Slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls are the second leading cause of accidental injuries in and around Livermore. They’re classified under the law of premises liability when an owner or occupier of land can be held liable for a dangerous condition on their property. Injuries from slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls can be serious, especially for victims 65 and older.
If you suffered injuries from a slip-and-fall or trip-and fall as a result of an unsafe condition on commercial or residential property, you might be eligible for compensation for your injuries and damages. That’s why you’ll want to consult with a dedicated and respected Livermore slip-and-fall accident lawyer at Maison Law as soon as you can.
Some Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents generally fall into two categories Those are slippery conditions on a walking surface or an uneven walking surface. Here are some common examples of those conditions:
- Spills on a walking surface.
- A freshly cleaned and slippery walking surface with no warning signs.
- Tracked in water from outside.
- Holes or uneven walking surfaces on sidewalks and interior walkways.
- Cluttered and narrow store aisles.
- Power cords running across floors.
- Torn or buckled carpets.
Common Slip-and-Fall Injuries
When a person slips and falls, he or he usually falls backward. In a trip-and-fall, the victim typically falls forward. Here are some common slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall injuries:
- Skull fractures, facial fractures and severe serious jaw and dental injuries.
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Ankle, leg and hip fractures.
- Displacement of spinal vertebrae and spinal disc displacement or herniation.
- Wrist fractures.
- Damage to the shoulder and knee joints.
Don’t Let Their Insurance Trip You Up
If you’ve suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident at a commercial property, report the accident immediately to management and get to an emergency room immediately, even if it’s necessary for paramedics to transport you. Don’t say anything like you’re naturally clumsy or weren’t watching where you were going. That will only cause an insurer to point its finger at you as being the sole cause of your accident and injuries. Don’t try to cooperate with the opposing insurer either. It will only turn your own words against you in an effort to shove some or all of the fault for your accident over onto you in an attempt to devalue your claim.
Contact a Livermore Slip-and-Fall Lawyer
After being injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident in or around Livermore, you need a committed and skilled Livermore personal injury attorney who knows how to build a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall case and hold negligent owners or occupiers of land accountable.
At Maison Law, we’ve built strong and successful cases for our clients against some of the largest insurance companies in the world. After being injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident in or around Livermore, contact us at Maison Law, and we can arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation. We’re not interested in a quick settlement with the opposing insurance company. When you retain us to represent you, our goal is to obtain the highest settlement or award that you deserve for your injuries.