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Slips and Falls in Public Places in the United States

Each year, thousands of people suffer injuries from slipping and falling in public places due to negligence or lack of maintenance on the part of the owner or manager. By law, owners of private property and commercial establishments are required to have insurance that covers injuries to visitors and people passing through their property. Likewise, the government is responsible for maintaining streets, sidewalks, and public places to keep them free of danger.

When the government and owners or manager of private property and commercial establishments fail to maintain their properties risk-free, accidents happen which result in injuries. In some cases, these are extremely serious or even fatal. When this occurs, the affected person has every right to establish a claim or lawsuit against the property owners to obtain compensation for the damages suffered.

Grupo MedLegal has highly specialized attorneys in cases of personal injury provoked by falls in public or residential places, or produced by slipping or tripping, with the most common injuries being:

Fractures of the wrist, arm, hip, let, etc.

Injuries to the back, neck, knees, and elbows

Torn muscles

The types of issues that commonly cause accidents:

Spilled liquids or substances on store floors or aisles, such as: water, oil, soap, grease, food, etc.

Uneven or slippery sidewalks with cobblestones or pavement in poor condition

Debris

Potholes

Uneven steps

Stairs in poor condition

Damaged handrails

Tree roots

Poor lighting

Construction areas without fencing or adequate signs

Cables or hoses on the floor

Unsafe railings or balconies

Lack of signage

Uneven floor not marked

Objects on the floor

Obstructions to the traffic area

Open drains

When you sustain an injury caused by a third party’s negligence, it is important to act right away, since you only have 6 months to open a claim before your time frame expires by law.

You can trust Grupo MedLegal to offer the support you need to receive just compensation you deserve for the damages and losses suffered. Not only will we provide you with an attorney with extensive experience in the field, but we will also provide immediate medical attention from highly qualified doctors.

This Blog is made available by Grupo MedLegal for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or medical advice. The information provided on the Blog should not be used as a substitute for competent legal or medical advice from a licensed professional.

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