Slip and Fall Statistics
- Slip and falls account for more than one million emergency room visits every year in the United States.
- Every year, one out of every three individuals over the age of 65 will slip and fall at least once.
- Falls are the number one cause of accidental injury in the United States.
- All stats courtesy of (National Floor Safety Institute).
Involved in a Slip and Fall Case?
When floors are slick or uneven, falls are a common occurrence. In some cases, the person responsible for maintaining the floor may be at fault when an individual falls and sustains and injury. If you or someone you know was the victim of a slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation. In such cases, it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as you can.
What Does a Slip and Fall Lawyer Do?
If you or a loved one was involved in a slip and fall accident, you may benefit from working with a qualified attorney. After you hire such an attorney, he or she will review your medical records and any other related documents to determine if the person or company responsible for maintaining the floor in question was at fault for your accident. He or she may also refer you to an unbiased medical professional for a second opinion on the case.
If your lawyer finds that you have a valid claim against the party responsible for the floor, he or she will help you file a lawsuit. As the lawsuit progresses, your attorney will negotiate with the opposing legal team, help you prepare for court, represent you in the proceedings and do anything else he or she can to ensure that you have the best possible chance of a positive outcome. If you win the lawsuit, the court may award you payment for your medical costs and/or punitive damages.
Find a Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you or someone you know sustained an injury during a fall, you should connect with a qualified lawyer to discuss your options. Before choosing a lawyer, visit the Injury Lawyer Database to compare candidates in your area. If you need any additional help, please feel free to contact our office for more information.