Slip and Fall Accidents Attorney
A slip and fall accident can happen in a flash, causing a lifetime of physical and financial suffering.
People who suffer a slip or a fall due to the negligence of a property owner or other individual deserve compensation.
The Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City, OK, has spent over 40 years representing the injured, securing millions in restitution.
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Property owners owe a duty of safety to those who lawfully enter their property. If a property owner fails to address a hazard in a timely way, and that hazard injures someone, the property owner may be held liable. If you have been injured on someone else's property, get in touch with our lawyers now. Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC is ready to help you collect. Remember: You have two years from the date of the accident or the wrongful death of your loved one to file a suit.
What Can An Injury Attorney Help Me Collect In A Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
There are two major categories of compensation in fall cases:
Economic damages refer to monetary losses resulting from your injury. These include medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and property damage.
Noneconomic damages include emotional distress, mental anguish, pain, and suffering.
Oklahoma used to limit noneconomic damages in personal injury lawsuits to $350,000. In 2019, the state supreme court eliminated this limit. This allows injured victims to collect any amount deemed reasonable by a jury. Our attorneys are here to help you collect maximum restitution in your fall case.
What If I'm Partially at Fault for My Fall Accident?
Our state uses modified comparative negligence laws to determine compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. In other words, accident victims can be compensated even if they partially caused their fall. A plaintiff can succeed in a personal injury lawsuit as long as they are less responsible for their fall than the defendant was.
If you are found 10% responsible, you can receive 90% of the available compensation. If you are found 40% responsible, you can only receive 60% of the potential damages. In major cases, even a few percentage points can translate to tens of thousands of dollars. This makes it imperative to choose proven lawyers you can trust.
We Don't Charge a Cent
Unless We Win Your Case
The Tawwater Law Firm has spent more than 40 years representing the injured. We understand the physical and financial toll a slip and fall can take on victims. Our attorneys start each case with a free consultation and handle personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency basis. This means we do not charge any upfront fee.
Our attorneys only get paid if we obtain a settlement or jury award on our client's behalf. This means we have no interest whatsoever in running up hourly attorney fees. We are focused on attaining the most compensation possible. This arrangement also allows our clients to prioritize recovery from their slip and fall injuries instead of figuring out how to pay us. Contact our team to request a free consultation with our slip and fall accident attorneys.
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Premises Liability Laws Determining If Negligence Caused Your Slip
Premises liability laws set standards that property owners must abide by. Failing to do so makes them accountable for your losses. Generally speaking, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant:
- Was the property owner or occupant of the place the accident occurred.
- Had a responsibility to maintain a safe property that would not lead to accidents.
- Was negligent, which caused you to be injured in a slip and fall accident.
Plaintiffs must also prove they suffered real, compensable losses due to the accident. An Oklahoma City slip and fall lawyer can help prove who is responsible for your losses.
Our Oklahoma Slip Attorneys Fight Insurance Company Tactics
If the insurance company representing the property owner reaches out to you, do not talk to them. Instead, refer them to your lawyer. Insurance companies are focused on minimizing your claim if you are injured on their client's property. Our Oklahoma City attorneys are prepared to demonstrate exactly who is responsible for your losses and how their negligence led to your injury. Our focus is making sure you are compensated either through a settlement or an accident case that goes to court.
Children & Slip Cases
In Oklahoma, a property's owner or renter has no responsibility to make sure the property is safe for an adult trespasser. However, they may be liable for the personal injury or death of a child trespasser on their property.
The law considers children under 7 years old to have no capability to understand the risk of highly dangerous artificial (manmade) conditions. Children between 7 and 14 years old are also presumed to lack that same ability, but a land possessor is given the opportunity to prove otherwise.
If your child was harmed while trespassing on another's property, reach out to our Oklahoma City slip attorneys. During a free consultation, we can determine if you have a case against the property owner.
If a property owner or their staff fails to address a hazard in a timely way, and that hazard injures someone, the property owner may be held liable. One of the most common examples is a spill in a grocery store that causes a customer to slip, fall, and suffer an injury.