“Slip and fall” or “trip and fall” are terms for premises liability cases that occur when an injury is the result of a fall caused by a hazardous condition on another’s property. These accidents can occur in countless ways, both on private and public property. There may be uneven paving and sidewalks, an errant object left out, an unexpected hole, or even surfaces left slick from rain or snow. In order to pursue a court case in a personal injury case or wrongful death due to slip and fall, you’ll need to demonstrate the unsafe conditions that led to the fall. This might mean photographs of the area, surveillance video, eye witness accounts or inspection reports.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
There are many causes of slip and fall accidents, such as:
- Spills or wet floors
- Missing, loose, or broken handrails
- Curled up mats or rugs
- Torn, bunched up, or unevenly warn carpets
- Broken sidewalks or defective pavement
- Broken or poorly designed stairs
- Trash or debris in stairways
- Slippery floor polishes, waxes, or coatings
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to major spinal cord or brain damage. Some of the most common slip and fall injuries include sprains and strains of the neck and back, soft tissue injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, hip fractures or broken bones.
If you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and losses you suffered. If you call us we will take the time to explain the relevant laws and how they may allow us to take action against the negligent party on your behalf.
As your personal injury lawyers, we represent you on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay us any legal fees unless and until you win your case. If we win, we are paid a percentage of your recovery as our fee. If you don’t win, you owe us no fee. Unless we agree otherwise, if you don’t win, you owe us no costs either.
Going to Trial
Most cases settle out-of-court; however, if the parties in a slip, trip or fall case cannot agree to an out-of-court settlement, the case will proceed to trial in a court of law. While this can be a lengthy process, rest assured that Adam Soll will be with you the entire way through this process.
If you have any questions about a slip, trip or fall incident, CALL US for a free consultation.