A slip and fall accident can occur when a manager, operator, renter or owner of a residential or commercial property ignored or should have known about a dangerous situation on his or her property. If you've been injured, contact at Santa Barbara slip & fall injury attorney immediately after an accident. When a victim falls due to unsafe conditions, is severely injured, sustains harm, or passes away as a result of these injuries, this may form the premise of a slip and fall injury claim. These kinds of accidents can happen anywhere, whether it’s a private home, a restaurant, a parking lot, a multi-residential building, a school, a mall, a grocery store, or a sidewalk.
While not every slip and fall accident will occur because an operator, manager or property owner allowed a hazardous condition on the property, a significant portion of these accidents do involve negligence. Anytime one of these accidents occurs, it is important to contact a Santa Barbara slip and fall injury attorney as soon as possible. A law firm focusing on this type of case can act immediately in order to determine all the potential causes and to determine whether or not a manager, owner, or other individual should have been responsible for the unsafe condition that contributed to your accident. Our Santa Barbara slip and fall injury attorneys have extensive experience in this field.
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There are many different types of injuries you can sustain in a slip and fall accident. Some of the most common are spinal and back injuries, hip and knee injuries, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries. Contacting an emergency medical service as soon as possible after you have fallen is very important.
You should get medical care to determine the nature of your injuries and to document the initial injury as well. Make sure you consult with an experienced Santa Barbara slip and fall accident attorney to discuss the cause of your injuries and take pictures of the scene, as this information may prove important in your slip and fall injury claim. You should never hesitate to get help from an experienced legal professional because it may be the only way for you to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact The May Firm today at (805) 324-6020.
Slip and fall accidents also include trip and fall accidents, and incidents caused by falling objects. There are several different causes for these types of accidents, including a person's foot slips backwards, causing the person to fall forward, an individual is hit by an object like a tree branch or other material, a person trips over an obstruction, broken pavement, or an obstacle and falls forward, a person's foot slips forward, causing the individual to fall on his or her back.
The majority of slip and fall accidents happen because of hazardous or dangerous conditions. These are often associated with improper maintenance, obstacles, or poor design. A slip and fall accident can occur because of spills, food, water leaks, slippery surfaces, inadequate lighting, defective flooring, or other objects left in pathways. Some of the most common locations for slip and fall accidents include uneven surfaces, ladders, stairs, unguarded heights, door ways, ramps, cluttered hallways, areas with heavy traffic, area prone to spills and or unstable work surfaces.
Not every slip and fall or trip and fall accident is caused by negligence, but if there were any hazards present that caused you to sustain an injury, you may have grounds to pursue a legal claim against the responsible party. Property owners always have a duty of care to keep the area free from hazards and dangers for people who are reasonably on the property. In the event that the hazard cannot be fixed right away, appropriate signage should be placed and the general area blocked off so people are not placed in harm’s way.
According to research, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional deaths in communities and homes across the country. In 2009, falls accounted for more than 25,000 fatalities. Every single hour across the United States, falls are responsible for nearly 200 emergency room visits and one death. They also come at significant costs of between $60 billion and $80 billion every year in the form of workers' compensation claims, insurance claims, medical costs, litigation costs, and other associated expenses.
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At The May Firm, we're experienced with all areas of personal injury law. When you approach our firm, you'll quickly notice a refreshing difference. At our accident law firm, you're not just another case. You'll be treated with the same level of care and compassion that we'd show for our own family.
Unlike other jack of all trades lawyers, we only take personal injury cases. That means you can expect the best legal expertise available. If you've been injured in an accident, we're standing by to answer your questions. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our staff.
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