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Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are personal injury claims and are one type of "fall down" accident.  

There are four general types of slip and fall accidents:

  • Trip-and-fall accidents, where there is a foreign object in the walking path.

  • Stump-and-fall accidents, where there is an impediment in the walking surface.

  • Step-and-fall accidents, where there is an unexpected failure or hole in the walking surface

  • Slip-and-fall accidents, in which the interface of the shoe and the floor fails.

In cases involving slip and fall accidents, generally, plaintiffs must prove that the property owners either failed to maintain the property, created unsafe conditions which caused the injury, or knew about the dangerous premises or unsafe hazard but failed to alert a visitor or tenants to this fact. Also important is whether or not the unsafe condition was permanent or temporary. In instances where the condition was temporary, the length of time it existed may have bearing on your ability to prove your case.

An injured person also can be held responsible for their own injury to varying degrees, based on the premise that each person has a duty to watch where they are going and to exercise care and caution in walking on any surface.

At Ridge & Downes we have dealt with the complexities of these types of cases many times. Let us help you obtain the full and fair compensation that you deserve.

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If you're ready to protect yourself and your loved ones, call us today for a free, confidential consultation.

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