Slip and Fall
If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a slip and fall, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Falls are the leading cause of injury producing accidents in the United States, accounting for more than 1 million injuries each year. According to the United States Department of Labour’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips and falls account for 15 percent of accidental deaths, which are second only to motor vehicles as the cause of fatalities.
Slips and falls are the most unpredictable injuries that can happen. They can happen anytime, anywhere, and it’s not uncommon to see people slip and fall in shopping malls, hotels, grocery stores, or at work. While the fall may not look severe, slip and falls can cause backaches, swelling, severe injuries, and even death.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SLIP AND FALL AND TRIP AND FALL
- A slip and fall is when walking in a particular area there is something slippery or wet on the floor that causes you to slip.
- A trip and fall is that when walking you encounter something that is obstructing a walkway, a too high curb, or roots of trees that have broken through the pavement, obstructed maybe by the shade of the tree, causing you to trip.
WHEN SLIP AND FALL INJURIES OCCUR:
Slip and fall injuries occur for several reason. Slips are often caused by wet or slippery floors, or safety precautions not taken. Falls often occur due to a change in elevation. Slip and fall injuries are often caused by environmental factors such as a heavy rain and can also be attributed to poor lighting causing problems with visibility, weak stairs, and/or broken railings.
DO YOU HAVE A SLIP AND FALL AND TRIP AND FALL CASE?
Whether or not you have a case would be determined by talking to an experienced personal injury attorney. What needs to be established is that the client was careful and unaware and that the land/building owner knew that the particular area was dangerous. An injury lawyer will identify the legal issues in your personal injury lawsuit.
If you have been a victim to a slip and fall or trip and fall, contact a personal injury attorney who will help you file a claim and recover compensation for your injuries suffered due to your accident.