According to the National Floor Safety Institute over 1 million hospital emergency room visits can be attributed to slip and fall. Now we all have stubbed our toe, or like myself found ourselves on our rear end because of something we have slipped on, but how many of us have actually ended up with serious injuries, which result in loss of work time thus experiencing loss of wages?
According the the Center for Disease Control 20 to 30 percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries which can include cuts and bruises, hip fractures, and head trauma. How many of us have ended up with large medical costs because of this unexpected fall?
Who’s to Blame?
Understanding that we all are at risk of slipping and falling can help prevent an unexpected injury. Doorways, crowded areas, stairs, ladders, ramps, and areas with uneven surfaces are all places where we should be careful. If you experience a slip and fall because you weren’t paying attention it doesn’t mean that society will pay the cost of your negligence!
However, if you have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property, they have a responsibility to keep the area free of hazards. If you experience subsequent loss of wages or large medical bills, is it fair that you have to pay for their negligence?
This is why we have Attorneys
Slip and fall cases are challenging because it’s generally your word against someone else’s and often time there are no witnesses. This is an incredibly competitive area of the law and the sooner you get to an experienced attorney, the sooner you will know what your options are.
Rick, is an experienced attorney and has handled many personal Injury cases particularly those concerned with slip and fall. He can help you get back on your feet, and help you recover your losses.
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If you have been injured because of a slip and fall incident and would like Rick to represent you - give us a call or drop us an email, we’ll get right back to you.
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