Slip & Fall or Trip & Fall


Slip & fall or trip & fall accidents happen every day, and these accidents can cause serious injury and may even be fatal. If you or someone you know has recently been involved in a slip & fall or trip & fall accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney at Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, right away.  The injuries that people sustain when falling down range from minor bruises or scrapes to more serious injuries such as fractures or even traumatic brain injuries.  Fortunately for victims of slip & fall or trip & fall accidents, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, are here to fight for you.

Premises liability is a highly specialized area of law, and it is important for anyone who is injured in a slip & fall or trip & fall accident to contact an experienced Rapid City personal injury attorney as soon as possible to have the circumstances of their case reviewed.

The attorneys at Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, are skilled Rapid City attorneys who are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of people injured in slip & fall or trip & fall accidents.

We strive to obtain the best possible result in each case we handle.

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Holding property owners accountable

Property owners owe a duty to ensure that their properties are safe.  This is particularly true for people who maintain a commercial property and invite or allow others to use the property.  When restaurants, malls, shops, or other commercial establishments fail to provide a safe premises for their customers, they can be held liable through a premises liability lawsuit.  Common causes of slip/trip and fall accidents include the following:

  • Spills
  • Debris on floors
  • Cracked or uneven flooring
  • Other dangerous conditions
  • Poorly lighted stairs/parking areas
  • Black Ice
  • Failure to install handrails on stairs
  • Unreasonably slippery floors
  • Deteriorating sidewalks
  • Holes in flooring or the ground
  • Improper flooring materials
  • Dangerous parking lots
  • Snow covered ice and unnatural accumulations of snow/ice

These are just some of the potential causes of slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, and there could be countless other ways that someone else may be at fault for a fall.  Determining negligence in a slip and fall or trip and fall case is often a very fact-specific analysis.  This is why it’s essential to have your case reviewed by an experienced personal injury attorney in order to determine whether you have a claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip & fall or trip & fall accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Photographs of the cause of the fall are crucial. Ice and snow can melt and disappear. Changes can be made by property owners or managers after an accident that was their fault to begin with. Documenting the condition is extremely important to capture the condition. Injury cases can be subject to a strict statute of limitations, meaning that there is a limited amount of time in which you may bring a claim.  Also, you should be sure to record as much information as possible about the injury, including taking photographs of the progression of your injury - bruises, casts, scars.  Be certain to have a complete evaluation performed by a medical professional, so your injuries are properly diagnosed, treated, and documented.  The attorneys at Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, are committed to helping people injured in slip and fall or trip and fall accidents recover from their injuries.

Contact one of our attorneys today by calling 605-348-1125, and let us fight for you.