Slip and Fall Injuries


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Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents happen every day and they are especially troublesome because they can happen anywhere to anyone. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over 8 million (23%) hospital emergency room visits, making falls the leading cause of ER visits. Just slip and falls account for over 1 million of those visits. A wet floor or a loose mat in a hotel, bar, grocery store, or shopping mall causes you to fall, and all of a sudden you’re injured and your life and that of your family is forever changed.

SLIP & FALL INJURIES

We all know that accidents can sometimes be embarrassing. You may not feel you are injured right away, and just want to get up and move along. However, that is exactly what you shoud NOT do. Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents happen every day, and they can happen to anyone, anywhere. A wet floor or a loose mat in a hotel, bar, grocery store, or shopping mall causes you to fall, and all of a sudden you’re injured and your life and that of your family is forever changed.

The most common types of slip and falls are:

  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Improper or poor lighting
  • Loose mats in entryways
  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Wet floors with no signs

What you should do is:
  • Get immediate medical attention if necessary
  • Ask for a manager
  • File an incident report and get a copy of that report
  • Get contact information of witnesses
  • Use your cell phone to take pictures

*Locations such as shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters and apartment or office building complexes all have a legal duty to make their premises safe from harm that is reasonably foreseeable.

Contact an experienced trip and fall injury lawyer

Saying there was a violation of duty of care is one thing; proving it is another. The law states that as the injured party, must prove that the injuries were caused by the negligence of the business or owner of location in which the accident occurred. The gym, restaurant, building, retail shop or supermarket in which you fell doesn’t need to prove anything. Unless you know what you’re looking for when trying to prove negligence, you could end up with nothing.

The good news is Falk & Falk Law is here to help. We have decades of experience and the resources to prove your slip and fall was due to the negligence of others. Among the many ways we help you, we:

  • Locate the insurance coverage and identify defendants
  • Deal with insurance company
  • Gather and preserve evidence
  • Stay apprised of your medical care and document damages
  • Build your case to show how and why the defendant was negligent

Injuries can overwhelm your life, don’t let this happen. If you have been seriously injured as a result of slip and fall or trip and fall contact Falk & Falk Law injury lawyers. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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