slip-trip-and-fall accidents

Slip, trip, and fall refers to any accident caused by the illegal negligence of a property owner. This area involves a variety of accident types like: falling down a flight of stairs, tripping over an obstruction in the sidewalk, falling in the parking lot or slipping on ice on your apartment steps. 

SLIP AND FALL INJURIES CAUSE SERIOUS INJURIES AND FATALITIES

There are a number of hazards that can cause someone to slip, trip, or fall. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Slippery surface falls
  • Stairway accidents
  • Fall from a terrace or balcony
  • Parking ramp falls
  • Sidewalk falls
  • Falls from heights (such as a ladder)
  • Bathtub and shower falls

If you’ve been injured in one of these accidents, you’re not alone. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why premises liability insurance exists.

Increased awareness about these injuries and understanding of how avoidable they are has resulted in lots of improvements, Some of the types of injuries our clients have experienced include:

  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cranial injuries
  • Cuts and bruises
  • And other injuries

Each slip and fall accident is unique, and it’s important to discuss your legal options with an experienced attorney who has handled these lawsuits before.

However, it is also important to note that there can be mitigating factors in slip, trip, and fall cases. These refer to the plaintiff’s own negligence or carelessness. If the injury resulted from a plaintiff’s failure to avoid obvious dangers, it could be harder to prove that a violation of law has occurred.

State law governs most slip, trip, and fall cases. The exception is when injuries occur on federal government property. Beyond state law, local building codes may also apply.

The important thing to remember in slip, trip, and fall cases is that they don’t have to end in total loss. Every plaintiff has a right to claim monetary compensation for the injuries sustained from accidents on another’s property. Courts deciding whether the case is legally viable will aim to put the plaintiff back in the position he or she would have been if the accident had not occurred. This could involve compensation for lost wages, hospital bills, and even emotional stress.

An accident on someone else’s property, whether residential or commercial, is a serious matter that should be addressed by individuals capable of assessing the nature and extent of the damages as well as the legal implications. If you’ve experienced a slip, trip, and fall accident, but don’t know where to turn, contact the attorneys at our offices today. Our experienced team is standing by to ensure the most successful outcome to your personal injury case.