Four Things to Know About Slip and Falls

Slip and falls occur every day in every jurisdiction in the United States. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and fractured bones are some of the most common injuries individuals experience after suffering slip and falls. The personal injury lawyers at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys can help you determine who may be liable for your injuries. 

These important factors regarding slip and falls will help you understand your own accident and how best to proceed as you seek the right legal representation. 

Slip and Falls Are Often Dangerous

Many people may assume that slip and falls are not serious or dangerous incidents. However, this assumption is false. Slip and falls often cause many different kinds of injuries, including: 

  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Fractured bones that may require extensive surgeries 
  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Concussions
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Ligament tears
  • Abrasions and lacerations

Slip and Falls Are Quite Common 

Slip and falls are a common cause of unexpected injuries, along with traffic crashes, and individuals injured during slip and falls often do not have time to brace for an impact or protect themselves from hitting dangerous objects. Some of the most common causes of slip and falls include the following: 

  • Uneven floor tiles 
  • Wet or damaged flooring/staircases
  • Poor lighting 
  • Debris on floors
  • Snow/ice 
  • Poor maintenance

Our law firm can represent you in your slip and fall case. We have experience drafting demand letters, filing complaints, and conducting depositions, court room representation and we will guide you through the litigation process and help you achieve a favorable settlement amount. 

Slip and Falls Occur on Many Different Types of Properties

Injured victims suffer personal injuries during slip and falls on many different kinds of properties, including government properties, residential properties, and commercial properties. 

Commercial property owners owe a duty to customers to keep the premises free of dangerous conditions. However, so many different people use commercial property that it can be difficult to monitor every aspect of a particular piece of property. Owners often miss inspections or necessary repairs, which can lead to falls and injuries.

Slip and falls also occur on residential properties, including the common areas of apartment complexes and condominiums. Landlords have a duty to keep the premises safe and free from hazardous conditions, but they do not always succeed in doing so.

If you suffered a slip and fall on government property, then you may need to satisfy strict requirements for filing a claim. The law sets out different time limits and notice requirements when you have an injury claim against a local government entity. 

The personal injury attorneys at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys can advise you on how to proceed with your claims against a commercial property owner, a residential property owner, or a governmental entity. 

Injured Victims Suffer Different Types of Damages During Slip and Falls 

When you suffer personal injury during a slip and fall, you need to make sure that you obtain relevant medical bills and medical records documenting your injuries and the medical treatment you received for those injuries. If you have a successful case, you might be compensated for the following damages. 

  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Temporary disability
  • Medical bills and costs 
  • Lost wages 
  • Lost future earnings 

Consult with a Fargo Slip and Fall Attorney

If you have suffered fall-related injuries, contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, Tim O’Keeffe, Tatum O’Brien, or Sara Monson by email, or call O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys at 701-235-8000 or toll-free 877-235-8002. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you potentially recover financial compensation for the injuries you suffered during a slip and fall