Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers?

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 Contacting a slip and fall lawyer is very important if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a slip, trip, or fall accident. This can make the difference in getting you the compensation you deserve!

"Slip and fall" injury accidents refer to situations where a person is injured by a slip or fall and suffers a fall injury due to a dangerous condition on the premises. These falls can occur inside or outside the building. It can be caused by bad flooring, wet floors, poorly lit steps or, in the case of outdoor accidents, weather-related or hidden hazards. Many of these are examples of slip and fall negligence cases, where having an experienced slip and fall law firm on your side can be crucial.

For example, an icy patch, crack or pothole outside a door can cause a slip and fall accident in a parking lot and trigger a premises liability case.

Thousands of people experience slip and fall injuries from accidents each year. The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP has been handling slip and fall cases for decades and can provide the advocacy you need to ensure your rights are respected every step of the way. There is absolutely no fee to contact our office.

Slip and Fall Law

The law of negligence covers all slip and fall injuries and accidents. Property owners have a duty of care to see that their property is safe.

This includes ensuring that the building has no structural defects, inside or outside, that could cause a slip and fall injury. In some states, a property owner may also have a duty to abate problem areas caused by weather—such as standing water and icy spots.

Examples of this are:

  • Icy patches
  • Snow filled areas
  • Loose floor mats
  • Loose rugs
  • Loose tiles
  • Water on the floor
  • Badly lit stairs or steps
  • Cracks or holes in sidewalks
  • Cracks or holes in parking lots
Sometimes an injured person does not know for sure what caused their slip and fall injury. That is why it is important to ensure that a thorough investigation is carried out to ensure that the source of the problem is found.
There are different types of slip and fall injuries that a person can sustain in an accident. Some of the most common types of slip and fall injuries include things like:

Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Head injuries can range from minor traumatic brain injuries to severe traumatic brain injuries that cause lifelong cognitive problems and impairment. Falls are the most common cause of TBI that occurs outside of military service and most commonly occur in children and the elderly.

Spine and back injuries are other common injuries that result from slip and fall incidents. Back and spinal cord injuries can be extremely painful, and can lead to widespread complications such as paralysis, as well as other sensory and mobility problems.
Sprains, fractures and dislocations. Impact with the ground or stationary objects after a fall can also result in a variety of significant physical injuries.

If you are injured in one of these accidents it is important to preserve as much evidence as possible to ensure you can prove your case in court. Having evidence on your side gives you the best chance of a favorable outcome when you file a slip and fall case.

Try to get the names of witnesses who saw the accident, note all relevant conditions (such as poor lighting) and take pictures of the area if possible. Be sure to document the incident by reporting it to building owners or property managers. For slip and fall negligence cases, in particular, this evidence can make or break your case.
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