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Bakersfield Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Despite having a reputation for minor injuries, slip and fall accidents can lead to serious, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, contact Faulkner Law Offices in Bakersfield right away. You may have a premises liability claim for damages.

Why Choose Us for Your Lawyer?

At Faulkner Law Offices, we take a personal, client-centered approach to personal injury law. We maintain a direct line of communication and you are free to voice any questions or concerns as they arise. We have been representing injured people since 1974 and are well-versed in slip and fall accidents and personal injury law. Our attorneys handle cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you pay us no fees until we recover compensation for you.

Slip and Fall Accident Facts

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI):

  • Slip and falls account for more than one million emergency room visits a year.
  • Slip and fall accidents account for 12% of all falls.
  • Slip and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims, the primary cause of lost days from work, and the leading cause of occupational injury in workers ages 55 and older.
  • 22% of slip and fall accidents result in more than 31 days off work.
  • Floors and flooring materials directly contribute to more than two million fall injuries every year.
  • Falls are a leading cause of spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury and account for 87% of fractures among people over the age of 65.
  • Falls on the same level (slip or trip and fall accidents) account for approximately 60% of all compensable fall cases.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip or trip and fall accidents can happen anywhere – at home, at work, at the home of a friend, or in a store or restaurant. In many cases, the landowner or manager of a business where a slip and fall accident occurred may be legally responsible for injuries. The following are common causes of slip or trip and fall accidents.

Surface Conditions

Hazardous flooring and walkway conditions can lead to slip and fall accidents. These dangerous conditions may include:

  • Uneven surfaces
  • Transitions from one surface to another, such as wood to carpet
  • Slippery floors that have been recently mopped or waxed
  • Rugs, mats, and loose floorboards
  • Spilled liquids that are not cleaned up immediately
  • Grease or oil that is not promptly removed
  • Icy patches that are not treated with salt

Environmental Conditions

Examples of environmental conditions that can cause slip or trip and falls include:

  • Trash or debris on the floor or walkway
  • Electrical cords that run across walkways
  • Poor lighting that makes obstacles difficult to see
  • Bright light reflecting off shiny floors and causing a glare
  • Open drawers in desks or cabinets

Get Legal Help for a Slip and Fall Accident Claim

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may have a premises liability claim for damages if you have been hurt in a slip and fall. Our Bakersfield slip and fall accident lawyers at Faulkner Law Offices can investigate your accident, determine liability, and aggressively pursue full compensation for your injuries.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.