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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 resulted from simply tripping over your own feet or hitting your foot against an object. Some slips or falls happen because of another’s negligence 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 recover from the accident fully. 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 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. This can include 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 are responsible for ensuring 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 difficulty 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, these accidents’ repercussions can be quite large, including broken limbs or hip replacements.

Speak with a slip and fall lawyer

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 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 another’s negligence to fully recover financially from this unfortunate mishap.
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