Types of Trip and Fall Accidents

By Larry A. Tawwater on March 01, 2013

Types of Slip and Fall AccidentsIn a given day, there are many different kinds of accidents that may occur. Some may be very minor in nature -- a fender bender, for instance, or a minor bump or bruise. Others may result in major, life-altering injuries that can last for years and years down the road. Our team of Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys have spent years helping our clients in various kinds of personal injury suits. Right now, we'd like to take a moment to focus on slip and fall accidents.

What are slip and fall accidents?

Slip and fall accidents refer to falls, trips, and slips that occur on the premises of another party. If such accidents should result in major injury to the victim, the person responsible for the property may be held liable to pay for the victims medical bills and other associated expenses. Slip and fall accidents fall under a larger category of laws known as premises liability.

Why should these kinds of accidents be taken seriously?

While most accidental slips and falls result in minor bruises or cuts, some can be quite severe. This is especially true about falls from great heights or accidents where the slip or fall also results in exposure to harmful substances. Some slip and fall accidents have been known to result in major lacerations, broken bones, brain injury, and spinal cord injury.

Now let's look at the different venues in which a slip and fall accident may take place.

Slip and Fall Accidents at Business Establishments

Whether it's a supermarket, a hospital, or an office building, slip and fall accidents are possible. Wet floors, extension cords, debris left on the floor, and uneven surfaces at all such venues can pose hazards to people if they are not properly marked/labeled. Our personal injury attorneys in Oklahoma City will fight diligently to ensure the owner of the business does not repeat the same sort of negligence in the future.

Slip and Fall Accidents at Private Property/Private Residences

Even though many people don't consider it, homeowners or landlords can be held responsible for slip and falls on their property if the accident was a result of negligence on their part. This is especially true in the case of poorly maintained stairwells and unshoveled snow/ice on the pavement.

Slip and Fall Accidents at Construction and Industrial Sites

Obviously construction sites and industrial areas are dangerous places, which is why the people running such operations need to be extra attentive to protect workers and approved visitors from harm. If not, the injuries sustained from construction and industrial site accidents can be very severe.

Other Areas of Law in Which We Can Assist Clients

In addition to premises liability law, our legal team can help clients dealing with auto accident lawsuits, wrongful death claims, medical malpractice cases, and Oklahoma City product liability matters. We are here for clients and put their interests first at all times.

Learn More About Personal Injury Lawsuits

For more information about slip and fall accidents and other civil cases that involve serious injury or harm, be sure to contact our Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers today. Our entire law firm is here to help you achieve just compensation for serious injury.

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