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Types of Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Types of Slip-and-Fall Accidents

When a person visits someone else’s property, it is reasonable for them to assume that they will not be hurt or injured while they are there. However, if property is not adequately maintained or hazardous conditions exist a visitor could easily slip, trip, or fall and suffer serious injuries because of this. The many different injuries that often result from slip-and-fall accidents can range from minor to severe, and in some cases may cause death.

If you or a loved one slipped and fell while on another person’s property, you may have a claim of personal injury under premises liability laws. The attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Personal Injury Lawyers have experience litigating slip-and-fall claims, and we understand the pain and frustration you may feel after an incident like this.

To find out how we can help, submit the quick and confidential, no cost, no obligation FREE case evaluation form located on the top right side of this page.

Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen anywhere, which is part of what makes them so frustrating. When you do not expect to be in any harm it is almost impossible to guard yourself from injury. Some of the most common places that slip-and-fall accidents occur include:

  • Construction sites
  • Curbs
  • Escalators
  • Grocery stores
  • Gymnasiums
  • Homes of neighbors
  • Malls
  • Nursing homes
  • Office buildings
  • Parking lots
  • Places of employment
  • Public restrooms
  • Restaurants, bars and nightclubs
  • Retail shops
  • Shopping centers
  • Swimming pools
  • …and many others.

Seeking medical attention immediately is important after a slip, trip or fall even if you do not believe you have been seriously harmed. Some injuries may take days to show symptoms so having a physician examine you for possible fractures, strains or head trauma can ensure that any necessary treatment is not delayed.

Injuries from Slip-and-Falls

The injuries that can result from slip-and-fall accidents are as varied as the places they occur. In the most serious circumstances, an individual can sustain life-threatening injuries or lose the ability to function the way they did before the accident. Some of the most common injuries from slip-and-falls include:

  • Ankle or wrist sprain
  • Broken arm or leg
  • Broken collarbone
  • Death
  • Fractured hip or pelvis
  • Head trauma
  • Herniated discs
  • Strained muscles
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • …to name a few.

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that falling is the second-leading cause of unintentional death in households and communities, accounting for 25,000 fatalities in 2009 alone. Children, adults, and elderly citizens alike are susceptible to the dangers of a slip-and-fall accident, and if you or a loved one was injured in a similar situation it is easy to understand how serious these accidents can be.

Contact our Slip-and-Fall Lawyers

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are prepared to fight for the maximum amount of compensation our clients deserve. The victims of slip-and-fall incidents deserve compassion and compensation for their injuries, which is why we always offer all Connecticut residents a FREE case evaluation if they have been injured by a trip or simply slipping and falling.

Our legal team always works hard protecting our clients rights and offers an experienced group of lawyers that pursue justice on your behalf seeking the maximum results on a contingency fee basis, that means you pay us nothing until we recover a successful verdict or settlement for you and only get paid when we win.

To learn how we can help you today, contact our attorneys by using the free case evaluation form at the top of this page, If you would prefer to speak with someone on the phone now, please call 1-800-PERKINS or 1- 203-397-1283 for a no cost, no-obligation quick review of your case. Put the Power of Perkins to Work for You!

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