Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Falls
Whether you fell and injured yourself at a home, business or on public property, you may be entitled to compensation. If your injury to the neck, back or spinal cord was caused by the negligence of another party, we can help you collect damages.
At Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., we represent spinal cord injury victims and their families. Led by founding attorney Mary Alexander’s experience in medical science and public health, our firm provides caring, skilled representation throughout the Bay Area. Please call (415) 966-2626 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco spinal injury lawyer.
Fall Accidents and Owner Liability
Approximately 20 percent of spinal cord injuries are the result of falls, which are often caused by traumatic accidents such as:
- Railing/balcony collapses
- Stairway collapse
- Trip-and-fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Ladder and scaffold accidents
- Maritime accidents
- Falls at work
- Falls in nursing homes
- Falls in retail stores
Falls can happen indoors or outside, by slipping on wet or slick surfaces, or because of a spilled substance. People are also injured when they trip and fall over objects on the ground or if they fall down defective stairs. Some of the worst spinal injuries occur when a person falls from an elevated height.
Residential, commercial and public property owners have a responsibility to take reasonable precautions to protect the safety of guests and visitors. If their negligence causes a spinal injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. In these instances, we can file a premises liability suit on your behalf.
Spinal Cord Injury From Falls in Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco
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