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San Francisco Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents Can Have Life-Changing Consequences

The National Floor Safety Institute reports that more than 8 million people are taken to the emergency room for injuries suffered in falls every year, which makes this type of accident the number one cause of such visits. Slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of injury in workers' compensation claims, and they account for half of all accident-related deaths that occur in the home. While many people who experience a slip and fall or trip and fall accident will be able to get right back up without any serious consequence, but others are not so lucky. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the cause of 22 percent of all spinal cord injuries such as paraplegia and quadriplegia, as well as 35.2 percent of all traumatic brain injuries.

Who is responsible for a slip and fall accident?

In many cases, the only person who is at fault for a slip and fall is the accident victim, but in other cases it may be proven that another party was at fault. Slip and fall personal injury or wrongful death claims are usually filed under the legal principle of premises liability, which holds that a property owner may be considered to be responsible for certain accidents occurring on the premises. If the owner knew, or reasonably should have known, about the conditions that caused the fall and yet did nothing to prevent it, you may have grounds to sue for monetary damages.

Slip and fall accidents can occur in an almost endless variety of circumstances. A common example is when a grocery store customer steps on a spill on the floor. If the store owner or manager was aware of the spill but did not clean it or at least set out a "Wet Floor" sign to warn of the danger, the accident victim is likely entitled to sue for compensation. Whether the fall was caused by a spill, clutter, electrical cords, a broken stair step, a cracked sidewalk, lack of proper lighting or any other hazard, you can find help in pursuing payment for your losses by coming to the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro for a free consultation with a San Francisco personal injury lawyer. Take your first step now by filling out our free case evaluation form.

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