Slip and Fall Accidents

Get a Tough Slip and Fall Lawyer to Fight For You to Get Justice

Property owners have a responsibility to those who lawfully enter their property and premises to provide a reasonably safe environment. This commitment and duty applies to commercial property owners as well as private property owners and their employees. This responsibility is called a “duty of care, ” and the failure of a property owner to implement a reasonably safe environment for their lawful visitors is considered a violation, or a “breach,” of that duty of care.

How does a property owner breach their duty of care?

By recognizing a condition that has the potential to cause injury. For example, a homeowner whose front porch has a decaying step or a grocery store manager who fails to place a “Caution Wet Floor” sign around a freshly mopped floor or spilled liquid area breaches their duty of care in slip and fall accident cases. Some people may not consider a slip and fall or a trip and fall accident a very serious, until either it happens to them or someone in their family or they realize that these types of accidents are the number one reason for emergency room visits each year in the United States.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall, trip and fall, or a fall accident, you must realize that the affected individual and their family may be entitled to compensation. Do not wait for a property owner to extend a settlement not deserving of your injuries, become proactive and consult with an experienced slip and fall accident attorney. For a free consultation, call our offices to speak with an experienced slip and fall lawyer at 877-780-9052.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents happen for several reasons, particularly in today’s world where many people are often distracted by looking at their mobile phones.

With a little inattention, a fall can quickly be caused by the following:

  • Defective sidewalks
  • Damaged sidewalks
  • Parking lot potholes
  • Poorly constructed or defective staircases
  • Torn or frayed carpeting
  • Freshly mopped or waxed floors
  • Cluttered floors
  • Loose floorboards
  • Loose or chipped tile
  • Spills on floors or common walk areas

Amongst the most frequent injuries following a trip and fall or slip and fall accident are the following:

  • Bone fractures
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Bruising
  • Dislocations
  • Dental injuries

Severe Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

Many people don’t understand just how serious a slip or trip and fall injuries can be. Often injuries resulting from such accidents can be life altering, permanent, and in some cases even fatal, including:

  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Knee injuries
  • Ruptured organs
  • Compensation for Fall Injuries
  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Internal bleeding

If you are injured in a slip and fall or a trip and fall accident due to an unsafe situation, a dedicated slip and fall lawyer may help you recover money from the owner of the property where the accident occurred for:

  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Future medical bills emerging from slip and fall injuries (reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, hip replacement, etc.)
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Household and vehicle modifications
  • Loss of career or earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Costs of physical therapy
  • Costs of rehabilitation
  • Hedonic damages
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional duress
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Punitive damages
  • Wrongful Death Damages

Various people don’t associate slip or trip and fall accidents with death, yet fatalities can and do result from these accidents. In the sad event that you lose a loved one in such an event, you and your family are entitled to compensation, for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased before they passed
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional duress
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of future benefits (medical benefits, retirement, etc.)
  • Loss of affection, love, companionship, guidance, marital consortium, etc.

Get an Aggressive Slip and Fall Lawyer to Fight For You

Slip and fall accidents fall under premises liability, suggesting that the owner of the premises is ultimately the party that is accountable for keeping such property safe. To have a strong and favorable premises liability claim, it is important that you seek representation by an experienced and dedicated slip and fall lawyer. Contact the Testa Law Group for a free case evaluation with an experienced and dedicated slip and fall lawyer by calling 877-780-9052.