Slip And Fall

Fall Accident In Phoenix

Types of Fall Accidents in Phoenix

Fall Accident In Phoenix

Did you suffer an injury in the Phoenix area as the result of a slip and fall or trip and fall accident? Falls can be very serious, and there has been a rise in the death rate from this type of injury in the past decade. If you want to receive top compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages, then call Lebovitz Law Group today.

Don’t be persuaded by insurance companies and others who may tell you that you have to bear these losses on your own. If your accident involves the creation of an unsafe condition, a condition being made more dangerous, or failure to observe and eliminate an unsafe condition, someone can be held liable for your injuries. An expert attorney at the Lebovitz Law Group can advise you about who may potentially be liable and what your options are.

What is a Fall Accident? When people think about a fall accident, they might imagine a wet floor in a supermarket. But these kinds of accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. They can occur from a slip and fall or a trip and fall in shopping malls, on the street, in a park, or even in someone’s home. The cause could range from water or some other liquid on the ground to an uneven sidewalk. In many of these cases, another person or entity is at fault because their negligence caused or contributed to your injuries.

Types of Fall Accidents in Phoenix

There is an infinite number of possible scenarios in which a slip and fall or trip and fall accident can occur and lead to injury. Here are some of the most common situations:

Supermarket falls.

Slip and fall accidents in supermarkets are not at all unusual. These stores tend to have tile flooring, and the addition of water, spilled food, or any liquid causes potential danger to customers. Produce departments often have misting systems that periodically wet the vegetables on the shelves; in the process, they can also wet the floor in that area. Negligence can stem from the store and its creation of a dangerous condition. An example would be an employee mopping and then failing to place warning signs to alert customers that the floor is wet. In other cases, the unsafe condition does not arise from the store or its employees (such as a customer spilling something on the floor), but negligence arises from the failure to warn others and remedy the situation promptly.

Public parks and facilities.

If you’ve ever visited the rest area in a public park, you will understand that maintenance is not always first-rate at these facilities. Wet floors are often left unattended for hours, and those wet floors are a safety hazard for the men, women, and children who frequent the facilities. In addition to the restrooms, hazards can exist as the result of failure to maintain or repair paths, and from substandard and unsafe playground equipment. In all these cases, your injuries may have been caused by the negligence of others.

With respect to public facilities, your accident lawyer must be aware that the time periods for commencing a lawsuit, and providing notice of your claim, are different than in lawsuits against private individuals or entities. Failing to adhere to these requirements can result in the loss of any rights you have to seek compensation from the public entity.

Slip and fall accidents in retail stores and offices. 

 Supermarkets are not the only retail establishments where conditions can lead to a fall that results in injury. Additional places where these conditions commonly occur include automotive and hardware stores and as office buildings. Unsafe conditions can include spilled oil and other fluids; torn or loose carpeting; unsecured wires or cables on the floor; steps that are unlit and/or unmarked; and many other potential conditions.  

 Generally, negligence involves the creation of, the failure to prevent, and/or the failure to remediate such conditions. When these conditions are met, the tenant, owner, building manager, or some other person or entity who has been negligent may be liable to you for the injuries you suffered on their premises.

 Parking lot of trip and fall accidents. 

Injuries occur in parking lots on a regular basis. The causes, however, are not always the same. The most common reasons that someone would trip and fall in a parking lot include spills, debris, uneven pavement, loose pavement, snow and ice (primarily in higher elevations), and inadequate lighting. Any of these conditions can lead an unsuspecting person (often carrying packages or perhaps holding a small child) to trip, fall and suffer injuries. 

 Sidewalk trip and fall accidents.  

The causes of trip and fall accidents on sidewalks are similar to those in parking lots. Uneven surfaces, debris, loose concrete or other sidewalk material can all lead to falls that result in injuries. The right Phoenix trip and fall accident attorney will be able to advise you who may be responsible for the condition, and therefore who could be liable to you. In some cases, it may be the homeowner, tenant. or manager of the premises. In others, a governmental agency or department may bear some or all of the responsibility. It is essential, in every case, that your attorney identifies all possible parties who might be liable to you in your claim for compensation for your injuries. 

 How Do You Prove Injuries?

The use of the terms “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” may sound to some as if the incident is a minor one. A scraped knee, perhaps, or some minor cut or bruise that can be handled with a Band-Aid. In fact, slip/fall and trip/fall accidents can often cause serious injuries. As many as one million emergency room visits each year are by people who are injured in fall accidents. You can suffer broken bones, lacerations that can lead to scarring and disfigurement, back injuries, and other painful conditions, some of them permanent.

In many cases, it is necessary to hire a medical expert, usually a physician, to establish the nature and mechanism of the injury, treatment options, etc. The right lawyer will be able to assist in finding the appropriate medical professional to provide evidence in the lawsuit and, if required, to assist in your continuing treatment.

No two cases are identical, and investigation and hard work on the part of your lawyer can make all the difference. The right Phoenix slip and fall or trip and fall accident attorney will be able to advise you about who may be liable and what your options are. If you have been injured after a trip and fall or slip and fall, contact Lebovitz Law Group today to schedule a free consultation.

Sidewalk slip and fall accidents.

The causes of trip and fall accidents on sidewalks are similar to those in parking lots. Uneven surfaces, debris, loose concrete or other sidewalk material can all lead to falls that result in injuries. The right Phoenix trip and fall accident attorney will be able to advise you who may be responsible for the condition, and therefore who could be liable to you. In some cases, it may be the homeowner, tenant. or manager of the premises. In others, a governmental agency or department may bear some or all of the responsibility. It is essential, in every case, that your attorney identifies all possible parties who might be liable to you in your claim for compensation for your injuries.

No two cases are identical, and investigation and hard work on the part of your lawyer can make all the difference. The right Phoenix slip and fall or trip and fall accident attorney will be able to determine who may be liable for your injuries and what your next steps are. If you have been involved in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, contact the attorneys at Lebovitz Law Group today to schedule a free consultation.

How Do You Prove Injuries? The use of the terms “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” may sound to some as if the incident is a minor one. A scraped knee, perhaps, or some minor cut or bruise that can be handled with a Band-Aid. In fact, slip/fall and trip/fall accidents occur often, and in many cases the injuries are serious. Indeed, there are as many as a million hospital emergency room visits each year by people who are injured in fall accidents. You can suffer broken bones, lacerations that can lead to scarring and disfigurement, back injuries, and other painful conditions, some of them permanent.

In many cases, it will be necessary to hire a medical expert, usually a physician, to establish the nature and mechanism of the injury, treatment options, etc. The right lawyer will be able to assist in finding the appropriate medical professional to provide evidence in the lawsuit and, if required, to assist in your continuing treatment.

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