While the thought of slipping and falling in public may strike fear into your heart, chances are this is due to the embarrassment factor, rather than any real fear of serious injury. However, although the embarrassment can be real, so is the risk of being seriously injured, or even permanently disabled. When you sustain injuries in a slip and fall accident and are unable to work as a result, an expert San Diego attorney could recover damages on your behalf, regarding the financial consequences of your accident. There are numerous scenarios in which a slip and fall accident may occur but, if you have been injured through no fault of your own, our lawyers could use their extensive legal experience to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
As we are sure you can imagine, there are countless scenarios in which somebody’s negligence could mean you slip and fall. Our extensive and in-depth legal knowledge means we are perfectly equipped to handle each and every one of them, as illustrated by our track record of successfully handling various slip and fall accidents. The common types of slip and fall accidents our San Diego attorneys have encountered over the past few decades include:
Lack of signage warning of a freshly washed or waxed floor in a store, restaurant or another public place
Poorly-lit parking lots with uneven surfaces
Poorly maintained stairwells, including a lack of handrail
Tripping caused by potholes or poor road conditions
Cracked or otherwise damaged public walkways
Slips caused by spillages which were not promptly cleaned up
Falls on ice or snow that was not adequately treated or removed by the property owner
The list could go on for quite some time, but all you need to know is that you can rest assured that your case is in expert hands when you hire one of our San Diego slip and fall accident attorneys. We will not rest until we have secured the full settlement you are entitled to.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, the leading cause of slip and fall accidents across the United States is the floor. This includes wet or waxed flooring, as well as damaged surfaces, unsecured floorboards, loose carpeting, and debris.
Did you know that approximately 30% of people involved in a slip and fall accident will sustain a serious head, hip, or another severe injury? Some more statistics follow:
Each year, more than 8 million people in the United States seek emergency room treatment following a fall
33,000 of these suffer fatal injuries
55% of slip, trips, and falls are caused by the floor or walkway
Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of visitor and staff injuries in the retail injury
People aged over 65 are most at risk of slip and fall-related injuries
If you, or a loved one, have been injured due to a slip and fall accident, our San Diego lawyers could hold the responsible property owner accountable for the consequences of their negligence. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us today.