Injuries That Occur When A Person Slips And Falls

When a person slips and falls (or, alternately, trips and falls) there can be a wide range of accident injuries that result.  Depending on the situation, there can be a wide range of injuries, with some being potentially serious injuries.  Among common injuries that occur when a person slips and falls are bruises, bone fractures (broken bones), back injuries, and concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries.

Such “Slip & Fall” accidents typically happen at a property, store, street or sidewalk.  Parking lots are another common area where a person slips and falls.

Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property safe and in proper working order.  If an unsafe condition exists, the property owner should alert of such a condition and fix it.   If the owner fails to do so they may be liable for any injuries that may occur due to deficiencies.

A lawsuit has been filed regarding a woman’s injuries after she allegedly slipped and fell in an Edwardsville store parking lot.  The lawsuit is discussed in the April 6, 2018 Madison Record article titled “Shopper sues over slip, fall at Edwardsville Best Buy.”  An excerpt:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 7, 2016, she was injured when she slipped and fell on the accumulated ice on the parking lot at the Best Buy store in Edwardsville.

As a result, Starkey claims she suffered injuries, incurred medical expenses, lost wages and endured pain and suffering.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to remove ice that had accumulated on the parking lot, failed to barricade the ice to prevent customers from walking across it and failed to provide adequate warning.

Additional details regarding these injuries that occur when a person slips and falls can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Joseph Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

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