In many cases, slip-and-fall incidents occur because of the negligence of another, and victims must act quickly, especially if the hazard is temporary. In the case of a contaminant spill or an obstructed walkway, liability by the responsible parties might be avoided if the evidence is quickly cleaned up or the obstruction is cleared before the victim reports their fall.
For many victims, the costs associated with these types of injuries – including (but not limited to) medical expenses, outpatient treatment, lost wages and other expenses that are related to your injury can be crushing. However, all is not lost.
If you or a loved one has suffered a slip, trip or fall on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation and at the law offices of Simien and Simien, we can help to fight for the justice that you deserve.
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Causes of Slip & Fall Incidents
General industry accidents are comprised mostly of slips, trips and falls. Such a common accident can be caused by any number of factors and, if premises are not properly maintained, are likely to occur.
The following are the most common causes of slip, trip or fall incidents:
- Improper or poorly maintained flooring
- Human error
- Environmental factors
- Failure to provide handrails
- Wet surfaces
- Bad lighting
- Incorrect signage
These factors and countless others frequently contribute to a situation that may cause a slip or fall resulting in injury. Flooring must be suitable for the workplace and free of trip hazards, spills and obstacles, but it is the duty of the persons who maintain the property to ensure that these scenarios do not occur.
Common Locations of Slip, Trip or Fall Injuries
While almost any area can be the potential location for this type of incident, independent studies have shown that certain places are more prone to slip-and-fall conditions.
Some of the most common places that slips, trips or falls may occur include:
- Grocery stores
- Shopping centers
- Swimming pools
- Construction areas
- Parking lots and public parking garages
- Office buildings
- Bars and nightclubs
- Homes of family, friends and neighbors
…. Among many others.
It’s important to note that due to the high rate of illegitimate injury claims made for these types of accidents, it can be very difficult to obtain a successful verdict or settlement. In fact, in many areas the local laws are written to help protect land owners.
However, at the law offices of Simien & Simien, our team of skilled attorneys have detailed knowledge of premise liability laws in our state and can help to construct a robust argument for your damages claim.
Typical Injuries Caused By Slip-and-Fall Incidents
Victims of slips, trips or falls may sustain a wide range of injuries that can seriously impact their daily lives and prevent them from performing any number of personal or professional duties.
The most common resulting from a slip, trip or fall often include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Herniated discs
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
…. Just to name a few.
If a slip, trip or fall is not fatal, the injuries a victim sustains could lead to paralysis or brain damage, in the case of a closed head injury. This long-term trauma is not always immediately recognized, which is why it is so important to act quickly in the event of a slip, trip or fall. It is vital to seek medical attention immediately following a slip, trip or fall.
Contact Our Baton Rouge Slip & Fall Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one incurred any of the aforementioned injuries after a slip, trip or fall, contact the law offices of Simien & Simien, LLC, where we will lead you or your loved one in your fight for the maximum amount of compensation as a result of your accident.
With a tremendous amount of legal experience, the law offices or Simien & Simien have a team of knowledgeable, personal injury lawyers and staff members who are ready to assist the victims of slip-and-fall incidents.
Our legal team will work to help guide you or your loved ones through the personal injury litigation process, safely and effectively with attorneys that are licensed in both Louisiana and Texas to provide person injury services in those states. The firm, with appropriate local counsel, also provides representation in other states as well.
Some of the places in which our firm has represented clients in Louisiana and Texas include:
- Baton Rouge
- Lake Charles
- New Orleans
- Port Allen
... and all other areas throughout Louisiana.
To find out how we could help you, simply fill out the 100% FREE and strictly confidential “Case Evaluation” form at the top of the page or call us Toll Free at (800) 374-8422.