The term “slip and fall” applies to a broad range of cause for injuries a person may suffer when someone slips, trips or falls when coming into contact with an unreasonably dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Some more common causes of slip and fall accidents are the result of water, ice or snow, foreign substances on commercial establishment floors as well as abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a non-obvious dangers, like a gap or hard to see hole in the ground.
Although people of all ages are potential victims of slip and fall accidents, a disproportionate number of older people are injured every year due to falls. The Center for Disease Control estimated that, in 2005, 15,800 people age 65 and older died from fall-related injuries, 1.8 million ages 65 and older were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries, and over 433,000 people age 65 and older were hospitalized.
In many cases, if you are injured in a slip and fall accident as a result of a dangerous condition while you are in a business establishment or on another’s property, you may have a claim for that injury under California law. If you are a property owner and someone injures himself on your land, you may find yourself legally responsible for his or her injuries. Either way, you should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney right away.
Watson Law Group, APC, has the experience, knowledge and resources to help if you find yourself injured as the result of a fall on another’s property. Help is just a phone call away. Please call (949) 482-1850 and have an attorney give you the answers you need to all of your questions about slip and fall accidents. Do not go it alone, get advice from an experienced attorney. You will be glad you did.
If you have any questions concerning what to do after an slip and fall accident, or what option are available to you, please feel free to call or contact us, at anytime for answers, information and/or a free consultation.