Slip and fall accidents can occur due to:
- Wet surfaces
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose or malfunctioning hand railing
- Missing, broken, or uneven stairs
- Bulging carpets
- Lack of supervision for elderly adults or other dependent individuals
- Reckless or dangerous behavior
Slip and fall accidents can occur at home, in the workplace, or in a public space. The National Safety Council (NSC) reported that in 2016, over 30,000 falls in the workplace or at home were tragically fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), slip and fall accidents result in hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations annually.
Your Legal Options if You were Hurt
If you or someone you love suffered a slip and fall accident, there are a multitude of factors that could have contributed to the incident. To recover compensation, you will need to prove how the property owner’s negligence resulted in your losses.
With the help of our legal team, we can prove:
- The at-fault party had a responsibility to keep their property safe for lawful visitors.
- The at-fault party, by allowing a hazard to exist on their premises, did not uphold this obligation.
- You or a loved one slipped, fell, and suffered injuries.
- You have financial losses resulting from your accident.
In some cases, slip and fall accidents are preventable. Various pieces of evidence, like the accident report, photos of the hazard, and your medical records, could prove your side of the story.
A Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help You Establish Your Damages
Sometimes a third party, such as a home or business owner, or the staff at a nursing home facility, can contribute to a slip and fall accident. Generally, this is not purposeful, but it can still affect your health and well-being. Any failure to act in a safe and appropriate manner can be considered a form of negligent behavior.
If a business owner, for example, leaves their premises unsafe or if a caregiver fails to appropriately monitor a resident, their negligence can have devastating effects.
If you were the victim of an accident involving negligence, you could have grounds to take legal action against those responsible. If you are interested in learning more about your legal rights and options as a victim, you have the option of reviewing your case with a slip and fall lawyer from our firm.
How a Premises Liability Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help You
There are many benefits to having a legal professional on your side if you think another party was at fault.
Our team can help you by:
- Answering your questions
- Negotiating a settlement or filing suit on your behalf
- Consulting eyewitnesses
- Gathering all of the necessary medical information
- Determining the value of your losses
If you are interested in learning more about your options, we can examine your case and discuss your legal options.
Injuries That Result from Slip and Fall Accidents
Your life can be dramatically impacted by a slip and fall accident, even if you feel okay immediately following the event. Slip and fall accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Spinal cord trauma
- Nerve damage
- Cuts and lacerations
- Sprains and strains
Tragically, slip and fall accidents can even be life-threatening, especially for certain at-risk demographics, such as the elderly.
Your medical issues could result in expensive bills, causing further damage to your life. You may also be under stress, experiencing anxiety, and suffering in other emotional and psychological ways.
Contact Bogin, Munns & Munns for a Free Consultation
Understanding your rights and legal options following an accident is important. If your slip and fall accident occurred because of another party, you may be able to claim damages for your suffering.