Slip and Fall 101: 3 Frequent Causes of These Accidents

Emergency rooms throughout the country see thousands of people each year who have been injured in a slip and fall accident. In fact, slip and fall accidents are one of the most prevalent personal injury claims, because they often occur due to the negligence of property owners, store managers, and government entities. The severity of slip and fall injuries can range from minor sprains to concussions, so it is best to work with an experienced attorney who can represent you in your case.

At Clarke Griffin, LLC, our legal team has represented clients throughout the Portland-metro area who have been involved in a slip and fall accident including those caused by:

Environmental conditions: Cluttered floors create an unsafe environment. The presence of obstructions or debris on a walkway may result in a slip and fall accident. If the property owner has allowed obstacles like trash or electric cords to accumulate, and you are injured as a result, you may be eligible for compensation.

Poorly maintained/hazardous walking surfaces: From public sidewalks to staircases in apartment complexes, people responsible for maintaining these walking surfaces can get into hot water when residents or guests are injured from slip and fall accidents. This includes accidents that result from a defect, such as broken concrete or faulty handrails, and surfaces that are not maintained during inclement weather.

Nursing home neglect: Due to a decreased sense of balance, older adults are at an increased risk for falls. When nursing home staff fail to provide the adequate level of care needed by a resident, slip and fall accidents can occur. These accidents are very dangerous for seniors as they can result in hip fractures, concussions, and other serious injuries.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you are not alone. The personal injury attorneys at Clarke Griffin, LLC are here to fight for justice on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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