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3 Most Popular Questions People Ask Slip and Fall Attorney

3 Most Popular Questions People Ask Slip and Fall Attorney

Car Accident Lawyer

Car accident lawyers get asked a lot of questions on a day to day basis. At Jackson Jones Law we have compiled the top 3 most common questions that we are asked on a regular basis. Clint Jones answers these common auto accident questions for you. We hope that know one ever has to be in an auto accident, but if you are then we can help prepare you on how to handle that situation.

According to Oregon Department of Transportation, in 2018 there were 50,099 reported crashes in the state of Oregon. These statistics show how frequently there are car accidents and it is best to be prepared when in the midst of a traumatic situation.

1. I tripped on an uneven sidewalk outside of someone's home. Is the homeowner or the city responsible for my injuries?

In these types of circumstances you will need to figure out who is responsible for your injuries. In certain situations the liability will fall on the homeowner and in other situations that liability falls onto the city. This situation is a unique one so we advise that you contact a slip and fall attorney and go through the process of sending a tort claim notice to make sure that your claim is protected.

2. I slipped and fell at the grocery store, but I didn’t fill out an incident report. Do I still have a claim?

It is important that if you fell at the grocery store, even if you’re not sure if you were hurt, to fill out an incident report. However even if you didn’t fill out an incident report, you can still have a claim. Sometimes people don’t notice an injury right away, so you still have a claim under Oregon law even if you didn’t fill out an incident report.

3. I broke my arm at a friend's house and I don’t want to sue. What are my options?

No one wants to sue a friend and the good news is that you don’t have to. When you have a serious injury at a residence oftentimes the homeowners insurance will cover your injuries. Many times those cases can settle without the need for litigation. You can still be compensated for your injuries without having to sue your friend. 

Clint Jones

Clint Jones

Clint Jones is a personal injury litigation attorney, and has been practicing law in Oregon since 2006.