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SLIP & FALL
We can help you to take legal action to get just compensation for your injuries from the individual or company that should be held liable.
We will help you learn your rights and determine the options available to you to help your family get back on its feet.
SLIP AND FALL COURT CASES
Just in 2013 alone, over 2.5 million emergency room cases in the U.S. were the results of non-fatal slip & fall accidents. The CDC further reports that over 734,000 of these cases were admitted to the hospital. A slip & fall can lead to severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, hip fractures, neck, shoulder and back knee injuries. Falls are also noted as the third leading cause of death from unintentional injuries.
Many older adults find it difficult to live an independent life after a slip & fall. Slip & Falls are common causes of serious injury. People of all ages fall leading to injury from mild to severe and life-threatening. If you have suffered a slip & fall, you can take legal action to get just compensation for your injuries from the individual or company that should be held liable. A slip and fall lawyer Fresno can help you with these cases.
SLIP & FALL LEGAL ADVICE
There are various locations and situations that pose a higher risk of a fall, including:
Stairs- An estimated 90% of falls at different establishments take place when people are on the stairs.
- Workplace- The NSFI reveals that about 26% of work injuries costs and 16% of all workers’ compensation claims are associated with falls at work.
- Grocery Stores- Over $450 million is spent every year in defense of slip & fall claims from both employees and store patrons.
- Restaurants- The average restaurant is estimated to deal with 3-9 slip & fall incidents annually, Lighthouse Enterprise reports.
- Hotels- Slip and falls are noted as the top cause of hotel injuries annually. 70% occur on flat walking surfaces.
The common reasons for slip and falls include slippery or slick floors, changes in flooring surface, uneven pavement or gravel, debris in walkways, cracks in sidewalks and flooring, curbs, potholes, steep stairs, broken handrails, narrow treads, changes in height of the floor or ground, and ice or snow.
Most of these situations happen on another person’s property. The victim may take legal action against the property owner or the tenant. Negligence on the part of the owner or renter should be proven especially if there was no warning about a fall hazard in the specific location. Many accidents may be prevented with the proper precautions, warnings, and maintenance. Hazards need to be fixed and corrected or visitors warned if the hazard cannot be removed. There are serious consequences for slip and fall injuries. The victims may have to go through long-term rehabilitation and expensive medical treatments. The law allows victims to be “made whole” for the losses. A Fresno personal injury attorney can help you seek compensation for your fall accidents including medical bills payment, lost income payment and compensation for emotional distress, pain, and suffering.
If you are injured on someone else’s property, the premises liability law may hold the property owner or property manager liable for your injuries. The law mandates that the property owner needs to exercise reasonable care in the management, maintenance, and use of his property and not expose others to unreasonable harm or risks. If you need a premises liability lawyer, our law firm has the legal knowledge, expertise, and experience in various types of premises liability claims. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today for your premises liability claim. Our attorneys are ready to answer your questions and ensure the best options are utilized.