Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. While older people tend to suffer more serious injuries after a slip and fall accident, children and middle-aged adults also fall victim to situations in which they are caused to slip and fall. What is so terrible about slip and fall injuries is that they can be serious, permanent, or even life threatening. Anyone who has been injured after slipping and falling due to the negligence of someone else needs to consult with an experienced slip and fall attorney serving Atlanta today.
Dangerous conditions, hazards, and poor maintenance are all common causes of slip and fall accidents. Victims of slip and fall accidents may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries and medical expenses. Contact an experienced slip and fall attorney in Atlanta today to discuss your particular situation.Slips, Trips, and Falls
A slip and fall accident claim does not necessarily have to involve a slip per se. Rather, slip and fall personal injury claims can be based on a slip, a trip, or a fall. A slip and fall accident is not exclusive to only those who are on two good feet. People who use walking assistance devices, such as walking canes or wheelchairs can also be victims of slip and fall accidents.Slips
A victim slips when there is something on a walking surface that reduces the amount of friction established between the victim’s foot or walking assistance device and the ground. Slips are often caused by icy conditions, water on the floor, grease or oil, or other debris on the ground that has not been cleaned up or properly marked with warnings. Slips can cause serious injuries, such as:
- Head, neck, and spinal injuries.
- Soft tissue injuries such as a sprain or a pulled muscle.
- Broken hips and legs.
- Twisted knees and ankles.
A victim trips when there is an object in his or her walking path that he or she could not, or did not see, and the object impedes his or her ability to walk. When the ground is not where the victim anticipates it should be when taking a step, the result is also a trip. A trip can cause a variety of serious injuries, including:
- Stubbed or dislocated toes.
- Twisted ankle or knee.
- Fall-related injuries.
A victim falls when his or her balance is thrown off and he or she is unable to catch him or herself. For example, falls can be caused by improperly maintained stairs or railings, uneven or improperly maintained pavement or sidewalk, or can be caused by a trip when the victim is unable to catch him or herself before falling. Falls can produce serious injuries, like:
- Broken bones.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Traumatic head injuries.
- Impact injuries, such as bruising or internal hemorrhaging.
Slip and fall accidents generally fall under the umbrella of premise liability based personal injury claims, meaning that the property owner, manager, or operator of the location where your slip and fall occurred is responsible for maintaining the property so that it is safe. A failure to do so can result in liability for slip and fall accidents that are caused by the negligence of the liable party.
When you are injured in a slip and fall accident, an Atlanta slip and fall lawyer at The Angell Law Firm will work with you to identify all of the parties that should be held liable to you. Service providers, franchisers, parent corporations, or even government entities might be accountable for your injuries depending you your particular situation. The Angell Law Firm is ready to stand by you. Contact us by calling (770) 217-4954 today or contact us online today.