Children can be injured in trip and fall accidents due to the negligence of property owners or its agents. Trip and fall accidents occur when a person is injured by slipping or tripping and falling due to a dangerous condition. A dangerous condition may be poor lighting, uneven floors or surfaces, debris on floors, potholes, ice, or other hazards which can be especially dangerous to children. Injuries can include broken bones, sprains, dislocated shoulders, knee damage, spine and nerve damage, and traumatic brain injury.
It is important to have a report of the incident. If possible, gather evidence such as:
- Take photographs of the scene of the accident;
- If someone witnesses your fall, gather their information;
- Seek immediate medical attention if you have any pains, cuts, or bruises. Medical records can provide important evidence to prove the nature and extent of injury;
- If your trip and fall occurs in a store, such as a department or grocery store, make sure you file an accident report.
Serious falls can cause serious and long-lasting damages. If your child’s fall was caused by the negligent acts of another, then you have a right to recover damages. Let us fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. Our office recently settled a trip and fall case involving a minor prior to trial for $50,000.00. Call us today to set up your free consultation at 718-502-9112 and be sure to visit our website for more information. https://www.karasiklawyers.com/. At Karasik Law Group, Winning Matters! We speak for the injured; our results speak for themselves.