Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Trip and fall accidents are extremely prevalent with an estimated 7 million occurring annually in the United States, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. A trip and fall happens when a person’s foot hits an obstacle or falls to a lower level unexpectedly. These accidents can happen anywhere, including public property, private property, businesses, homes, apartment or office complexes, schools, storage facilities, sidewalks, shops, hotels, and on. Over half of all trip and fall accidents occur on public walkways that are uneven and hazardous.
If you’ve had a trip and fall accident that was another person’s fault, you’re entitled to make a claim against the party responsible for your injury for compensation. Contact the Abronson Law Offices as soon as possible so we can take immediate action to perform an investigation, file a claim, and get you the money you deserve. If you wait, important evidence may become unavailable and witnesses may be had to find.
Trip and fall injuries can be severe, including fractures, internal injuries, dental injuries, herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries. Sometimes amputations, dismemberment, paralysis, and death can result.
The effects of injuries from a trip and fall accident can be long lasting, debilitating, and expensive. Damages may include the cost of medical bills, both past and future, lost wages and future potential earnings, other bills and layouts of money related to the accident, and intangible or non-economic losses, like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of independence, mental anguish, and psychological problems.
Anybody who owns or operates property is legally required to keep it safe for all visitors. Government entities are usually responsible for the safety of sidewalks and roads, although in some case, responsibility is shared between the government entity and owners of adjacent properties if they create hazardous conditions on walks and roadways, for example is roots from their trees cause pavement to lift and become irregular.
Identifying the liable party for your trip and fall accident is not always easy. Both business entities and individuals can be held responsible, including managers, property owners, business owners, contractors, federal and state governments, and others.
If you’ve had an accident on public property it is especially important for you to contact us immediately, because the California statute of limitations for government claims allows only six months in which to file, or you will lose the right to sue.
- Roughly 17,000 people die annually because of slip, trip, and fall accidents.
- Fifteen percent of workplace fatalities are a result of slip, trip and fall accidents, making them the second leading cause of accidental occupational deaths.
- The most common trip and fall accident injuries are fractures of the hand, forearm, upper arm, leg, hip, spine, and pelvis.
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents are a primary cause of brain injuries, which cause 46 percent of fall-related fatalities among older people.
Located in Los Gatos, California, the Abronson Law Offices serve Santa Clara County the entire Bay Area. We promise you a personalized and stress free experience. You can count on us to keep you up to date on the progress of your case, return your emails and phone calls, and take the time to get to know you and to understand your needs and concerns.
Come in to see us and tell us about your accident and your injury, or that of a family member. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so you never have to worry about how you’ll pay for top-of-the-line legal representation.
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