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Slip and fall injuries are extremely common, with the CDC estimating that approximately 2.3 million people visited emergency rooms in the U.S. in 2010 as a result of injuries from non-fatal falls. Slip and fall accidents occur when a person slips, trips falls or is somehow injured on another person’s property. A victim of a slip and fall accident may have the right to compensation for their injury, if the injury is a result of the property owner's failure to take proper care of their property or remove dangerous conditions.

Many slip and fall accidents can be prevented with proper maintenance and by exercising reasonable care in making a property safe for visitors. If there are hazards that cannot be fixed or corrected, the property owner or renter needs to adequately warn visitors in order to avoid injury.

Common reasons for slip and fall accidents include:
  • Changes in flooring surface (from tile to carpet for example)
  • Slippery or slick floors
  • Uneven pavement or gravel
  • Cracks in sidewalks or flooring
  • Stairs that are too steep, that have broken handrails or that have narrow treads
  • Objects in walkways
  • Curbs and Potholes
  • Unexpected rises or falls (for example, an unmarked step down)

What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured on Someone’s Property?

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, the attorneys at Gentry & Ashton Law are ready to help you. We recommend you take the following steps:
  • DOCUMENT YOUR INJURY. If you are in a public place (restaurant, amusement park, etc) alert someone to your injury. You will most likely be asked to fill out an accident report. Take pictures of the cause of your accident and get names and contact information for any witnesses.
  • SEE YOUR DOCTOR. You will need to see your doctor for any injuries you sustain. It is very important that you take stock of every single thing that is wrong. These reports are imperative in getting you the medical care you need.
  • CALL AN ATTORNEY. Once you have seen the doctor, your next step is to call an experienced slip and fall attorney. We can help you with all your questions and walk you through the legal process.
These and other slip and fall injuries can have serious consequences and you may be forced to undergo lengthy and expensive medical treatments and rehabilitation. Your ability to work may be affected and you likely will be in ongoing pain. We are here to help you.

If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, you need a dedicated attorney by your side. An experienced slip and fall attorney can get you the help you need. At Gentry & Ashton Law, we have handled numerous slip and fall accident cases and we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help navigate this difficult time for you and your loved ones.  Contact us today at (714) 541-4161 or fill out our Case Evaluation Form to schedule your FREE consultation and case evaluation.