Tulsa, Oklahoma, Slip and Fall Lawyer
When visiting my office, clients speak directly with me, attorney Joseph M. Norwood about their premises liability case. These cases are often complex, with an accident or incident on property owned by another individual or party leaving my client injured. To have a case, the accident or incident must have been caused (either directly or indirectly) by conditions on the property that were known to be dangerous by the owner. Contact me today to schedule your free initial consultation. The most common type of premises liability case is a slip & fall, or a trip and fall.
Premises liability refers to a lawsuit against a property owner for injuries sustained on that person’s property. It includes such things as slipping on a substance on the floor that should have been cleaned up (slip-and-fall), tripping over an object in the walkway (trip-and-fall), dog bites or attacks by other dangerous animals, chemical exposure, and inadequate security resulting in assault, construction accidents, oilfield accidents, and a range of other accidents.
Who Is Responsible?
Under premises liability laws, owners of retail a shopping center like the Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa or other “public” properties have a higher liability then do owners of private property. Therefore, if one person is injured in a store due to the owner’s negligence of safety issues, and another person is injured in a similar fashion on private property, it possible that the store owner could be held legally accountable for reparation to the injured party whereas the owner of the private property might not be. This is not to say that the owner of a “public” property is held “strictly liable” for every personal injury that occurs on that property despite any actions taken to prevent them. Oklahoma premise liability laws are in place to insure that “a high duty of care” is provided to “invitees” of a property not to insure that everyone injured outside the home has legal means to seek compensation.
Slip and Falls
Though they may appear to be minor and sometimes embarrassing, slip and falls can cause serious injuries. I am a knowledgeable slip and fall lawyer that prides himself on helping clients understand their rights. Also, I am dedicated to standing by clients throughout the entirety of their cases to ensure that their rights are preserved.
Whether you slipped and fell at a retail store, supermarket, or other location, it is important that you do not talk to anyone but your slip and fall attorney after an accident. However, it is best if you attempt to identify what it was that you slipped in, such as water on a wet floor. By enlisting my help immediately after seeking medical attention for your injuries, I can begin the process of investigating and gathering all important information.
Specific factors must be proven in order to win a slip and fall settlement. Actual and constructive notice of the dangers involved must be shown. When meeting with me, we can discuss what actual and constructive notices mean and how the aspects of your case may support or negate the premises liability claim.
Oklahoma premise liability lawsuits can arise from a variety of negligent actions on the behalf of a property owner. Slip and fall injuries are some of the most common personal injuries to bring about premise liability claims, especially for retail properties. A slip and fall that results in a personal injury is quite often seen as the direct result of a property owner’s negligence in either: warning the injured party of a hazardous condition, providing adequate safety considerations (railings, non-slip traction, lighting, etc.), or remedying the situation with ample promptness (leaving an electrical cord stretched across a walkway, not cleaning up a spill, etc.). Swimming pool safety, falling merchandise, and other hazardous conditions also lead to premise liability lawsuits every day. Call Joe Norwood at 918-582-6464 or Contact Joe Norwood online for a free consultation.
- In addition to slip and fall premises liability matters, I also represent clients that have been injured in a parking lot, parking ramp, or other location due to negligent security.
Trust your premises liability matter to me, attorney Joseph M. Norwood today. I offer a free initial consultation so clients across the Tulsa metropolitan area and northeast Oklahoma can speak with me personally about their case and needs.