Falling down after slipping or tripping can be an embarrassing experience, but in many cases, people hurt much more than their pride. Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious, painful injuries that require costly medical treatment, and in some situations, a person may be temporarily or permanently disabled. When these types of accidents take place because of a property owner's negligence, victims will want to find out how they can be repaid through a premises liability claim or lawsuit.
Osvaldo Rodriguez, P.C. is highly experienced in the field of personal injury, and he has been working since 2004 to help victims receive compensation for injuries caused by other people's negligence. He has helped his clients recover millions in jury verdicts and settlements. With his knowledge and skill in these types of cases, he can fight for your rights and make sure you are fully repaid for the damages you have experienced.
Slip & Fall Injuries Attorney
Even though falling to the ground may seem like a minor incident, these types of accidents can result in multiple types of serious injuries. Falls can result in broken bones, including wrists, ankles, or collarbones, and these fractures can be very painful and affect a person's mobility and ability to work while recovering. Dislocated joints and serious sprains can also occur, or a person may suffer serious bruises or damage to organs that results in internal bleeding. In some of the most serious cases, a person may strike their head and suffer a traumatic brain injury, which can cause permanent brain damage or wrongful death.
A property owner or the tenant in control of a property is required to maintain a safe premise and address any hazards that could threaten the safety of customers or visitors. Hazards should be repaired or corrected, and while dangers exist, warnings should be provided to ensure that people avoid these hazards.
Many fall injuries occur because of wet floors or slippery surfaces. Property owners should always take measures to address conditions that increase the risks of slip and fall accidents, such as having employees mop up any spills quickly, placing warning signs near wet floors, and using floor mats near entrances. Slipping hazards should also be addressed on outdoor walkways and sidewalks, and property owners may be liable for injuries that occur due to an unnatural accumulation of ice or snow.
There are a wide variety of other hazards that could cause a person to trip and fall. A building may have torn carpet, missing floor tiles, or electrical cords, or other obstacles in walkways. Sidewalks may have large cracks or be uneven, or parking lots may have potholes or damaged pavement. Stairwells may have inadequate lighting, broken stairs or handrails, or a lack of traction. In some of the most dangerous cases, railings or barriers on an upper level or balcony may be broken, or a balcony may collapse altogether, causing a person to suffer severe injuries in a fall to a lower level.
If you or a member of your family have been injured in a fall that took place at a business or private residence, Osvaldo Rodriguez, P.C. can provide the legal help you need. He will investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury, establish liability on the part of the property owner or tenant, determine whether you can receive coverage under the owner's insurance policy, and help you receive payments that fully address the damages you have suffered. Call us today for your free consultation.