Slip and Falls- A Leading Cause of Injury in Connecticut and Nationwide

According to accident data from across the nation, falls are one of the leading causes of injury producing accidents.  As personal injury attorneys specializing in slip and fall cases we can attest to the vast number of falls that cause serious, even debilitating injuries.   Types of same surface falls include:

  • Trip and Fall Accidents- When an unexpected object protrudes into a walking path or is left in the way of foot traffic a trip and fall may occur.
  • Stump and Fall Accidents- These occur when the foot encounters a stopping point such as a sticky point on the ground or a defect in the flooring.
  • Step and Fall Accidents- A step and fall happens when the foot falls into a hole or other unexpected flooring failure.
  • Slip and Falls Accidents- These are the most common types of fall accidents. They occur when the foot or feet encounter a slippery surface and the body is unable to remain upright.

It is important that you understand the many ways that fall accidents occur.  Some may assume that if they didn’t slip on a slick surface they cannot file a slip and fall lawsuit.  This is simply not true.  Many factors go into determining fault after a fall.

If you have been hurt during a slip and fall, trip and fall accident please contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren today for your free consultation.

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