Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall Accidents
Slip/trip and fall accidents often result in significant injuries because the injured victim is often caught off-guard when the accident happens. In a typical slip and fall scenario, a person steps on a liquid that was either clear (and thus unable to be seen) or was colored but due to other circumstances, the victim did not see the substance before slipping on it. Such a situation typically involves a liquid in a grocery aisle where the victim is looking at a product and is unable to observe the spilled substance prior to the slip. It’s always an interesting argument when the grocery store says the injury victim should have seen the substance on the floor and avoided it, when at the same time, the store is paid thousands of dollars by companies to place their products and advertisements in aisles so that the victim is expected to be looking at them when they enter that aisle.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Much like in a slip and fall accident, victims of trip and fall accidents typically trip over uneven surfaces, holes or over something that was left on the ground that should not have been there. Trip and fall accident victims are also often concerned about other hazards around them (such as vehicle traffic when they trip over a hole or uneven surface on a sidewalk or cross-walk) or fall in an area with poor lighting or excessive shadowing, and as a result, reasonably fail to notice the tripping hazard before the accident happens.Typical personal injuries that result from a slip and fall or trip and fall accident include soft-tissue injuries, knee and ankle breaks, broken arms, lacerations requiring stitching, dislocated shoulders, and brain and spinal cord injuries.
Contact a slip and fall accident lawyer
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a slip and fall or trip and fall accident that occurred on someone else’s property and were injured as a result, contact our slip and fall lawyer at the Steven Dhillon Law Firm to represent your case and fight for the compensation that you deserve for your medical expenses, emotional distress and other damages. Contact the Steven Dhillon Law Firm today to set up a free consultation of your case by calling (818) 874-9485.
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