Slip and Fall
Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
Serving Salt Lake City and the entire Wasatch Front
Slip and fall accidents happen year round in Utah. Despite their frequency, the injuries sustained can range from relatively mild, to serious injuries including traumatic brain injury. Not every slip and fall instance was the result of simply tripping over your own feet, or hitting your foot against an object. Some slip or falls happen because of the negligence of another, or because safety regulations have been violated or disregarded by another. Experienced injury law firms understand how to analyze a scenario to see what caused the accident, and how it could have been avoided if proper precautions had taken place.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from a trip, stumble, slip or fall you may need legal representation to fully recover from the accident. Contact Roberto Hernandez to speak with a legal professional to schedule a consultation. During this meeting with a lawyer, you will be able to have your questions answered. This will put you in a place where you understand your legal rights and what you can expect for your personal injury case.
Common slip and fall incidents
- Wet or slippery surfaces: According to the National Floor Safety Institute, nearly 55% of all slip and fall accidents happen because a walking surface was hazardous in nature. This can include things like cluttered floors, wet surfaces, product spills, uneven sidewalks, torn carpeting or poorly constructed flooring. When a falling accident happens the property owner or contractor may be held accountable because the issue was not properly addressed or repaired.
- Weather conditions: Utah is known for its snow during winter and rainy seasons. Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that snow, water, and ice are properly channeled and removed from designated walking areas. A common example of negligence we see locally is when snowmelt water is not adequately removed from a sidewalk. The collected water then freezes overnight and makes an extremely slippery and hard to see ice sheet that pedestrians may slip on.
- The elderly or disabled are not properly cared for: Those with physical limitations are more likely to have a difficult time walking on their own. Nursing homes and care facilities have responsibilities to their residents to help ensure they can get around and do so safely. When these individuals are not properly monitored or assisted accidents can happen. Because of their physical needs, the repercussions of these accidents can be quite large, including broken limbs or hip replacements.
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If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident it is in your best interest to speak with a legal professional. When you call the Law Offices of Roberto Hernandez you can request a consultation to speak with an attorney. During this meeting, you will be able to have your questions answered to learn about your case and what your legal rights are as a victim of the slip and fall case. This is especially true should you need to establish the negligence of another in order to fully recover financially from this unfortunate mishap.
The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. This website contains general information relating to areas of law familiar to our firm. The information should not be construed as legal advice or other professional advice. You should not rely on the contents of this website as such. Participation on this website does not create any kind of attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice or representation, please contact my office and I would be pleased to discuss your case with you and see if my firm can help.