Falls are consistently one of the leading causes of injury producing accidents. They account for more than 1 million injuries each year in the United States. When you first hear of slip and fall accidents, they may not sound that serious, but they can lead to devastating consequences. Whether it was a spill that was not cleaned up, an icy surface, or a poorly-maintained stairwell, a fall can cause serious injury and even death. Head injuries, brain damage, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and more could lead to a lifetime of complications and disabilities.
Whatever your situation, you could be entitled to compensation if you were injured on someone elseís property. When walking in a public place, we have the right to be advised of any hazards we are likely to encounter. If the hazard has been knowingly or carelessly disguised or ignored, the property owner may be at fault.
There are generally four different types of personal injury slip and fall accidents:
- 1) Slip and Fall: The individual may lose traction, slip on the walking surface, and fall.
- 2) Stump and Fall: The individual may stumble over an obstruction on the walkway or surface and fall.
- 3) Step and Fall: The individual may lose his/her balance and fall due to a hole in the walkway or surface, or some type of unexpected defect.
- 4) Trip and Fall: An individual may trip over a foreign object and fall.
Regardless of the type of slip and fall accident, if the property owner did not exercise reasonable care, acted negligently or had constructive notice, meaning that even if the owner was not actually aware of the hazard, he/she SHOULD have had knowledge of the unsafe condition that caused the accident, then they could be held liable for the accident and injury.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, we are here to help. We are affordable, experienced personal injury lawyers that can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Grabb & Durando has the expertise you need to successfully receive the care you or your loved ones are entitled to. Before you talk to the insurance company get someone on your side that knows your rights. Our compassionate approach and thorough understanding of Arizona law makes us the best choice for you and your loved ones.
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