Dettman Law

How do I know if a fall is not my fault?

If you would not have fallen had it not been for a foreign substance or something that shouldn’t have been there you are not at fault. If you fell just because you fell then you are probably at fault. People walk around their entire lives and don’t fall down. Foreign substances and dangerous conditions cause …
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I slipped and fell in a restaurant, what do I do?

If you slip and fall at a restaurant the first thing to do is get the medical treatment you need. If possible, take photographs of the area where you fell. This will be important to establish liability in your case. Consult with an experienced slip and fall lawyer to pursue the restaurant for damages.

I slipped and fell in a hotel, what do I do?

If you slip and fall at a hotel go and get the medical treatment you need first. If possible take photographs of the area that caused the fall. Do not speak to any representatives of the hotel without first consulting with a lawyer. Obtain any witness information you can and bring this to the lawyer. …
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I slipped and fell at a public event, what do I do?

If you slip and fall at a public event seek medical treatment first if you are hurt. After that take photos or have someone else go take photos of the area or substance that caused the fall. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to determine the proper defendant and insurance company to contact …
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I slipped and fell in a nursing home, what do I do?

If you slip and fall at a nursing home make sure to get the medical treatment you need. Get pictures of the area that caused the fall if possible. Contact a lawyer ASAP and do not speak to an insurance company or investigator before consulting with the lawyer. The other side will try to get …
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I slipped and fell because of a pothole, what do I do?

If you slip and fall because of a pothole get medical treatment if you are hurt. Take a photograph of the area where you fell and bring it to a slip and fall lawyer. Do not speak to any insurance companies before consulting with a lawyer. Cases like these are specialized and special notice must …
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What Kind of slip and fall injuries can you sue for?

Slip and fall injuries include broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries, elbow/wrist injuries, ankle/knee injuries, lacerations and all other sorts of injuries. These are all compensable if you are injured as a result of negligence on behalf of a property owner.

Can assault cause a slip and fall injury?

An assault is different than a slip and fall. Assault is putting someone in apprehension of immediate physical contact. Basically, it’s the equivalent of pulling back for a punch. Actually punching someone or making contact is a battery. These are different from a slip and fall and you can sue the person that assaults or …
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