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Slip and Falls on Wet Leaves

Wilmington personal injury lawyers represent victims injured in slip and fall accidents.Although Autumn leaves can be a beautiful sight to behold, they can also be dangerous and cause injuries. Wet leaves can be just as slippery as ice. Slip and falls on wet leaves can cause victims to sustain serious injuries, which can leave them out of work for a prolonged period. If you or someone you know was injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible for compensation.

Slip and fall injuries can range from minor bruises to serious brain injuries. Property owners may only be held responsible for slip and falls if they knew of a possible problem. However, property owners have a legal duty to keep their property reasonably free from safety hazards. Walkways, entryways, and sidewalks must be kept free of hazards, which include wet leaves.

Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Accidents

In Delaware, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years. There is also a two-year deadline for filing a lawsuit for any damaged personal belongings. If you file a claim after the two-year deadline passes, the defendant may ask the court to dismiss the case and there is a high possibility that the court may do so.

Comparative Negligence

If you are filing a personal injury claim, you should be prepared for the defendant to argue that you are partly responsible for your injuries. If you are unable to counter this claim, a huge part of your settlement could be taken away.

What to Do If You are Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident that included wet leaves, the first thing you want to do is write down everything that happened. You will also want to take photos of the accident scene, if possible. Afterward, you should take down the names and contact information of the property owner and any witnesses who saw the accident. You should also seek medical attention as soon as possible so that your injuries can be treated and documented. You will need to keep track of all medical treatment, lost wages, and medical bills.

Wilmington Personal Injury Lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. Represent Victims Injured in Slip and Fall Accidents

If you or someone you know was injured in a slip and fall accident, contact a Wilmington personal injury lawyer at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. Our experienced lawyers will fight for your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 302-656-5445. Located in Wilmington and Millsboro, Delaware, we proudly serve clients throughout the state, including Dover, New Castle County, and Sussex County.

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