A slip and fall accident demands superior legal representation
Falling down might be humorous when a comedian does it on television, but when a slip and fall accident happens in real life, it can cause serious and life-threatening injuries. Someone injured in a fall on property owned by another party could be entitled to compensation. At Johnstun Injury Law LLC in St. Helens, personal injury attorney Jacob Johnstun pursues claims for damages against careless property owners who allow hazardous conditions to injure other people.
Hazardous conditions cause injuries
Whether their properties are used as shopping malls, movie theaters, apartment complexes or as their private homes, owners have an obligation to maintain them to avoid or correct unsafe conditions. Some of the hazardous conditions people might encounter on a daily basis include:
- Broken stairs
- Missing or loose handrails
- Uneven and broken sidewalks
- Debris and food matter on floors
- Wet floors
- Loose or worn carpets and rugs
The methods used by property owners to maintain floors in office buildings, stores and other facilities open to the public could actually create a hazard. Waxes applied to tile and marble floors can create slippery surfaces on which a person could fall and be injured.
Common injuries caused by slipping and falling
Statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that one fall victim in five suffers a serious injury. The consequences of a fall could include the following:
- Fractures of hips, wrists or ankles
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head, neck, back and spine injuries
The physical injuries suffered in a fall may be accompanied by emotional and psychological harm. A victim could develop a fear of falling that causes them to curtail or cease their normal activities, such as going shopping or venturing out of the home, and negatively affect their quality of life.
Getting compensation for the victims
A lawyer representing a person injured in an accident on someone else’s property can pursue a claim for damages against its owner, tenant, management and others charged with its care and maintenance. The compensation received by an accident victim could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future wages from disability
- Rehabilitation and therapy expenses
An attorney with a proven record of success
At Johnstun Injury Law LLC, personal injury attorney Jacob Johnstun is dedicated to obtaining the compensation his clients deserve when they are the victims of a slip and fall accident. Schedule a FREE consultation and case evaluation today by calling 503-610-5399.