What is a Slip and Fall Accident?
Slip and fall accidents, also called trip and fall accidents or premises liability, are injuries caused by people tripping, falling or slipping due to hazardous conditions on someone’s property. Spilled or leaked liquids on floors are common causes of slips and falls, but ice, unsecured floor tiles, holes in the ground and many other hazards can lead to someone slipping, falling and becoming injured. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, more than eight million people in the U.S. suffered injuries in slip and fall accidents in 2004, and the actual number is believed to be much higher as many slips and falls are not reported.
Senior citizens are especially vulnerable to slip and fall accidents and injuries because their reflexes and ability to break a fall are not what they once were. Their bones are also not as resilient. Nearly 16,000 people aged 65 and older died from injuries caused by slip and fall accidents in 2005. That same year, 1.8 million senior citizens received treatment for slips and falls, and more than 433,000 were hospitalized.
Los Angeles slip and fall accident lawyers such as Samer Habbas are very concerned that property owners are not taking necessary steps to prevent people from slipping, tripping and falling on their property. If someone is injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident on their property, they could be held liable for the injured person’s injuries. If you or an immediate family member sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident, Southern California slip and fall accident Attorney Samer Habbas may be able to help you recover damages. He offers free consultations and can explain the laws that apply in plain language so that you can make informed decisions. Call 888.848.5084 today to schedule a consultation with California slip and fall accident lawyer Samer Habbas.
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