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Trip and Fall Accidents and Injuries

The Law Offices of Adrian Crane, P.C. April 23, 2015

Only Auto Accidents Cause More Injuries than Falls.

Considering all categories of accidents in all locations (in as well as outside of industry), the number of injuries caused by slip and falls and trip and falls are exceeded only those caused by motor vehicle accidents. Falls can result in head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and sprained muscles.

When it comes to accidents in industry, falls, including trip and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. Slips, trips and falls are often categorized as the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims.

The Difference Between Slip and Falls and Trip and Falls

A fall is usually caused by something that causes you to lose your balance. A “slip” usually occurs when there is too little traction or friction between the shoe and walking surface and that lack of friction causes a slip which causes the loss in balance. A “trip” occurs when a person’s foot contacts an object in their way or drops to a lower level unexpectedly, causing them to be thrown off-balance. A slip most often results in the person falling backward and a trip most often results in a person falling forward.

Liability for Injuries Caused by Unsafe Premises

Property owners are required by law to keep their premises safe for tenants, visitors and passersby. If property owners (including local, county and state governments as well as the federal government) do not keep their premises clear of dangers and injuries result, they can be held liable for damages that are caused by the dangerous premises.

Dangerous locations can include schools, stores, libraries, restaurants, apartments, private homes and churches. It also includes sidewalks in residential neighborhoods, although the responsibility could lay with either the government or private property owners depending on a variety of factors.

We help injured victims with trip and fall accidents involving:

  • Blocked store aisles or store isles with tripping hazards on them;

  • Construction hazards, including fallen debris

  • Cords or wires on the ground

  • Poor lighting

  • Potholes

  • Tree roots

  • Unsafe balconies or railings

  • Uneven Pavement

  • Uneven sidewalks, cobblestones or pavement

  • Uneven stairs or inadequate stair rails

Many trip and fall accidents involve uneven pavement. It’s important to know that pedestrians injured on public sidewalks sometimes have shortened statutes of limitations when the claim is against a governmental entity like a local town or city. It is important to make your claim properly before the statute of limitations expires.

Slip-and-Fall and Trip-and-Fall Accidents Cause Serious Injury

The injuries caused by slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents can be severe, including broken hips and legs, broken wrists, forearms and arms, back injuries, head injuries and brain injuries, even death.

Our lawyers seek full compensation for all damages and losses, including past and future medical care, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering and lost earning potential. We conduct a thorough investigation and involve experts to help us systematically prepare a case designed for effective presentation.

Our attorneys have the experience and the resources to successfully represent plaintiffs injured on unsafe property in Dallas and the surrounding areas.

The trip and fall personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane are dedicated to getting you the best result possible. We offer a free no-obligation initial consultation and do not charge a fee unless we recover compensation for you so you have nothing to lose by talking with one of our lawyers about your case.

Evening and weekend appointments are available. We would be glad to come to you at your home or the hospital if you are unable to come to us.

Start Today with A Free No-Obligation Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of serious injury as a result of a trip and fall or slip and fall caused by the negligence or carelessness of another, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire an attorney who specializes only in representing injured victims. Contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane by calling or by contacting us through the case evaluation form located on this website.

For your convenience, we offer home, hospital, office and nursing home visits. Our team of professionals at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane will provide you with the experience, strategy and commitment that protect your rights and claims.

At our personal injury firm, you speak directly with an attorney, not just secretaries and paralegals. A Spanish-speaking attorney and staff members are available for your assistance. Se habla Español.

Attorneys associated with The Law Offices of Adrian Crane handle cases across the state of Texas. Our principal office in North Texas is in Dallas however we are happy to welcome cases from anywhere in Texas, regardless of where you live or where the accident took place.