Baltimore Slip & Fall Lawyer
When you slip, you can fall and become injured. Slips and falls happen regularly, and when they happen because another party failed to recognize and remove the falling hazard and address it appropriately, that party may be liable for your resulting damages. After receiving appropriate medical care for your injury, discuss your personal injury claim options with our experienced Baltimore slip & fall lawyer.
What Causes Slips and Falls?
Slippery surfaces cause a significant number of slip and fall accidents. They are not the only cause of slip and fall accidents, though. Slips and falls can also result from broken tiles, broken steps, uneven pavement, loose handrails, and unsecured carpeting and wires. Sometimes, they are not the environment’s “fault,” but occur because of a disability on the victim’s fault. In certain cases like this, a party other than the victim can still be deemed negligent and thus liable for his or her damages.
To illustrate slip and fall causes and claims better, here are a few examples of slips, falls, and their causes:
- A victim trips on an electrical cord that has been run across a room and not secured;
- A nursing home resident with mobility issues is left unsupervised and falls;
- A shopper is not notified of a step down into a section of a store, falling and becoming injured by the change in elevation;
- A victim trips over an object on the floor that he could not see due to the room’s dim lighting; and
- A public pool visitor falls off a broken ladder into the pool and suffers injuries.
Injuries you Can Sustain in a Slip or Fall
There are many ways you can be injured in a slip and fall. These include:
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Cuts; and
- Spinal cord injury.
The injury you suffer and its severity depend on a few factors, such as how you land, the object upon which you land, and your overall fitness level. Injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents can lead to permanent disabilities and in some cases, death.
Pursuing Compensation for your Slip and Fall Damages
Through a personal injury claim, you can pursue compensation for the following damages:
- Your medical expenses;
- Your lost wages; and
- Your pain and suffering damages.
Talk to an experienced lawyer about filing and pursuing your claim. He or she can help you develop a strong claim that utilizes the available evidence to demonstrate your claim’s value and how the other party’s negligence caused it to occur.
Our Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyer is Here for You
When you are suffering from the damages that can result from a slip and fall injury, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your related damages through a personal injury claim. To get started on your claim with an experienced personal injury lawyer, call the Law Office of Hasson D. Barnes, LLC today at 4443-432-0548 to set up your initial consultation with us.