Don’t Fall for It: The Myths and Facts about Slip and Fall Accidents

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If you have suffered a slip and fall injury, or another injury, you can reach out to our accident and personal injury lawyers.

There is plenty of misinformation about slip and fall accidents. In fact, some people even go as far as making light of these injuries. The truth is slip and fall injuries are as serious as it gets. If you are harmed as a result of a slip and fall, contact our accident and personal injury lawyers right away. We will help you obtain the compensation you deserve and get your life back on track.

A Legal Remedy Might be Available Following Your Slip and Fall

Do not assume your slip and fall is completely your own fault. Even if you are usually clumsy and awkward, there could be a chance an establishment or another party is partially at fault for the incident. Our accident and personal injury lawyers will meet with you, review the nuances of your case, and determine if you have any chance of recovering damages from the party responsible for your pain, suffering, and other losses. If someone’s lack of due care, known as negligence, even partially contributed to the accident, you might be owed compensation for your losses. Let our legal team spearhead a claim for recovery. We will work to get your life back to normal and make you whole once again.

Our attorneys will gauge the value of your claim and develop the appropriate legal strategy. Our team will bring the legal action necessary to obtain compensation. Your attorney will prepare your case and present evidence in a manner that argues the other side is responsible for the injuries and losses. Do not attempt to go at it alone after your slip and fall! Legal assistance will prove essential in your quest for justice.

Plenty of Slip and Fall Accidents Lead to Emergency Room Stays

There is a common misconception that slip and fall incidents simply result in twisted ankles, bumps, and bruises. The truth is more than a million people head to the emergency room each year following slip and fall accidents. This figure equates to a couple thousand Americans each day. All in all, more than 10 percent of emergency room visits result from slip and fall accidents.

In fact, slip and fall accidents are one of the top causes of injury to people of all ages. It is not only the elderly who are vulnerable to wet floors, uneven floors, and other problems with walking surfaces. Slip and fall injuries are the most common non-deadly injury for each age group except for those between 10 and 24 years of age.

Slip and Falls Are not Cheap

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the average hospital cost for a slip and fall accident has exceeded $30,000. This cost has the potential to ruin one’s finances. Furthermore, these falls could hurt all of our pocketbooks as they can increase insurance rates for everyone. You should not assume you have to bear the brunt of the costs related to your slip and fall if you are not at fault. You deserve compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages, medical bills, etc.

The Challenge of Proving Negligence

Slip and fall cases are somewhat tricky . The opposing counsel can attempt to argue the plaintiff is merely clumsy or responsible for their own negligence. However, if it can be proven that the property owner, manager, or other responsible party was negligent in any way, it is possible to obtain compensation. Our legal team is here to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and organize your medical records. We will do anything else necessary to obtain the compensation you deserve.

In summary, the challenge is in proving you did not cause the injuries on your own and that another party failed to take action that would have prevented the slip and fall. We know exactly how to counter legal arguments that attempt to prove plaintiff clumsiness, lack of awareness, or distraction. Even something as minor as failing to post a warning sign can help prove the defendant’s negligence.

Our Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers are on Your Side

Navigating the complex legal maze should be the last thing on your mind in the aftermath of an injury. If you have suffered a slip and fall injury or another injury that is even slightly the fault of another person or institution, contact us right away. You can reach our accident and personal injury lawyers at 844-977-1900. You can also contact us through our website’s LiveChat feature. Our office is typically open Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM, yet you can call us 24/7. Our consultations are completely free; there is no fee unless we win your case.

The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.