Don’t Underestimate The Dangers Of A Slip-And-Fall Accident
Slipping and falling may sound like a trivial accident on the surface, but there is a reason that these are some of the most common grounds for personal injury claims. A bad fall can result in serious injuries, including damage to the spine or head. When falling face first, a person could also experience facial disfigurement that requires expensive plastic surgery. These are not trivial cases – victims of these accidents are facing some of the most difficult moments of their lives. Additionally, if one person slips and falls in a public place, chances are someone else will too. Holding the property holder accountable is important for preventing future accidents.
At The Weinberger Law Firm, our Sacramento slip and fall attorneys have extensive experience helping people who have been injured in a fall. We can help you build your case and hold the property owner accountable.
Common Fall Hazards
If you fell and injured yourself in a public space, or private property to which you were invited, then you could have grounds for an injury lawsuit. Property owners have a responsibility to keep their area reasonably clear of hazards, or at least provide warning of the dangers. Failure to do this puts other people at risk.
Some common causes of slip-and-fall accidents include:
- Slippery floors
- Rough, torn, or uneven carpeting
- Dim lighting
- Rain, ice, or snow that could have been cleaned up in a reasonable time
- Unmarked holes or divots in the ground
- Sidewalks that are uneven or have hidden gaps
Slip-and-fall accidents often result in unique injuries. A lot of the time a person is going about their daily activities not knowing that their life can change with one misstep. Slip-and-fall accidents can result in any of the following injuries:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Injuries to the spinal cord and neck
- Twisted or dislocated knees and ankles
- Joint damage
- Long-term head trauma and brain injuries
- Bruising, scratches, and scrapes
- Memory loss
- Herniated disks
- Shoulder dislocations
- Wrongful death
Contact The Weinberger Law Firm Today
In order to obtain your deserved compensation from a slip and fall accident, you must prove that the property owner was negligent in the upkeep of their area. This is where our slip-and-fall accident lawyers in Sacramento can help. We can help you gather evidence that demonstrates how the property owner could have prevented this accident. We can also make sure you receive the full compensation you are owed to cover the extent of your medical expenses.