Long Branch Slip and Fall Lawyers
Slip and fall accidents can happen anytime and anywhere, either through self-recklessness or someone else’s negligence. The most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Slipper, wet floors, parking lots, sidewalks, or stairs.
- Missing, inadequate, or broken lighting.
- Missing or broken handrails and stairs.
- Obstructions in walking areas, aisles, sidewalks, walkways and paths.
- Cracked, uneven chipped, or missing flooring and bunched, torn, or wrinkled carpeting.
- Cracked pavement or cement in parking lots and sidewalks, and potholes.
- Uncleared icy or snowy parking lots and sidewalks, and patches of black ice.
- Unmarked or poorly marked dangerous areas under repair or construction, along with tools, ladders, cords and more.
Commercial and residential property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their properties for the safety of others. If you sustained an injury due to the owner’s negligence in properly maintaining the site, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner for your injuries, along with medical care, and loss of income.
If you have been injured due to a property owner’s negligence, the Long Branch personal injury attorneys at Ellis Law can assure you that our skilled team will do everything we can to seek the compensation for your injuries that you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 732-308-0200.
What Are Some Common Slip and Fall Injuries?
There are a wide range of injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, the injuries could range from mild scrapes and bruises to permanent disability, and even death. Common slip and fall injuries include:
- Internal or external head wounds such as bruises, cuts, punctures, fractured skull or eye sockets, and broken nose.
- Head trauma, such as concussion and traumatic brain injury.
- Neck, back, and spinal cord, including the nerves and nervous system damage.
- Organ bruising and damage and internal bleeding.
- Broken, fractured, and cracked arms, legs, ankles, ribs, wrists, feet, hips, pelvis, and the skull.
- Dislocation of shoulders, ankles, knees, wrists, elbows, or hips.
- Crushing, laceration, punctures, pinching, and puncturing wounds, particularly of the fingers or hand.
- Burns from hot surfaces or contact with caustic substances.
- Soft tissue damage.
- Minor cuts and bruises.
Regardless of the extent or your injuries or whether you are experiencing symptoms, all injuries should be evaluated by a medical professional following a slip and fall accident. Many types of injuries do not present symptoms for hours or days and could be life-threatening if not diagnosed or treated. Additionally, doctor’s reports are also a crucial element of any personal injury or workers’ compensation claim, and without one, your claim will likely be denied.