Information about Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are responsible for countless injuries and wrongful deaths every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one million Americans will suffer injury in a slip and fall accident annually, and 17,000 will die because of those injuries. Slip and falls account for 15 percent of all job-related injuries, with most of the damage occurring to the worker’s feet or toes.
Common Causes of Serious Falls
Premises owners have a duty to protect their visitors and patrons from harm, and when their wrongful or careless actions lead to injury, they can be held liable through a premises liability claim. As can be seen from the statistics, slip and falls can have much more serious consequences than one might initially think. The circumstances that lead to slip and fall incidents are often the result of negligence on the part of another, and some of the most common include:
- Poor premises design
- Lack of maintenance to the premises
- Broken handrails in stairwells
- Slippery or wet floors
- Dangerous and unsafe working environment
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in a situation similar to one of the above, then you may be entitled to compensation from the parties at fault. Contact an attorney from our firm who can assess your case and legal options and provide you with the experienced representation you deserve.
Slip and fall accidents can cause surprisingly severe and catastrophic injuries including broken bones, internal injuries, brain trauma, paralysis, and coma. The consequences of these injuries can bring about substantial hardship for the victim, not only physically and mentally, but financially as well. Our attorneys at The Medler Law Firm have more than 50 years of combined experience in complex litigation, and we are available to assist you in your premises liability case. We are prepared to pursue justice against the negligent parties, and we will fight aggressively to help you obtain a fair settlement. Call our offices today to begin work on your case.
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