Although slip and fall cases or trip and fall cases are often the subject of many jokes, because of the suddenness of the event and the hardness of the surfaces to which people fall, very severe injuries can result.
You can have high impact, high-speed car cases where people’s bodies are not going to hold up. However, one must remember that in a car accident, you have a lot of material around you designed to protect you, like steel, seat belts and air bags. When you are slipping and falling or tripping and falling without notice because it is so sudden, and you fall with your full weight on a hard ground, it results in a lot more serious injuries than people realize and it is no laughing matter.
Slip and fall and trip and fall cases are complicated because of the complex interrelationship of parties from a business standpoint and in the residential scenario, as well as possible municipal or county governments’ involvement. Consequently, analysis of whose responsibility it is, or the proportionate share of responsibility is often not simple or straightforward.
It is often layered and difficult and it frequently requires expert testimony of someone with expertise in the particular defect.
It’s important that you always try to find an experienced attorney for bodily injury cases, and especially so in trip and fall cases, or slip and fall cases because they are not simple cases to handle and are regularly quite complex.
An attorney may have experience in car accident cases, but have no idea how to approach a slip and fall lawsuit. For the best possible outcome, you do not want your attorney to be learning as they go. It requires different steps and different analysis.