If you were injured while on someone else’s property, it’s possible that the property owner is liable for the harm and must compensate you. Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons in Oklahoma City can evaluate your accident and determine whether negligence is involved and whether you are entitled to take action against the property owners. If you have a valid premises liability claim, our attorneys are prepared to make your case for the maximum compensation possible to cover your medical bills, lost earnings, physical pain and emotional suffering.
Founded in 1984, Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons has been helping Oklahomans injured in slip and falls and other personal injury accidents for more than three decades. Several of our partners grew up in small towns in Oklahoma. We take pride in offering friendly, personalized attention to each client. We have represented people in communities throughout Oklahoma. If you or someone you loved sustained a serious injury in a premises liability accident, our slip and fall injury lawyers are prepared to fight aggressively for a favorable settlement or jury verdict for you.
Common Premises Liability Accidents in Oklahoma
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises free from hazards that could cause harm to others. If you were injured as a result of an unsafe condition on another person’s property, we will evaluate whether the accident could have been prevented if the property owner had been more careful. If a reasonably prudent property owner would have discovered and corrected a hazard in time to prevent the injury, and the hazard was not obvious to the victim, a judge or jury can hold the property owner liable for the slip and fall injury.
Premises liability includes slip and fall and trip and fall injury claims. Improperly maintained premises that enhance the commission of a crime, such as an assault or robbery, also fall under this category. Property owners must maintain the common areas of their premises.
Common causes of premises liability claims include:
- Unfenced swimming pools
- Buildings and parking facilities with insufficient security
- Loose floor tiles
- Wet surfaces, especially spills in foot traffic areas
- Dimly lit passages and stairwells
- Malfunctioning elevators
- Uneven pavement and potholes
- Falling objects, including merchandise on store shelves
- Improperly fenced-off or secured construction sites
Knowledgeable, Experienced, Resourceful
Our Oklahoma slip and fall attorneys are knowledgeable, experienced and resourceful in our pursuit of justice for injured clients. As personal injury attorneys, we are committed to compelling those who were responsible for your injuries to provide full and fair compensation. We vigorously pursue the maximum compensation for your loss allowed under the law. There is no charge for discussing your situation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
Do I need to fill out an accident report after a slip and fall accident?
It is a good idea, if possible, to file a report with the property manager or store manager if you were injured in a slip and fall accident. Record the date and time and the accident and other relevant details. Try to get a copy of the report.
You should seek prompt medical attention for your injuries and inform the doctor how your injury occurred. Even if you do not need emergency treatment, you should see a doctor within 72 hours of the accident and have an evaluation. The doctor’s report offers documentation of your injuries. Insurance adjusters will rely upon medical records in evaluating your claim.
Take photos of the accident scene or ask someone else to do so, if you are unable. Photographs of the accident scene showing the hazard can provide evidence to support a slip and fall injury claim. The property owner may move quickly to repair the hazard after an accident, so take photos documenting the accident scene as close to the time of the accident as possible.