Trip, Slip, and Fall Injuries happen every day – even when people are careful and attentive. The fact is that dangerous conditions are often hidden, and very difficult to see even when someone is careful. These injuries can be devastating!
Trips/falls on places like public sidewalks/streets require claims to be filed with the local city government within a very short window of time – usually 6 months. All fall injuries require quick action to preserve evidence. In almost every case, the responsible property owner blames the injured victim for the fall, be it an uneven/damaged sidewalk, hidden trip hazard, objects or liquid on a slippery surface.
These are serious cases, and the injuries sustained when someone falls can be very serious, and sometimes life threatening.
If you’ve been injured in a fall, do not be quick to assume “accidents happen” or that the fall is entirely your fault – usually it is not your fault and the property owner shares responsibility. Most of the time our investigations reveal that the property owner is aware of prior falls and injuries at the same location.
Contact our office as soon as possible if you’ve been injured in a fall. Not only have we successfully recovered millions for our clients, we pride ourselves on making our communities safer, including requiring cities and commercial property owners to make repairs to their property that make our communities safer for everyone.