Causes And Effects Of The Most Common San Jose Public Personal Injury

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 9-Mar-2011

Various types of public injury accidents occur in San Jose, but the most common of these is the slip and fall or trip and fall accident. Slip and fall accidents in San Jose can happen anywhere: a grocery store, shopping mall, storefront sidewalk, school, or restaurant. In addition, these accidents can happen to anyone, although the highest instances of trip and fall accidents occur with children and senior citizens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 8,000 children are treated for fall-related injuries in the U.S. every day, and, for adults age 65 and older, falls are the most common cause of non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.

The reason for a slip and fall accident is most often an improperly maintained surface or space. It could be a puddle of water on the floor in a restroom, an upturned tile on the floor of a restaurant, a broken stair in the stairwell of an office building, a lumpy carpet in a day-care center, or a poorly lit walkway in a parking lot. Oftentimes, falls due to poor maintenance or structural inadequacies cause serious slip and fall injuries that tend to increase with age.

It is the property owner’s responsibility to properly and lawfully maintain their premises to ensure the safety of every individual that steps foot there, be it employee or visitor. If the property owner is negligent, and the premises falls into disrepair, then the owner and/or manager of said property can be held financially liable for any injuries their property negligence has caused. An experienced San Jose premises liability lawyer can point you in the right direction if you or a loved one has been injured in a trip and fall or slip and fall accident.

The dedicated Northern California slip and fall injury attorneys at Van Der Walde & Associates are prepared to recover any financial losses and seek damages from negligent parties for any medical or emotional suffering associated with your accident. Call today for a consultation at (800) 900-0863.

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