Why Attorneys Shy Away from Slip and Fall Accident Cases

Ohio attorney David Elk discusses why slip and fall accident victims
can have a hard time finding an attorney to handle their claim.

There are many different types of personal injury cases such as car accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death and medical malpractice incidents.

Any experienced attorney will be happy to help you with most personal injury cases, yet some of them shy away from slip and fall cases. Why?

A person who slips and falls – whether in a store or a restaurant – can suffer very serious and permanent injuries. Yet, lawyers tend to stay away from these cases because they are difficult to prove.

With a slip and fall or other premises liability claim, you must prove one of three things:

  • The property owner on an employee should have known about the dangerous condition.
  • The property owner or an employee had prior knowledge of the dangerous condition but did not take steps to correct it.
  • The property owner or an employee caused the dangerous condition.

These cases are hard fought and difficult to prove. They frequently cost more money and take more time to prepare than other cases. Additionally, many people view slip and fall cases as frivolous, which can have a negative impact on a jury. It takes a highly experienced lawyer and expert testimony to build a successful case, but at Elk & Elk, we’re committed to defending all of our personal injury clients no matter how they were injured.

To learn more about personal injury law, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website at http://www.elkandelk.com. If you have legal questions, please call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO. I welcome your call.

David J. Elk

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