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Types of Slip-and-Fall Injuries

Types of Slip-and-Fall Injuries

Slip-and-fall injuries can range from minor to severe, and can even result in wrongful death for the victim. When a property owner fails to maintain the safety of their premises, visitors can be seriously injured because of their negligence.

In the case of a slip-and-fall accident, when a person slips, trips, or falls, the owner of the property may be liable for their injuries under premises liability law if a dangerous condition that they allowed or did not prevent caused the person to fall.

Were you or someone you care about hurt or killed because they slipped on another person’s property? If so, you may be eligible for compensation based on the suffering you experienced, and the physical and emotional trauma you endured.

The litigators of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers understand the need for justice when a property owner’s negligence caused you pain. We will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients, and stand by the victims of slip-and-fall injuries in the courtroom.

Injuries Associated with Slip-and–Fall Accidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 1 million Americans will experience a slip, trip, and fall incident each year, and over 17,000 people will endure injuries from their fall that will be fatal.

The following are common injuries associated with slip-and-fall incidents:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Concussion
  • Dislocated joints
  • Fractured bones
  • Herniated discs
  • Muscle strains
  • Neck strain
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Wrongful death
  • …and others.

As with many accidents, the victim can sustain multiple injuries in combination, or sustain serious injuries that eventually result in death.

Causes of Trip-and-Falls

Property owner negligence can be a nuanced area of the law, but there are several factors that consistently cause slips-and-falls in many situations; they are:

  • Spilled substance
  • Safety code violations
  • Torn carpeting
  • Poor lighting
  • Changes in flooring
  • Lack of safety guard rails
  • Chemicals
  • Narrow stairways
  • Failure to maintain sidewalk or driveway
  • Faulty escalator
  • Slick floors
  • …to name a few.

The CDC reports further that unintentional falls account for 19,565 deaths every year in the United States, and that most are caused by a slick surface underfoot. Premises liability law dictates that property owners have a responsibility to maintain the safety of their area and any adjacent areas that could harm visitors.

If your slip-and-fall injuries were caused by property owner negligence, contact a law firm with experience in premises liability law for guidance with your slip-and-fall claim. The compensation that a successful settlement or verdict can bring can help cover medical expenses associated with treating the injuries you sustained, as well as the mental and emotional anguish that comes with losing a loved one who may have died as a result of their fall.

A Connecticut Law Firm with Slip-and-Fall Injury Experience

The personal injury lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have over 140 years of combined legal experience along with the compassion and drive to win your case.

Call 1-800-PERKINS or complete the 100% FREE and COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL “Case Review” form at the top of this page to see how the lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers could help you on your road to recovery from elevator accident injuries.

Our offices are located in:

  • New Haven / Woodbridge, CT
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…and we proudly offer legal counsel to those in surrounding areas, such as:

  • Branford
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  • Meriden
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