Slipping and falling are relatively common life experiences for most people. If floors are slick or uneven, or if an object is in your way, it is not unusual to fall as a result. In some cases no one in particular is at fault for your fall, but in other cases you may have fallen because the property you were on was not properly maintained, or because a hazard existed. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell who is at fault, which is why many people choose to consult a slip-and-fall attorney.
If you or someone you love was injured after slipping, tripping, or falling on another person’s property you may have a claim of personal injury. The lawyers at Lewis & Keller have experience litigating cases of slip-and-fall, and we will always fight for the maximum amount of compensation due to our clients.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the free case evaluation form located on the left side of this page; there is no obligation to proceed and the details of your case are 100% confidential.
What Types of Injuries Are Caused by a Slip-and-Fall?
The circumstances surrounding a slipping incident will directly impact the types of injuries sustained and their severity. A construction site will present different hazards than a parking lot or grocery store, and these hazards can cause a wide range of injury. In some cases, objects that are not secure can injure a person by falling onto them.
Injuries that frequently result from slips-and-falls include:
- Broken bones
- Cracked ribs
- Dental injury
- Fractured pelvis or collarbone
- Head and neck trauma
- Herniated discs
- Sprained ankle or wrist
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- …and many others.
Head trauma can be caused by falling objects, unstable ground, or slippery floors, among other hazardous conditions. In some cases these incidents can result in wrongful death or permanent disability.
Who is Liable for My Injuries?
Determining liability in a slip-and-fall case can be tricky, as there are a number of qualifying factors that must be met for a person to be at fault.
- The visitor must have been lawfully allowed to be on the property; trespassers who slip-and-fall will most likely not have a valid claim.
- The person who was harmed did not cause the injury out of their own recklessness
- The owner or non-owner resident ignored their responsibility to maintain the property to reasonably safe standards.
It is also important to determine who caused the hazardous conditions. For example, if a grocery store worker caused a spill and neglected to clean it up before a patron was harmed, the grocery store could be at fault for the patron’s injury.
Contacting Slip-and-Fall Attorneys
Lewis & Keller legal team is committed to delivering justice for individuals who have experienced a slip-and-fall as a result of someone else’s negligence. We fight for your rights and always work to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your claim.
For a free case evaluation, contact us by submitting the form at the bottom of this page, or by calling 866-299-1769.