Winter Falls and Slips

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If you live in Oregon, and fell or slipped on ice or snow, then you may need a lawyer if you were injured.  During the winter months, injuries because of snow and ice on sidewalks and in parking lots are common.

It is essential to consult with a lawyer right away if you have an injury from a fall.  The faster you contact a lawyer, the easier it is to get all the facts, gather necessary evidence and determine fault.  The longer you wait, the more time passes, and you may not remember all the details of the accident.  It also gives the lawyer less to work with when trying to determine how your potential case fits in with laws and statutes.

If you can’t contact a lawyer right away, write down everything that happened, take photographs of the area, and describe your surroundings while you write.  The more detail you remember, the easier we will be able to determine fault and what the next course of action is for your case.  If you have witnesses, it is crucial to have a way to contact them.  Ask them for their number when it happens, if possible.

In Oregon, there is a statute of limitations for slip and fall accidents.  If you are injured on someone’s property and you feel like it is because of negligence, consider that you may only have two years to file a lawsuit.  If you submit it after the two-year statute of limitations, then the property owner will probably ask for the case to be dismissed because of the expiration of the statute of limitations.

If it is determined that you have a case, then we can help you try to recover your medical expenses, time lost from work, and other compensation.

Contact Shlesinger & deVillenueve if you need help with a current slip and fall case, or you were just injured and need a consultation in the Medford, Oregon area.

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