According to the National Safety Council (NSC), falling is one of the primary causes of accidental injury in the United States. Approximately 8.9 million Americans visit hospital emergency rooms on an annual basis for treatment of injuries sustained in slips, trips, and falls. A number of these slip and falls occur because a property owner has acted in a negligent manner. In such cases, slip and fall victims deserve to hold that property owner accountable for any injury-related losses they suffered. If you have been injured in a fall that you believe was someone else’s fault, an experienced Orange County slip and fall attorney at Jamal Injury Law can help you recover for your losses through a personal injury claim.
Negligence in Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free from hazards or dangerous conditions. When someone slips, falls, and suffers injury because an owner failed to maintain the property or failed to warn visitors of a potential hazard, that owner has acted in a negligent manner. When someone’s negligence causes injury, the injured victim has the legal right to receive compensation from the negligent party to reimburse them for any accident-related losses.
Common negligent acts that cause slip and fall accidents include the following:
- Having uneven or overly worn flooring
- Allowing debris, clutter, or other obstructions to remain in walkways
- Laying down area carpets that may slip under foot
- Failing to clean up spills in a timely manner
- Failing to warn visitors of wet or slippery floors
- Not regularly inspecting the premises for possible hazards
- Having worn, damaged, or otherwise dangerous stairways
- Not properly lighting walkways or stairways so visitors may identify possible hazards
These are only a few of the ways in which property owners act negligently to cause slip and fall accidents.
As a result of the above acts of negligence, slip and fall victims may suffer serious injuries. Slip and falls can cause broken or fractured bones, concussions or other traumatic brain injuries, and much more. Older adults are particularly at risk for suffering broken hips if they slip and fall. These injuries can require emergency treatment, hospital stays, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and much more. Additionally, many older adults who suffer broken hips are never able to live independently again. As you can see, slip and fall accidents may have a significant effect on a victim’s life.
Contact an Orange County Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you deserve to receive full compensation for all of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. At Jamal Injury Law, we offer free consultations and always handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we never collect fees unless you win your case and are able to recover. Contacting our office can only help you, so you should never hesitate to call us at 714-907-1021 if you have suffered any type of injury.