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Watch Your Step: The Dangers of Tripping Hazards and How to Protect Yourself After an Injury

March 08, 2023

The Dangers of Tripping Hazards

The dangers of tripping hazards can be found just about anywhere, from sidewalks and parking lots to office buildings and private homes. Unfortunately, these hazards can often cause serious injuries and, in some cases, even death. At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., we have seen firsthand the devastating impact that a tripping hazard accident can have on an individual and their loved ones.

Common Tripping Hazards and Injuries

A tripping hazard is any object or condition that could cause a person to trip, slip, or fall. Common examples include uneven surfaces, loose or frayed carpeting, exposed wires, and cluttered walkways. These hazards can be difficult to spot—especially in low-light conditions or when someone is distracted—and can lead to a variety of injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and spinal cord injuries.

What to Do If You’ve Been Injured by a Tripping Hazard

If you have been injured due to a tripping hazard, it is important to take action as soon as possible. The first step is to seek medical attention right away. Even if you think your injuries are minor, it is always best to get checked out by a medical professional to ensure that there are no underlying issues.

Once you have received medical attention, you should document the incident as thoroughly as possible. This means taking pictures of the hazards that caused your fall, as well as any injuries you sustained. You should also gather the contact information of any witnesses who may have seen the incident occur.

Finally, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. An attorney can help you gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, represent you in court.

At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., we understand how overwhelming it can be to deal with a tripping hazard injury. That’s why we are dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized legal representation to each and every one of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a tripping hazard, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation. We are here to help.

Contact a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. to Discuss Your Tripping Hazard Accident Case

Have you or a member of your family been seriously injured as a result of a tripping hazard in the state of New Jersey? Don’t wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to act responsibly before paying any of your mounting medical bills that have accumulated as a result of your accident. Right now, you require the representation of a tenacious personal injury attorney who will fight for you to receive the compensation that you need and deserve. 

The knowledgeable lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. defend clients who have been harmed as a result of tripping hazards in Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, and throughout the state of New Jersey. You can book a no-cost consultation about your case by calling (201) 231-7847 or by filling out our convenient online contact form.

We have an office conveniently located at 340 West Passaic Street in Rochelle Park, NJ, as well as offices located in Englewood Cliffs and Montclair. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case to learn more about your legal rights and options.

The articles on this blog are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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