If you or a loved one slips and falls due to a hazardous or dangerous condition on someone else’s property, and the property owner ignored or failed to remedy the dangerous condition in good time, the accident victim could have a case for a personal injury claim.

Slips and/or trip and falls can happen in many different circumstances and due to a number of causes.
Typically, falls involve a person losing traction on a walking surface or tripping over an object or steps. While some falls can occur from a certain height, for example, while a victim is on a ladder or roof, some happen on a level surface due to one of the following reasons:

  • Wet floor
  • Snow or ice on the ground
  • Oily surfaces
  • Spills or debris on the floor
  • Torn or loose carpeting
  • Broken flooring
  • Loose rugs
  • Poor lighting
  • Uncovered cables
  • Uneven or missing steps
  • Missing or broken handrails
  • Potholes
  • Broken or uneven sidewalks

If you suffered any injuries on someone else’s property you should consult with a slip and fall accident lawyer as you may have legal options. You may be entitled to receive money for your injuries.

Types of Injuries That Can Occur After a Fall

Falls can be painful as well as cause long-lasting and sometimes debilitating injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that one out of every five falls leads to a severe injury, like a traumatic brain injury or a broken hip.

This figure does not include the countless injuries and resulting medical expenses suffered by people going about their daily lives and slipping or tripping outside of work. Slips and falls can occur anywhere, such as malls, grocery stores, in an apartment building, and even while at work. According to Workplace Health & Safety, slip and fall injuries account for a large portion of injuries experienced by health care workers in nursing homes.

According to the Mayo Clinic, falling can put you at risk of serious injury. Some of the more serious injuries in a slip and fall can include:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Fractures

Some of these injuries may need extensive and long-term medical treatments. They may also require considerable time off work for recovery. If someone else’s carelessness has caused you or a loved one to suffer from any serious injuries, it is only fair that they pay for your damages.

However, it is pivotal that you see a doctor as soon as you can after a slip and fall injury. Not only will you want to make sure that a doctor takes care of your injuries but a medical report detailing your injuries will also be important evidence if you are considering filing a lawsuit later on.


If you or a relative suffered harm due to a property owner’s negligence, you could potentially receive various types of compensation for your injuries and your suffering. Compensation can include, but is not limited to:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Physical pain
  • Loss of life quality

However, you can only recover compensation when you can prove someone else is responsible for your accident. It can be tough to prove negligence in slip and fall cases, and you will need to have compelling evidence to show fault. A slip and fall accident lawyer can be by your side every step of the way and help you navigate the legal issues around your claim.

If you have any questions about how slip and fall accidents occur, and whether you might have a personal injury claim, you should contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. Slip and fall litigation can be complex, and a property owner may fight your claim with their lawyers.

You do not have to stand up to a property owner or business on your own. O’Malley & Perry will help you with all aspects of a slip and fall case. We can fight for your rights as well as compensation for your injuries. Ways in which we can help you with your case can include:

  • Comprehensive legal advice and representation
  • Gathering the necessary evidence to build your case
  • Providing expert witnesses if needed
  • Negotiating a settlement with insurances and defendants
  • Representing you professionally in a court of law

You will not have to pay any up-front fees if you work with us because we work on contingency. Call O’Malley & Perry today and let us determine whether you have a case and what your best next steps may be. You can reach us at 570-348-3711.



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