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Slip and Fall Injury Claims Lawsuit Lawyer

A simple slip and fall accident can cause serious injuries that can result in extensive medical bills, time lost from work and other expenses. Businesses and owners of commercial property have an obligation to keep areas safe for visitors. When a slippery sidewalk or tripping hazards cause a person to fall and sustain an injury, the owner of the property may be liable for the damages.

Slip and fall accidents happen frequently, but many can be prevented. Property and business owners are required to maintain their property and make it safe for guests and customers. If a hazard that could cause a fall cannot be fixed, there should be a warning to alert people of a fall hazard. Some common issues that cause slip and fall injuries include:

  • Broken stair treads or handrail
  • Cluttered items in walking areas
  • Icy or slippery sidewalks or walkways
  • Loose carpet or rugs
  • Potholes or curbs in parking lots
  • Spills
  • Uneven sidewalks

Property owners are expected to use reasonable care to fix tripping and slipping hazards to prevent falls. When maintenance or warnings are not completed and fall injuries occur, the property owner may be liable for damages under premises liability law.

Types of Fall Injuries

Children fall often and bounce right back up again. However, the older you get, the more likely a fall will cause a serious injury. Broken bones and torn ligaments, tendons and muscles are common when a person falls and tries to break the fall with their hand or arm. Back, neck and spine injuries can occur from the impact of the fall. Another serious concern is a head injury. A severe bump to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. In older adults, falls are the top cause of accidental death.

If you have been injured from a fall due to a poorly maintained property, you may be eligible to pursue a premises liability claim against the property owner. Contact the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown to discuss your claim, and explore your legal options.

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