Common Causes of Slip and Falls
Generally, in personal injury cases of a slip and fall accident, the injured person must prove that the property owner failed to maintain safe conditions by recklessly creating a dangerous situation or failing to fix a hazardous one. The property owner may also be responsible if they did not warn you of a potentially precarious condition on their grounds (even if it was not caused by them directly).
Some of the more common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Inadequate Warning
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Poor Lighting
- Torn Carpeting
- Uneven Surfaces
- Wet Surfaces
- Weather-Related Conditions (such as rain, ice, or snow)
Negligence can be difficult to prove in these types of cases but is an essential factor in placing responsibility for your injury on the property owner. With knowledgeable legal advocates on your side, you have a better chance at a successful outcome for your case.
Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
While the thought of experiencing a slip and fall may not be as intimidating as other types of accidents, the truth is that their resulting injuries can be just as severe. Some of the different injuries sustained in slip and fall cases include:
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Cuts & Bruises
- Head Injuries
- Hip, Knee, or Shoulder Damage
- Muscle Strain
- Spine/Nerve Damage
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
The effects of these incidents can clearly vary from minor to severe and life-threatening. Regardless of the cause or state of your injuries, you should seek professional medical attention immediately following a slip and fall accident to fully understand the extent of your injuries and the path to recovery.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
When a slip and fall injury causes you to miss work, accumulate unexpected medical bills, and/or alters your quality of life — you may be eligible for compensation to help you recover. Call Rice & Bloomfield, LLP to help you uncover if you have grounds for such a case to compensation. We’ll fight for the best possible outcome to cover your suffered damages and loss.