rather serious kind, medical services and insurance companies can be key contributors to those difficulties, as they typically try to force the injured person to use their own money to heal all the damage resulting from the incident. They’ll often do so even when the incident was not—at least not entirely—the fault of the sufferer.

Fortunately, you don’t have to put up with that kind of injustice if you can get the help of a reliable personal injury lawyer. Such an attorney can be a huge lifeline when you’re being held completely accountable for the hurt you’ve been going through that was the fault of another’s neglect. If you have enough reason to believe that someone else put you in a position to get hurt and made it reasonably unrealistic for you to try to avoid it, you may be freed from most, or even all of the financial costs of what happened.

You have a number of large everyday needs—food, shelter, travel, etc.—that take a lot of money to meet. An injury means someone will be obligated to make big payments. It can take forever to make that kind of money on your own. So why let your doctors and insurance drain your wallet when you shouldn’t be the one held responsible in the first place? Ask a personal injury attorney to fight to prove who really caused your inconvenient and miserable incident.