Trip / Slip and Falls

Were you or a loved one injured in a slip, a trip or a fall?

Understanding slips, trips and falls

According to the National Safety Council, over 25,000 slips, trips, and falls happen daily in the United States. Slips occur when someone loses their footing. Trips are often the result of catching a foot on or in something. Falls are when someone comes down unexpectedly. 

Common causes for trips, slips, and falls include: 

  • Wet or greasy floors
  • Dry floors with loose wood dust or powder
  • Uneven or sloped walking surfaces
  • Polished or freshly waxed floors
  • Loose flooring, carpeting or mats
  • Transition from one floor type to another
  • Missing or uneven floor tiles and bricks
  • Damaged or irregular steps with no handrails
  • Shoes with wet, muddy, greasy or oily soles
  • Clutter
  • Electrical cords or cables
  • Open drawers
  • Damaged ladder steps
  • Ramps that are not skid-resistant
  • Metal surfaces, such as dock plates, construction plates
  • Weather hazards, such as rain, sleet, ice, snow, hail, frost
  • Wet leaves or pine needles

Places a slip, trip, or fall can occur:

  • Place of work
  • Home
  • Public Locations
  • Stores, restaurants, and other retail locations
  • Event venues
  • Outdoors

Victims of a slip, a trip, or a fall have rights

Over one million Americans suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury and over 17, 000 people die in the U.S. annually from these incidents. If you or a loved one were injured from a slip, trip, or fall, you have a right to receive fair representation and compensation in the event this incident might have been prevented. 

The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez can help victims of slips, trips, and falls by:

  • Attaining proper medical treatment for victims
  • Procuring the information of those who might be responsible
  • Investigating all potential defendants
  • Sending a demand for client compensation
  • Communicating with the insurance company and defense attorney on our client’s behalf
  • Filing a lawsuit and guiding client throughout the legal process
  • In some cases, settling a case before filing a lawsuit
  • Reimbursing appropriate parties as needed by communicating with insurance companies

Victims have a voice with Sylvia V. Gonzalez

When you or a loved one are injured, the last thing you want to worry about is the influx of to-dos that result from your traumatic injury. The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez can handle all of the obstacles that you may encounter as a victim of traumatic injury. With the Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez on your side, you can focus on recovering. With over 10 years of practicing law, the Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez provides legal excellence with a personal touch.

The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez has helped hundreds of victims by:

  • Gaining reimbursement for victims’ past, present, and future medical expenses
  • Winning victim cases quickly without clients having to go to court
  • Accepting payment only when a client wins their case or is presented with a sufficient settlement 
  • Providing emotional closure for victims of traumatic injury incidents
  • Negotiating with insurance companies to keep more money in the victim’s pocket
Typical injuries that occur from a slip, a trip or a fall related accident may include any of the following:

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