According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over one million people suffer a slip and fall accident each year. In addition, more than 17,000 die as a result of these accidents. It is no wonder that they are among the most common basis for a personal injury claim. If you have recently suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of a property or business that failed to exercise reasonable care, you may have grounds for legal cause.
People slip and trip on surfaces nearly every day; however, these occurrences do not generally lead to significant damages. Slip-and-fall accidents that take place on another’s property due to negligence lead to much more severe consequences. In fact, slip-and-falls are the top cause of spinal cord and brain injuries nationwide. These injuries can have lasting and permanent effects on victims’ lives. If you or someone you care about has recently suffered a slip-and-fall injury, attorneys with Karnas Law Firm will gladly review your case for free.
What Contributes to Tucson Slip-and-Fall Accidents?
You won’t likely find snowy sidewalks or stairs in Tucson; however, slip-and-falls can occur many other ways.
- Wet or slippery floors
- Hard-to-see holes or dents in flooring or concrete
- Uneven flooring
- Poor lighting conditions
- Debris on the floor
When the property or business owner is aware that the conditions for slip-and-falls exist and fails to take precautions to warn others of the hazards, he or she acts negligently. Business and property owners have a legal duty to reduce risk. In these cases, victims may have grounds for a lawsuit. The Tucson slip-and-fall attorneys at Karnas Law Firm work diligently and tirelessly to ensure that clients receive the funds they deserve following accidents they didn’t expect.
Typical Slip-and-Fall Injuries
Injuries after a slip-and-fall accident can range from mild to severe injuries. It may take a victim a few days to several weeks or months to make a full recovery. In the most egregious cases, victims may never recover fully. Some of the more common injuries that plague slip-and-fall victims include:
- Soft tissue injuries like sprains in the ankles and wrists
- Bone fractures
- Dislocated shoulders
- Hip fractures
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
At Karnas Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience fighting on behalf of slip-and-fall victims in Tucson. We have successfully handled claims against individuals, businesses, government entities, and public and private institutions who have displayed negligent maintenance practices. We understand that suffering an injury due to another’s incompetence is a frustrating event, and we are committed to making your recovery as smooth as possible. Call (520) 571-9700 for a free, no-obligation case review. We won’t charge a dime until we win!