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For Slip and Fall Injuries

Falls are consistently one of the leading causes of accidental injury. They account for more than 1 million injuries each year in the United States and can be especially dangerous for children and the elderly. 

While slip and fall accidents may not sound that serious, they can lead to devastating consequences. Whether it was caused by 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, all from a simple slip that could have been easily avoided if the owner of the property had taken the necessary steps to prevent such an incident. 

Each slip and fall case is different just as each victim is different. Whatever your situation, you could be entitled to compensation if you were injured on someone else's property. When walking in a public place, you have the right to be advised of any hazards you are likely to encounter. If the hazard has been knowingly or carelessly disguised or ignored, the property owner may be at fault. After any slip and fall, you should call a personal injury lawyer immediately.

Types Of Personal Injury Slip And Fall Accidents:

There are four main types of fall-related accidents. These are:

  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 their 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.

In all of these cases, the victim may sustain serious injuries. The type of injuries depend on the specific circumstances of the fall, the age of the victim, and other factors. Broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries are among the most common injuries that result from these accidents. Any of these come with a lengthy recovery time, large medical bills, and pain and suffering for you as a victim. It’s important that if someone else was responsible for your slip and fall accident, you get the compensation you deserve.

Negligence in Personal Injury Cases

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), they may be liable for your accident and injury. Public property owners are supposed to do their part to keep the public safe.

Because of their advanced age or an injury/disability, falls are more commonly seen as an issue for the elderly population. However, a slip and fall can happen to anyone, including healthy adults and children who have simply not noticed a defect in the sidewalk or an icy area in a parking lot. Regardless of your age, a personal injury attorney can help you in the aftermath of a fall.

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If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, we are here to help. We are experienced personal injury attorneys that can help you get the compensation you deserve. 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 right choice for you and your loved ones after suffering a slip and fall accident.

Call us today to schedule a free consultation with our Tucson personal injury attorneys.