Fall Down Accidents
A slip, trip or fall accident is a situation in which a person becomes injured as a result of dangerous conditions on surfaces open for them to walk on. Each year, thousands of people suffer injuries as a result of slipping, tripping, or falling on surfaces that are wet, icy, or potentially hazardous in other ways. Walk areas that are poorly lit, unleveled flooring, and defective stairwells are other examples of potential dangers that could lead to significant injury.
Common injuries associated with trip and fall accidents include head injuries, fractured or broken bones, back pain, soft tissue injuries, and others. Injuries sustained may range from mild to severe and even result in death. Many choose to try and shake these types of accidents off quickly, due to embarrassment or not understanding the full extent of their situation. However, even if someone is able to get up from a fall and walk away, damage may have been done internally that may require medical attention. When one suffers a slip, trip, or fall it is important to seek proper medical attention when necessary to ensure no serious damage has been done.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a slip, trip, or fall, you may have grounds for a premises liability claim. Owners and operators for stores, work facilities, and other premises have an obligation to reasonably ensure that walkways and other areas do not pose a threat to those allowed onto their property. A premises liability lawyer can help you better understand the merits of your case, and help ensure that those responsible for your injuries are held accountable in accordance with the law. Contacting a qualified personal injury attorney is the first step in getting the legal compensation you may be entitled to for what you have endured as a result of an accident.
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