While not every slip and fall accident falls under a personal injury claim, there are some things to consider if you have been injured by a fall. Typically if your footwear or actions create an injury, you would be responsible for your own medical bills. However, if your fall was related to negligence on the part of a landlord, business owner, or hazardous condition, you might have a case for a personal injury claim.
The Most Common Slip And Fall Accidents
- Wet surfaces
- Uneven walking space
- Footwear accidents
- Snow or ice
- Loose carpeting
- Broken handrails
- Bad or nonexistent lighting
- Exposed cables
- Missing steps or uneven sidewalks
While there can be other causes for falls, these tend to be the most common we see in our firm. It’s important to retain a lawyer as soon as possible after a fall so you can be protected against manipulation. If your case falls under a personal injury claim you could get compensated for your medical bills, loss of work income, and get the relief you need to heal. If you have been injured and need representation, contact our firm today.
What Should I Do
If I Have Been Injured In A Fall?
First things first, get medical attention if it is required. If you can, try to get a photo of your injury and the location that caused the fall. This can help your case. It’s also important not to answer questions beyond your injuries, so you don’t accidentally say something that can be used against your case in the future. If you have any questions about what you need to document, reach out to our firm. We are here to help.
Slip And Fall Injuries
Serious injury can occur when you fall, creating long-term pain and complications. Some of the more serious injuries we see are spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, pelvic injuries, deep cuts, and head injuries.
Unfortunately, many of these injuries can create the need for long-term treatment and loss of wages while you recover. If this occurs, you could be eligible for compensation. It’s important to reach out to your medical provider as soon as you experience a fall so you can ensure your injuries don’t get worse and so you can have evidence to use in a potential trial.
What Types Of Compensation Might I Receive?
If you were injured at the expense of negligence, you could receive compensation. Compensation might be awarded for your medical bills, pain, loss of life quality, lost wages, and even your mental stress. While each case is different, the compensation can generally fall into these categories.
What Are My Next Steps?
If you have been injured, as mentioned above, try to get photos of the injury and injury site. Get immediate medical care and retain an attorney as soon as possible. If you need an attorney, we are here to help support your case. Just contact our attorneys today for more direction and expert representation for your personal injury case.