Slip and Fall Accidents are No Laughing Matter

People often minimize the after-effects of a fall. For ages, comedy skits have been built around hapless victims slipping on a banana peel or pratfalling. But injury caused by slipping, tripping, and falling is not a laughing matter. A fall can result in serious and debilitating injury. Falls are a common cause of emergency room visits and result in a substantial number of insurance claims for injury.

Wherever you fall, you may have recourse for your injuries. Your accident may occur inside or outside of the premises. You may slip or fall in a fast food restaurant, in a mall, or on an icy pavement outside a convenience store. No matter where the fall occurs, you may be able to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. The Ventura injury attorney with experience in handling slip, trip, and fall cases can examine the facts of your case and help determine if it is in your interests to bring a lawsuit.

Types of injuries after a slip, trip, or fall

Some of the injuries that occur after a fall include the following:

  • Head injury
  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Knee injury
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Herniated discs
  • Shoulder or back injury
  • Muscle injury
  • Ligament injury
  • The elderly are more likely to be injured after a fall, and may require far longer to recover.

    Common causes of slip and fall

    Property owners are obligated to maintain their premises so that they do not contribute to slipping and falling. Some common causes of slip, trip, and fall injuries are:

  • Dangerous or poorly lit stairwells 
  • Wet or slippery floors 
  • Failure to clear snow or ice or improper clearing
  • Broken stairs
  • Missing handrails
  • Uneven or cracked sidewalks
  • Potholes
  • Inadequate lighting 
  • Failure to post a warning or correct known hazardous or dangerous conditions
  • We can fight for the compensation you deserve

    If you have been injured after a slip, trip, or fall, do not hesitate to call us and speak to an Oxnard injury lawyer at our firm anytime day or night. You only have a limited amount of time to bring your claim so contact Crane Flores, LLP today for a free consultation with a Ventura injury lawyer. Call (866) 988-4529, 24-hours, toll free.

    Our attorneys are conveniently located in three offices in Santa Barbara, Oxnard, and Ventura. We serve clients in Los Angeles, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara County, including Oxnard, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Carpinteria.

    Crane Flores, LLP
    701 E Santa Clara St #21
    Ventura, CA 93001
    (805) 665-6201

    People often minimize the after-effects of a fall. For ages, comedy skits have been built around hapless victims slipping on a banana peel or pratfalling. But injury caused by slipping, tripping, and falling is not a laughing matter. A fall can result in serious and debilitating injury. Falls are a common cause of emergency room visits and result in a substantial number of insurance claims for injury.

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    Licensed since 1993

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