Fullerton Slip and Fall Lawyers
What are known as slip and fall accidents are consistently the leading cause of Fullerton area injury-producing incidents. They account for more than 1 million injuries each year in the United States.
Have you ever asked yourself why there are so many falls? In part, it is because we fail to understand that this is not simple at all. There is a complexity in same-surface slip and fall accidents. The assumption usually tends to be that people are not paying attention. They fall because the floor is slick, or because they are clumsy. They fall due to being careless, or because they step on some foreign object. These accidents lead to investigations that are one-dimensional and to repeated incidents at the same location. When one is severely injured due to slip and fall accidents, it is necessary to consider the services of a slip and fall attorney to help receive the best possible representation and possibilities for recovery.
To appreciate causality and to decide liability for a mishap, the researcher usually removes many likely causes. But do people fall for numerous reasons. These reasons include just the basic the interaction of the walking surface with shoes; the environs, along with all sorts of distractions, and the physical and mental limits of the victim. Falls are consistently the leading cause of injury accidents. They represent over a million injuries each year in the United States.
There are generally four different types of personal injury slip and fall accidents:
- The individual may lose footing, slip on a surface and fall, which is a typical “Slip and Fall”;
- The individual may stumble over an obstruction and fall, referred to as a “Stump and Fall”;
- The individual may lose balance and fall due to a hole in the walkway or surface, or some type of unexpected defect, called a “Step and Fall”;
- An individual may trip over a foreign object and fall, known as a “Trip and Fall”. Regardless of the location being in Fullerton or any other city, or the type of slip and fall accident sustained, the goal of the injured party and his/her attorney, as in other personal injury cases, is to demonstrate that the owner of the property is liable for the accident. To ascertain responsibility, the injured party must demonstrate that the property owner did not exercise realistic care, acted carelessly or had information of the unsafe situation that caused the accident.
In court, an attorney defending a slip and fall claim may deny that there was any negligence. They may assert that the injured party is actually the one at fault because if he/she had shown reasonable care for his/her safety, the danger would have been seen and avoided.
If a victim has been previously injured, is disabled in some other way, or is elderly, there is a legal issue that might well presume a physical frailty had caused the accident. But assumptions can put off seeing the real cause. There is actually no "correct" way to stand or walk. What we view as correct posture and movement is often a matter of opinion or pleasing esthetics. Handicapped citizens sometimes need to use a high level of attentiveness in the walking process.
Investigators of falls in Fullerton and other cities should appreciate the principles of human movement and have a working knowledge of floor materials, cleaning methods, and lighting.
When reconstructing a slip-and-fall accident, investigators should steer clear of coming to any finale too quickly. The victim should be broadly interviewed, and the verbal report used to focus the investigation. The slip-resistance of the floor should be measured, and accurate measurements of the light intensity and contrast should be made.
In every case, the findings should be compared to Fullerton building codes and industry standards. Although they are seemingly the simplest of all accidents, falls are anything but.
The Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has dedicated their practice to victims of serious injuries due to negligence. Please feel free to call us at 949-203-3814 or contact us for a free consultation.