Slip and Fall Injuries in Arizona and California

In desert climates especially, some property managers have a tendency to not count on inclement weather when it comes to the upkeep of their properties. This means that, over time, things like rain and seismic shifts can slowly wear away at all kinds of surfaces, making them unsafe to walk on. While property managers may have a responsibility to do this upkeep, and to install slip-proofing, handrails and other safety measures, the unfortunate truth is that they don’t all keep up with this responsibility. If you suffer a slip and fall accident and are injured, you’ll need a lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve.

The Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere from a movie theater to an amusement park. Any place that hasn’t been properly kept up is a ticking time bomb. It is also important to note that it isn’t just the upkeep of the facilities, either. Broken or slippery walkways are just the beginning. Some slip and fall injuries might happen due to:

  • Merchandise stacked or stored improperly
  • Icy or uneven sidewalks
  • Trash or debris in a walkway
  • Poor lighting in an area where you are expected to walk
  • Improper security

As a result of any of these, and other potential dangers, you could be injured and may need to seek medical attention and legal help.

What Kinds of Injuries Can Occur?

Slip and fall injuries are going to hurt some part of you, and they can be incredibly dangerous if you have nothing to grab onto and if all the surfaces around you are hard or otherwise potentially injurious. We have seen every manner of injury result from a slip and fall, often requiring serious medical attention that goes on for years. Those bills can pile up quickly, which is why you should seek assistance. Some of these injuries might include:

  • Head and back injury
  • Knee injury or broken bones
  • Torn tendons and ligaments
  • Bruised bones
  • Hand and wrist injuries

Some of the “smaller” injuries only seem like that until you experience one. If it takes you away from work, requires medical attention, or causes undue suffering, that’s when the cost becomes apparent.

What Do You do If you Slip and Fall?

With any injury, you should seek medical attention and keep all of your records. You should also report the injury to the property owner or property manager. Be sure to contact RS Law Offices to walk you through all of the necessary steps so that you remain protected.

What Might You Be Eligible For?

Depending on the severity of your injury and the liability of the property owner, you could be compensated well for your injuries, suffering, and losses resulting from the slip and fall. Some things you might be compensated for include:

  • Pain and suffering – physical and emotional
  • Medical expense reimbursement
    • This includes rehabilitation and other future medical bills
  • Lost wages reimbursement, including future projected lost income

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