Slip and Fall Attorney
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Slip-and-fall accidents can hurt more than a person’s pride. They are the leading cause of death in elderly victims and are commonly fatal to infants. Every age group is prone to the occasional misstep or sudden loss of balance. In fact, these accidents frequently occur among the most careful people. Slip-and-falls can be caused by many factors, including:
- Wet and Slippery Surfaces
- Falling merchandise
- Uneven surfaces
- Unmarked Hazrds
- Waxy residue
- Dark walkways
- Uneven pavement
- Loose gravel or dirt
- Spilled food or drinks
- Marble or granite surfaces
- Poor Lighting
- Stairs, escalators
- Broken steps and handrails
- Construction ladders, scaffolding
We Hold Negligent Parties Responsible
Our attorneys handle all types of slip and fall and trip and fall cases, including claims for slip and fall injuries occurring at these and other locations:
- Shopping malls and retail centers
- Parking lots
- Grocery and big box stores
- Restaurants and restaurant parking lots
- Other businesses and commercial properties
What To Do If You Have Been Injured
If you have slipped or tripped and fell, report the incident to the store manager immediately and get a copy of the incident report. Obtain the manager’s name. If you have a cell phone, take a picture of the hazard that caused your fall or injury such as water on the floor, an uneven curb in front of the store or a product which fell off a store shelf and hurt you. Be sure to write down the names, phone numbers, and addresses of witnesses. Many injured customers wrongly believe that just by making a phone call, the store, restaurant or other business will simply pay their medical bills and lost wages. This is not so!
Slip-and-fall accidents are often caused by negligence, or the failure to fulfill the legal duty to exercise reasonable care. This refers to the usually unintentional yet harmful conduct of others, resulting in injury. At-fault parties have breached a legal duty and are liable for injuries caused by their negligence.
Even when adrenaline masks the immediate pain of impact, slip-and-falls can be serious. Some people cannot get up by themselves. Injuries caused by lost balance may involve:
- Internal bleeding
- Bone Dislocation (Often hip or shoulder)
- Blunt head trauma
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken bones or teeth
- Paralysis, quadriplegia
- Permanent disfigurement
In many cases, a simple fall may require surgery and may have multiple complications. The “wrong” type of fall can even be fatal.
If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident, we can help. We will perform a thorough investigation if your case is taken on and will advocate zealously. Whether your harm is minor or catastrophic, we will fight for you. We understand that even seemingly minor incidents can lead to major injuries.
Contact the slip and fall attorneys today for us to begin to seek to recover the compensation you deserve.