Slip and Fall / Trip and Fall
While “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accidents sound innocuous, the truth is that they can cause serious injury. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among adults 65 and over. Fall-related injuries can include fractured bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. This is why property owners are required to keep their properties safe. Yet, property owners often fail to do so. Common causes of slip/trip and fall accidents include the following:
- Debris on floors
- Cracked or uneven flooring
- Poor lighting conditions
- Other dangerous conditions
- Failure to install handrails on stairs
- Unreasonably slippery floors
- Deteriorating sidewalks
- Holes in flooring or the ground
- Improper flooring materials
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to a slip/trip and fall, then you know that the stakes are high. Medical bills, lost income and the associated pain and suffering can be significant. Proving negligence in a slip/trip and fall case can be challenging. Evidence can be fleeting and must be collected before it is destroyed or discarded. Testimony from appropriate experts may be necessary. This is why it is important to have your case reviewed by attorneys experienced with slip/trip and fall accidents early on.
The attorneys at Princenthal & May have such experience. We have recovered millions of dollars for clients who have been injured in such accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip/trip and fall, please do not hesitate to call us at 678-534-1980.