Unfortunately, the term “slip and fall” has a negative connotation for some people. When some hear that term, they incorrectly think of a person faking a fall in order to collect insurance money.
But for anyone who has ever dealt with actual slip and fall injuries, this is as serious as it gets. Suffering one of these accidents can lead to serious consequences like back and spinal cord injuries, head trauma, brain injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and more.
Unfortunately, there are many people with legitimate slip and fall cases (also called premises liability claims) who are too afraid to contact a lawyer about it. Don’t let that be you.
For a free consultation about your case, contact the McGrady Law Firm Today at (406) 322-8647 or fill out the contact form. Your conversation will be kept strictly confidential.
Why are some people hesitant to bring a slip and fall case?
You’ve probably seen TV shows where individuals have been caught on camera faking injuries. You see footage of individuals in places like shopping malls or airports who all of a sudden lie down on the floor and pretend that they fell.
Their goal is to sue the property owner and collect insurance money.
Here’s one example from Good Morning America showing slip and fall fraud:
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Some people are never the same again, and their ability to earn a living can also be jeopardized too.
It’s unfortunate that people who de-fraud the system have made it harder for others with legitimate injuries to come forward.
People with real injuries can feel scared or embarrassed to come forward for fear that they won’t be believed. They also think they’re not the “type of person” who sues.
Remember, that’s exactly what the insurance companies want. They don’t want you to come forward.
But don’t let that happen to you. If you fell or got hurt on someone else’s property in Montana, get in touch with the McGrady Law Firm.
If you stay silent, you could be doing yourself and your family a major disservice.
There could be insurance or other ways of compensating you for the medical bills that are piling up, your time away from work, pain and suffering, and more.
And keep in mind that many insurance claims are often settled out of court, with the details kept confidential.
Of course, not everyone is hesitant to bring a valid slip and fall claim. Many people have no problem coming forward These people know they have been injured due to someone else’s negligence and that they should be compensated for what happened.
What do these cases involve?
The facts of these cases can vary widely. They typically involve an individual who is on the property of another. The property might be owned by a business, the government, or a private individual (like a personal residence).
The case involves an individual falling down and suffering actual injuries.
The individual usually falls because of some condition on the property. Maybe the floor was slippery, a stair is broken, a handrail fails, etc.
But just because somebody gets hurt on someone else’s property doesn’t mean that they will have a valid case.
Again, every case is different. That’s why you should get an opinion from a Montana lawyer.
Requirements for Property Owner to Keep Property Safe
The owner of premises is under a duty to exercise ordinary care in the management of the premises to avoid exposing persons thereon to an unreasonable risk of harm. In Montana, a landlord owes a duty to the tenant to “keep all common areas of the premises in a clean and safe condition.” Section 70-24-303, MCA. The duty to make the premises reasonably safe for all persons who forseeably might properly come on the premises, old and young, large and small. Tenants and their social guests are necessarily users of rental apartment complexes.
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Philip McGrady works on cases that happen all over Montana. Whether you’re in Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, Great Falls, Miles City, Kalispell, or anywhere in between, he can help you as long as the accident occurred in Montana.
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