Property Owners Are Legally Responsible For Their Premises’ Conditions
Savannah Trip and Fall Attorneys
It is the duty of the property owner to maintain their premises in a safe manner so that residents, guests and visitors are free from dangerous conditions that may result in harm. If you experienced a slip and fall or trip and fall injury that was the result of the property owner’s negligence, you may pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other expenses.
It is advisable to contact a knowledgeable trip and fall attorney to discuss your case. Attorney Richard Sanders of Andrews and Sanders Law Offices offers a complimentary, no-obligation case review to discuss your trip and fall injury.
Common Causes of Trip and Fall Injuries
There are many possible causes of a trip and fall or slip and fall injury, including:
- Slippery floor – wet, greasy, icy, snow-covered, oily, slick, or otherwise slippery floor
- Uneven flooring, tiles, pavement – uneven flooring can easily result in losing one’s footing and falling
- Damaged floors – missing floorboards, holes, rotten, broken floors
- Hidden wires, cords, nails, obstructions – especially easy to trip on due to invisibility
- Broken or missing handrails – stairways, dangerous walkways, elevators
- Bunched-up carpet – creates a lump that is difficult to see and easy to trip on
- Elevator and escalator mishaps – malfunctioning, sudden starts and stops, defective or slippery flooring
The Elderly Are Particularly Inclined to Trip and Fall Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “One in three adults aged 65 and over falls each year.” Further, “Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries that make it hard for them to get around or live independently, and increase their risk of early death.” Finally, “In 2012, emergency departments treated 2.4 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults…” This resulted in an astounding 722,000 hospitalizations.
Property owners, landlords and property management companies may potentially each be liable for trip and fall injuries. It is crucial to discuss your slip and fall injury with your attorney to make sure that you are properly represented as you pursue compensation for your injuries.
Savannah Personal Injury Attorneys
Attorney Richard Sanders and Attorney Douglas Andrews represents clients in all personal injury matters, including, but not limited to: car, motorcycle, truck, bicycle, pedestrian and commercial vehicle accidents, work related accidents and injuries, dangerous and defective products, medical and professional malpractice, dram shop liability, DUI, dog bite and dangerous animal attacks, premises liability including trip and fall and inadequate security, elder abuse, burn injuries, wrongful death and all other personal injury areas.
Personal injury cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis and there are no up-front legal fees and no legal fees at all unless your case is successfully resolved in pretrial negotiation or by court award. To schedule a free case review, contact Attorney Sanders of Andrews and Sanders Law Offices by calling 912-236-3020.