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Should You Hire a Trip and Fall Lawyer After an Accident?

Trip and fall accidents are ever-present dangers no matter where people go, representing one of the most common causes of personal injury cases. When people are shopping at a store or visiting another place of business, the owners and operators have a duty of care to ensure their customers are reasonably safe. 

Trip and Falls Cause Serious Injuries

Whether an accident victim needs a trip and fall lawyer often depends on how the accident occurred. Uneven flooring, cluttered walkways, and darkened corners are examples of common causes of slip and fall accidents. A turned-up piece of carpet or rug, a loose electrical cord, and loose fixtures and displays are common examples of tripping hazards while shopping.

A proprietor must abide by the duty of care and protect customers against unreasonable dangers. If the proprietor or its agents and employees are negligent and allow a tripping hazard to exist, the proprietor is liable for damages arising from any accidents.

Third parties also might be liable for trip and fall accidents. A vendor or contractor working in a store could create a tripping hazard that causes a customer to fall. The cost to treat injuries from tripping and falling often times runs into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Older Adults Are Especially Vulnerable to Trip and Fall Injuries

The effects of aging can make a big difference in the type, severity, and cost to treat trip and fall injuries. Older adults are especially vulnerable to suffering broken bones and other serious injuries caused by tripping and falling.

Broken hips and head injuries are among the most serious injuries that could arise from tripping and falling. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says about 95% of hip injuries happen when someone falls sideways. A hip injury could make it impossible for victims to work, and could lead to potentially deadly sepsis and other complications.

How a Trip and Fall Lawyer Could Help

An experienced trip and fall lawyer will uphold a victim’s rights and obtain a just settlement. An attorney can fend off predatory insurers or attorneys representing the at-fault party while the accident victim heals. A skilled lawyer also helps to ensure the victim is fully compensated for costs and damages that result from the accident.

The George Bochanis Injury Law Offices was established in 1985. Before opening his office, Mr. Bochanis spent years representing major insurance companies in litigation cases and prior to that was a law clerk to a prominent local district court judge. Our offices have grown from a small one person setting to having its own well known office location on South Ninth Street in Downtown Las Vegas with 15 employees.

Years of Experience: More than 28 years
Nevada Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: Nevada State Bar Federal Court of Nevada, 3rd Circuit

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Since opening our doors in 1985, the accident lawyers at the George Bochanis Injury Law Offices have been committed to helping injury victims get full compensation after slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle crashes, workplace injuries, and other personal injuries.

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