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Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C. stands up for the rights of injured victims with aggressive, compassionate representation from award-winning, seasoned professionals. We are not afraid to face big insurance companies or corporations, and we won’t back down from a complex court battle. While we use negotiation techniques when possible to provide quick recoveries for clients, we know the ropes for preparing cases for trial and seeking the greatest amount of monetary damages available. We collaborate with you to develop a sound legal strategy to get the best outcome possible.
Where do slip and fall accidents occur?
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere at any time. A quick trip to the corner store can turn into a trip to the emergency room in an instant. The most common places trips and falls occur include:
- Shopping centers and grocery stores
- Restaurants, bars and clubs
- Sports arenas and stadiums
- Hotels and inns
- Public restrooms
- Sidewalks, escalators and curbs
- Homes of family, friends and neighbors
- Driveways, parking lots and parking garages
- Swimming pools
- Construction areas
How are people injured in slip and fall accidents?
When a child falls, the chances of major injury are slim. Their young bodies are able to handle falls better than adult bodies. As adults age, our bones become more brittle, and we are more prone to severe sprains and tears. In extreme cases, a slip and fall can be fatal. Serious personal injuries linked to slip and fall accidents include:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
An experienced personal injury attorney at Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher reviews the circumstances of your case and recommends a course of action to obtain the highest monetary compensation possible for your injuries.
What is products liability?
A products liability claim arises from a consumer’s injury because of a company’s defective product. A defective product does not necessarily mean that a product doesn’t work like it’s supposed to — a product may be defective in its design if it poses an undue risk of harm to the intended user. When a person is injured because of a defective product or poorly designed product, the injured person may have a viable products liability claim against the manufacturer or distributor of the product.
Manufacturers and distributors are responsible for the reasonable safety of their products and for adequately warning consumers of potential risks of harm. Manufacturers and distributors have to consider all reasonable ways a product may be used.
Products liability claims can arise from virtually any product on the market. The most common types of defective products are:
- Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications
- Food (baby formula)
- Medical devices, including defective implants
- Heavy machinery
- Household appliances
- Car seats
- Motor vehicles
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