Brain Injuries and Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Slips and Falls
Slips and falls are common occurrences, with falls being the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. They result in over 500,000 emergency room visits and over 62,000 hospitalizations every year. On average, over 1.3 million emergency room visits each year are for treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The number of persons hospitalized for treatment is 275,000, and 52,000 lose their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control. There is a greater than 1 in 200 chance that you or someone you know will be a victim of a traumatic brain injury. If someone else's negligence is the cause, you will need a slip and fall lawyer to get the compensation you need and deserve.
When a slip or fall is due to the negligence of another, and the outcome is a serious brain or spinal cord injury, a person may require the aid of a Dallas brain injury attorney. By arming yourself with information, you will be able to make the correct decisions about retaining the right attorney. If, after reading the information on this site, you determine that you need an attorney, please complete our Online Case Evaluation form. The Law Office of Carmen S. Mitchell, LLP will review your case and assist you in establishing a suitable course of action.
How Can Someone Else Be At Fault?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines negligence as “failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances”.
A few examples of negligence, as related to slips and falls, include:
- Wet or oily floors
- Uneven or loose flooring
- Cluttered floors
- Improper parking of equipment
- Faulty or missing handrails
- Faulty or missing safety equipment
- Improperly installed steps or stairs
- Lack of signage pointing out unavoidable trip hazards
- Inattention by equipment operators
The law firm of The Law Office of Carmen S. Mitchell, LLP takes great pride in acting as advocates for victims of negligence, and their families. When you need a slip and fall lawyer, we are there for you.
Ben Goff and Carmen Mitchell are each superb examples of Dallas spinal cord injury lawyers, recognized as leaders in the field. They are equally determined and uncompromising in their pursuit of justice for their clients who suffer from spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries received during a slip or fall.