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Slip and Fall Accidents and Injuries

Most people have slipped or tripped and fallen at some point in their lives. This is a relatively common type of accident and may cause little to no injury at all. At times, however, a slip and fall accident can result in serious and lasting injury. When a property owner or other individual or entity is to blame, a victim can seek the assistance of an attorney to file a claim or lawsuit against whatever individual caused the accident to occur.

At Steven A. Bagen & Associates, we offer a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss the circumstances of your accident, injuries, and what an attorney can do to help you. Depending on the case, we may be able to secure a significant settlement or jury award on your behalf to pay for medical care, lost earnings, and other damages as well.

What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents?

When property owner negligence causes a slip or trip and fall accident, this may result from a failure to properly maintain or routinely inspect property grounds. A retail store is a simple example of a place where a slip and fall accident may be likely to occur. The store owner or manager may fail to clean up a spill in a timely manner or may fail to place a warning sign to inform visitors of the potential danger. The owner may have the floors waxed without placing signs informing patrons to be cautious. There may be standing water or any slippery substance on the floor (such as spilled food or a condiment), or the floor itself may be slippery. There are virtually countless hazardous conditions that may cause a slip and fall accident to occur.

What You Should Know Slip and Fall Accident Claims

Millions of slip and fall accidents happen every year – many of which lead to serious and permanent injuries including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more. While some slip and fall accidents are the result of personal carelessness or recklessness, there are countless others that are due to negligence on the part of the property owner or occupant. When property owners fail to protect visitors and guests from injury, you need lawyers who have significant experience in premises liability. In these cases, victims may have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit.