Trips & Falls

While trips and falls are common, the injuries you sustain from these accidents can be severe and often times require surgical intervention. Fractures, ligament tears, spinal damage, and brain trauma are some of the injuries that can be sustained as a result of a serious trip and fall.  If you have been injured in a trip and fall it is imperative that you discuss your matter with an experienced attorney who can help you sue the appropriate entities.

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While trips and falls are common, the injuries you sustain from these accidents can be severe and often times require surgical intervention. Fractures, ligament tears, spinal damage, and brain trauma are some of the injuries that can be sustained as a result of a serious trip and fall.  If you have been injured in a trip and fall it is imperative that you discuss your matter with an experienced attorney who can help you sue the appropriate entities.

What are Common Causes of Trip and Fall Accidents?

Trip and fall accidents can happen to anyone at any time. The most common causes of trip and fall accidents are:

  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Uneven surfaces¬†
  • Potholes¬†
  • Cracked and chipped sidewalks
  • Poorly maintained stairs
  • Loose or broken handrails
  • Improper signage warning of potential hazards
  • Low-hanging objects
  • Unsafe ladders
  • Poorly lit areas
  • Clutter like loose electrical cords, boxes, and other items
  • Debris left on property
  • Open grates
  • Damaged fencing
  • Damaged and defective flooring

If you have recently been hurt in a trip and fall accident caused by unsafe conditions, we can help. Our attorneys  are licensed to represent clients in Florida, New York, and New Jersey. 

Common Injuries from Trip and Fall Accidents

Injuries from trip and fall accidents can vary in type and severity. Many injuries require emergency treatment and hospitalization. Others may necessitate extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy. Some common trip and fall injuries are:

  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Soft tissue injuries like strains, tears, and sprains are common in trip and fall accidents. Symptoms of these injuries include swelling, severe pain, and difficulty with movement.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: If you fall off a ladder or slip and fall on your back, you may suffer a spinal cord injury. Very often times spinal cord injuries necessitate surgery and extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation. Spinal cord injuries can cause partial or full paralysis.¬†
  • Fractures: Trip and fall accidents can also result in fractures and broken bones, which can take months to heal and can inhibit your ability to go to work or perform daily tasks.¬† Many types of fractures also require surgical intervention.
  • Back and Neck Injuries: Trip and fall accidents can also result in back and neck injuries, such as spinal fractures, herniated and bulging discs in the neck and spinal column and coccyx fractures. Neck and back injuries often require surgery and extensive physical therapy.

Statute of Limitations 

Statute of Limitations govern the amount of time an individual has to file a lawsuit against a defendant for a personal injury. The time period starts to run from the date of the accident.  States differ in the length of time allowed by  the Statute of Limitations. In certain instances the time to file initial legal papers could be even shorter than the Statute of Limitations (if for example), a municipality or the government is involved.  

If the proper filings does not occur within the Statute of Limitations time frame, the claim will be barred and the case will be dismissed. Ignorance of the Statute of Limitations deadline is not an excuse!!

It is imperative that you consult with an attorney immediately after your trip and fall accident to ensure that all necessary statute of limitations and other deadlines are met. 

Preservation of Evidence

Often times the defect is fixed and cured after the accident. Thus, It is highly recommended that you contact an experienced attorney immediately after your accident so that steps can be taken to preserve necessary evidence. An experienced attorney should take the following steps on your behalf when applicable:

  • Immediately send a written demand¬† that any video surveillance be stored and preserved
  • Visit the accident location (situs) to take photos and videos of the accident location
  • Retain an engineer or other expert¬† to visit the situs
  • Take measurements of the dimensions of the pothole, cracked sidewalk etc.
  • Investigate any and all nearby work permits¬†
  • Interview witnesses and secure statements as necessary
  • Secure police, fire and ambulance call reports

Contact the Law Offices of Evan N. Ross, P.A. Today for Help

If you are looking for a Florida, New York, or New Jersey personal injury lawyer, the Law Offices of Evan N. Ross, P.A can help. Our lawyers have over 20 years of experience handling trip and fall matters and can help you get the compensation you deserve. For a free case evaluation, contact us at 954-302-6396 today!

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