Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common types of personal injury accidents. Every day, someone is injured and taken to a hospital as a result of a serious slip and fall. Even minor slips and falls that do not require hospitalization can still cause lasting problems for victims. Those who are injured in slip-and-fall accidents must understand how to protect themselves from insurance companies and others who may try to downplay the seriousness of their claims and deny them the compensation they need to pay for their medical bills and other expenses.
Slip-and-fall accidents are often dismissed as being “not as serious” as vehicle crashes, but the truth is that many people are injured and die in falls each year. In fact, while about 1.35 million people die in car crashes each year worldwide, about half that number, or 684,000, die in falls each year. This makes falls one of the leading causes of accidental death worldwide.
Slip and fall injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States, making them one of the most common types of personal injury accidents. What constitutes a “slip and fall,” and how are these cases handled by personal injury attorneys seeking compensation for their clients?
A woman who fell in a convenience store has been awarded almost $2 million by a jury. According to reports, she was purchasing sodas before slipping and falling in water that had pooled in front of an ice bin. Injuries Sustained by the Accident The woman fell on her tailbone with her right hand outstretched. … Read more