Slip and fall accidents happen every day.
A spilled drink, a cracked walkway or sidewalk, debris that hasn’t been clean up as yet – all can cause a life-changing injury. We’ve all fallen at one time or another. Most of the time we get right back up and get on with our day. But what happens if you cannot get up?
Did you know that slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of emergency room visits?
Property owners have a legal responsibility to reasonably maintain their property for the safety of those who visit, whether the visit is business or social in nature.
When a property owner’s failure to warn or protect people from unsafe conditions results in injury, the injured person may be able to seek recovery for their damages.
Serious injuries resulting from slip and falls include:
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
- Neck injury
- Skull fractures
- Hip fractures
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal injury
Many people just assume that when a person falls it’s because he or she is clumsy, not paying attention, or wearing the wrong kind of shoes. So many Californians walk around in flip flops throughout the year. The truth is – most slip & fall injuries are preventable, but it isn’t always the victim that could have prevented the incident.
Common conditions that cause slip & fall injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Improper maintenance
- Wet or slippery floors
- Lack of warning signs
- Broken or cracked sidewalks
- Loose handrails or none at all
- Poorly maintained stairs
- Inadequate lighting
If you have been injured or harmed in a slip & fall accident as the result of someone’s careless disregard for your safety while on their property, contact one of our experienced San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at the law offices of Welebir | Tierney. We can discuss your legal rights, options and if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and medical expenses.
For the past 40 years our attorneys have been helping those who have suffered slip & fall injuries and other types of personal injuries. We offer a free initial consultation about your premises liability case, and you will not have to pay legal fees unless you win money for your claim.