Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

Slip, trips and falls are extremely common.  Each year, more than 8 million people visit an emergency room due to a slip, trip or fall.  A slip, trip and fall accident or premises liability accident occurs when someone is injured from tripping or falling as a result of a dangerous condition.

Property owners are legally responsible for keeping their premises safe.  For example, property owners must repair broken steps, post “slippery floor” signs near spills, place warning cones or signage around dangerous locations.  The injured victim will need to show that the property owner knew about the hazard condition and failed to act reasonably in the repair or prevention of the accident.

Liable parties in slip and fall cases may include the property owner, property manager, maintenance company, tenant of the property or governmental agency. It is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney in a slip, trip or fall accident since they can be complicated cases due to liability and insurance issues.

Common Causes of Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

  • Liquids or foreign substances
  • Grease or polished floors
  • Loose flooring or carpeting
  • Unnecessary clutter
  • Electrical cords
  • Open drawers or filing cabinets
  • Uneven rugs
  • Construction work

Steps to Follow if Involved in Slip & Fall Accident

If you are involved in a slip, trip or fall accident, it is important to properly protect your rights:

  • Call for help
  • Report the accident to the property manager, but avoid making any detailed statements concerning fault
  • Write down the names of property owners and managers
  • Get the names of any witnesses and their contact information
  • Take a good amount of pictures of the unsafe condition that caused the fall
  • Take pictures of all injuries
  • Hold onto any footwear and clothing you were wearing at time of injury
  • Get medical attention immediately
  • Do not give recorded statements to insurance adjusters

Damages

Damages can include current and future medical bills, lost wages, property loss, disability, rehabilitation and pain and suffering. If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall injury due to unsafe conditions,  contact Remick Law Group at 949-445-4344 or online by completing our Free Case Review Form.

Remick Law Group
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Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 445-4344
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