As one of the leading causes of potentially serious personal injuries across the country, slip and fall incidents are often attributed to clumsiness and brushed off as no more than a mere embarrassment. Unfortunately, they can end up having a long-ranging impact on both your health and financial security. At Power & Power Law, our Anchorage, Alaska personal injury lawyers know that slips and falls can cause lingering disabilities and often occur as the result of the negligent actions of others. In these situations, we provide the legal guidance you need to get the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) reports that slips, trips, and falls are among the most common and potentially dangerous types of personal injuries. They can occur at a friend’s home, in public parks, at grocery stores or restaurants, and in hospitals or office buildings. At Power & Power Law, we know that while these are often referred to as accidents, they are often the result of reckless and negligent behavior on the part of the property owner or manager. Common reasons why a slip and fall occurs include:
- Wet and slippery floors due to spills and condensation;
- Uneven floorboards or broken tiles;
- Torn and frayed carpeting;
- Cluttered aisles and walkways;
- A lack of proper lighting;
- Lack of handrails on stairways or placed at improper heights.
When injuries occur as the result of the above, the property owner may be held responsible either for failing to correct the dangerous condition or for not warning the visitor that it exists. Our Anchorage personal injury lawyers can help you hold at-fault parties accountable in these situations, either by negotiating a settlement with the insurer or by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries
Alaska law allows property owners and managers to be held responsible when their actions or inactions result in personal injuries. At Power & Power Law, we represent those who have suffered the following as the result of a slip and fall:
- Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle strains and sprains;
- Broken bones and lacerations;
- Back and neck injuries, such as fractured vertebrae or herniated discs;
- Head injuries, including concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI);
- Spinal cord injuries, which can cause partial or complete paralysis.
Our Anchorage personal injury lawyers can advise you on your rights in filing a claim, which may include seeking compensation for your current and future medical expenses, lost earnings, and the pain and suffering you endure.
Reach Out to Our Anchorage Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At Power & Power Law, we provide the caring client service and professional legal representation you need when injuries result from slips and falls, car, pedestrian, or bike accidents, or when traumatic brain injuries occur. Reach out and call or contact our Alaska personal injury lawyers online today. We can arrange a confidential consultation in our office to discuss your case and how we can help you get the compensation you need to recover.