Common Slip and Fall Injuries
If you have been injured due to slip or a fall, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact our experienced Buffalo injury attorneys today to find out if you have a potential case. In the meantime, here is some important information on some of the most common slip and fall injuries.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries | Statistics
Each year, slip and fall incidents lead to approximately 300,000 disabling injuries and 17,000 accidental deaths. Many of those occur because of lack of care on the part of a property owner or manager. In order to be successful with an injury claim, your attorney must prove that an unsafe condition existed on the premises; that the owner or manager either created the condition or should have known that the condition existed; and that, even though there was enough time to take action, no one posted proper warning signs or repaired the condition in time.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries | Weather Conditions
Many issues require attention in slip and fall cases due to ice or snow. The most important factor is the climatological conditions that were present at the time that the injured party slipped and fell. It is the responsibility of the attorney to determine whether these conditions were brief and temporary or if they lasted for a prolonged period. As in all liability cases, the property owner or individual responsible for the premises must be shown to have known about the dangerous conditions prior to the incident. Climatological data is key here, as it comprises such data as weather reports detailing such elements as long-term subzero temperatures and the quantity of recent precipitation. We hire experts to testify how long these hazardous conditions had been in place in order to prove the property owner’s inaction.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries | Faulty Handrails
Hand railings are put into place to provide stability for people who are using stairways. Slip and fall injuries can occur when an individual tries to use a hand rail that is loose or defective does not provide the necessary amount of stabilization. In these situations, it must be demonstrated that the property owner or manager knew about the defective condition. Interviewing prior renters of the property and hiring experts to show decay in the hand railings are two ways to assign culpability where it is due.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries | Tripping Hazards
Tripping hazards such as cables, wires, poles, natural hazards, roots, and fallen tree branches can cause serious injuries. A tripping hazard entails any type of structure or item that is not in its normal location, whether the hazard is unusually elevated, seeping out of the ground, on a construction site, or even stacked in a private residence. Those who suffer injuries from tripping over one of these hazards can file claims to help pay for their injury-related medical bills.
If you have been injured from a slip and fall, please contact our experienced Buffalo slip and fall injury attorneys today to arrange a free consultation. Our dedicated lawyers strive to get fair monetary compensation for every client injured by these preventable accidents.