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.
Every day, nearly 2,000 people in the United States visit emergency rooms for injuries related to a slip-and-fall accident. If you have ever been tempted to think about slip-and-fall accidents as simply minor mishaps, think again! The facts about slip-and-fall tell a different story. Slip and Fall Accident Facts The workplace is one of the … Read more
It is an undeniable fact that people have more accidents in winter, particularly slip-and-fall accidents. After all, icy sidewalks and steps, slushy entryways to businesses, and slippery driveways all cause their share of slip-and-fall trauma. How can you protect yourself during the winter months and what should you do if you experience a slip or … Read more
Every year, millions of people are taken to emergency rooms across the country due to slip, trip and fall accidents. In fact, in a recent publication by the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional falls accounted for an incredible 91.8 percent of injury-related ER visits. By comparison, vehicle crashes accounted for only 7.8 percent. Of course, not … Read more
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?
It happens to millions of people each year: casually going about your business until suddenly: SLAM. You’ve slipped and fallen down. Slip and fall accidents are quite common and seem to happen at the most unexpected times and places. An accident like this can cause nothing but a minor bruise, or be more serious and cause a serious injury resulting in a lawsuit.
Many times, tripping over something and falling down is our own fault. Maybe we were looking at our phone or wearing shoes that aren’t ideal for the environment we’re in. Other times, however, a slip and fall accident is due to the negligence of another party. This is especially true if you are in a public space or on the property of a business.
Many of us have childhood memories of running around outside, climbing trees, riding bikes, and scaling playground equipment. One of the inevitable outcomes of being an active kid is that we had the scrapes and bruises to prove it!
Tripping and falling down as a kid is a regular occurrence. But while it’s completely harmless as a child, a trip and fall accident as an adult can have major repercussions.