Slip & Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents happen when you least expect them. Falling on uneven pavement or down faulty stairs can cause life-altering head and back injuries. It is important to seek medical treatment for the injuries, but it is also very important to speak to a slip and fall lawyer to make sure the negligent parties don’t take advantage of you.

On average, over 17,000 people die from slip and fall injuries every year in the U.S. In fact, more than one million Americans have a serious enough slip and fall injury to require medical treatment. One serious slip and fall accident can cost a person $30,000-$80,000 in medical expenses and lost income.

Our experienced premises liability legal team at Bergener Mirejovsky can advise you of your rights and tell you whether you have a case or not. Did you know that in California, merely owning or occupying land does not make that person liable for injuries you may have sustained on the property? You must first prove that the owner or occupant of the property was negligent before you can prevail in a premises liability claim.

What Should I Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

Responsibility of Property Owners

How to Prevent Slip and Falls

Slip and Fall Statistics

A Slip and Fall or a Premise Liability Case?

When you’re walking on privately or publicly owned property, it is reasonable to assume you don’t have to take special action to avoid getting hurt. It is the owners’ responsibilities to keep people safe by maintaining their property and eliminating dangerous conditions.

Failing to upkeep regular maintenance or to remove known hazards, like rotten tree branches, slippery floors, or broken hand railings, is considered negligence. A claim can be pursued if such negligence led to an injury.

Most people think slip and fall claims are equivalent to premise liability claims. However, that isn’t the case. Premise liability claims encompass various types of accidents such as falling objects, stair collapses, and structural defects.

How to Prepare a Slip and Fall Claim

Being injured in a slip and fall can leave you with immense pain. You aren’t sure what you should do next. It is important to know what information you need to gather to have a winning case.

  • Take pictures of the scene
    • Taking pictures of the area where you slipped and fell can help determine who was the negligent party.
    • Don’t forget to take pictures of your injuries.
  • Seek medical attention
    • If you’re hurt, treating your injuries should be your priority.
  • Contact personal injury attorney
    • An experienced accident attorney can guide you towards a successful claim.

Why Slip and Fall Accidents Require a Lawyer

Researching your slip and fall accident might lead you to believe that you don’t fit the claim criteria. However, every case is unique and may need different approach for a successful claim. Commonly slip and fall accidents are caused by:

  • Wet or greasy floors
  • Improperly placed extension cords
  • Unsecured rugs or carpets
  • Loose or broken floors, sidewalks, steps, or stairs.

If there were no warnings or caution signs, it’s possible your injuries were caused by the property manager’s negligence. It’s a good idea to review the details of your accident and injuries with a reputable personal injury lawyer.

The complexities of this type of claim can make it difficult for you to fight alone. Speak to a skilled personal injury lawyer who can review the details of your incident and provide you with information specific to your case.

At Bergener Mirejovsky, we understand how financially and emotionally stressful a slip and fall claim can be. Call us for a free case review any hour of the day at 1-800-881-2021.

That means we charge you nothing unless we reach a successful settlement of your claim. If we don’t get you compensated for your damages, you don’t pay us a dime.