A trip or fall is not just embarrassing; in some cases, it can result in severe, life-threatening injuries. Atrip and fall can occur at any time and any place. A poorly lit stairwell can conceal a trip hazard; a wet floor in a grocery store, or an uneven surface in a parking lot can all trigger a serious trip or fall. Depending on the age of the victim, any medical conditions he or she has, the surface on which he or she falls, and other such factors, a trip and fall can result in bruises, strains and sprains, broken bones, or much more severe injuries. These cases require an experienced attorney familiar with these types of circumstances to be handled properly. The attorneys at Ladah Law Firm, PLLC have such experience: 702-252-0055.
Trip and Fall Explained
There are two main types of falls that can result from a dangerous surface: a slip or a trip. A “slip” occurs when the person’s feet lose traction with the ground and slide out in front of the person. This causes the person to fall backwards. Head, neck, and spine injuries are very common with slips.
A “trip,” on the other hand, occurs when the person’s leg or foot is entangled or restrained, causing the person to fall forward. Face injuries are common, as are hand and arm injuries if the person attempts to break his or her fall.
Trip and Fall Statistics
The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) hascompiled the following statistics concerning trips or slips and falls:
What Should I Do After a Trip and Fall Accident?
If you have suffered a trip and fall accident, you need to obtain immediate medical attention for your injuries. Even if you do not think you are injured, it is beneficial for your health – and for any future claim for damages – to get checked out by a medical professional. You should also:
…Ramzy took over and he and his staff did just a wonderful job. They got me more money than I thought that I would get… I was just very pleased and would recommend them to anyone else.