Slip and fall cases are often thought of as small incidents. However, slip and falls can often result in major, severe injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can have severe consequences. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), falls are the number one cause of injury in senior citizens over the age of 65. Further, around 16,000 Americans die from slip and falls each year due to complications from a fall.
Property owners owe their invitees a duty to keep their premises safe. Winning a slip and fall case is difficult but can be made easier when one of several factors are present. Uneven floors, inadequately maintained floors, slippery floors, unpaved streets, water, snow or ice accumulation, lack of security, poor lighting, and unattended or secured pools.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall case due to defective property, you should contact a qualified attorney immediately. A personal injury attorney familiar with the slip and fall laws can help you get the compensation you deserve. As noted above, there are several potential causes to slip and fall cases, each of which require different evidence to prove the specific case. As a result, it is important to hire an attorney who has worked on various types of cases and knows the law.
An attorney can help you recover lost wages if the injury causes you to miss time from work. It is also possible to be compensated for medical bills and prescription costs that resulted from the injury at the hand of the defendant. Pain and suffering damages may also be rewarded to you if you are able to prove that the pain and suffering was a direct result of the accident and not already preexisting at the time of the injury.