An uneven sidewalk, a broken railing, or even a spill on the floor could lead to serious injuries and even wrongful death. While each person has a duty to watch where they are going, property owners are responsible for injuries caused by hazards. If an owner of a property has failed to maintain the conditions of their premises, created an unsafe condition that caused the injury, or knew about the dangerous premises or unsafe hazard but failed to alert visitors, they may be held liable for injuries.
Dangerous premises can result in a variety of types of injuries. This means that your personal injury case may become more complicated if there are multiple injuries or multiple hazards on the property. At Grabb & Durando, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in securing compensation for many different types of injuries. In dangerous premises cases, you may experience any of the following:
If you hit your head due to a fall on someone else’s property, you may suffer from a traumatic brain injury. This can be very serious and may even result in a disability that leaves you unable to work.
Slips and falls due to dangerous premises issues can lead to bone fractures. Treatment for these injuries can be expensive and may result in lost wages if you need time off work to recover.
If you hit your spine during a fall, it can lead to a spinal cord injury. This can result in chronic back pain or paralysis. In these cases, you may be entitled to compensation for medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
These injuries could happen anywhere and to anyone. A mother could be grocery shopping for her family when she doesn’t see a wet spot on the tile floor, resulting in a slip and fall. She could be tending to the resulting injuries for weeks, unable to spend her time working or caring for her family. A grandparent could be taking a walk in a park and trip over an uneven and unmarked part of the sidewalk, sustaining serious injuries due to fragility and the hard fall. You never know when an accident like this could happen, but if it does happen to you or a loved one, be sure that one of your first steps is calling an experienced Tucson accident lawyer.