Slip / Trip and Fall

December 11, 2013 9:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Slip / trip and fall accidents are among the leading causes of injury in the United States. Over a million people each year will be injured in a fall accident.

Dangers such as torn carpeting, changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs, or a wet floor can all cause someone to slip and hurt themselves.

There are two main types of falls:

  • Same-level falls are usually caused by a slippery surface, poor lighting or walking in the path of a whole or other hazardous condition.
  • Elevated-level falls are less common but can lead to the most severe injuries. A common example would be falling down a flight of stairs.

Proving a slip and fall case is often difficult. This is why individuals who are injured in a slip and fall accident should consult an experienced slip and fall attorney. At the Carness Law Firm, we have successfully represented many people injured in slip and falls. If you have suffered an injury as the result of a dangerous premises in Washington, contact us today to see if you have a case.


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This post was written by Scott Carness