Many people misunderstand the terminology of “slip and fall” cases and, as a result, often mistakenly believe that these accidents are relatively minor and not worthy of legal action. The fact is that many slip and fall cases cause serious, significant, and life-changing injuries and should be dealt with as seriously as a vehicle or workplace accident.
The term “slip and fall” is used collectively to describe any type of accident that involves falling from one height to another or a fall along the same plane of motion. Technically, there is a difference between a “slip and fall” and a “trip and fall.” Slip and fall accidents refer to accidents in which the foot slips along a surface, such as a floor, that is excessively slippery, while trip and fall refer to an accident precipitated by tripping over another object that is in the path of motion.
Slip and fall accidents can be generally divided into several types based on the cause of the fall.
We all slip or trip at times, and most of us recover quickly. Therefore, not as much attention is paid to slip and fall accidents like car crashes and other types of injuries.
However, this is not realistic. Slip and fall accidents precipitate over 9 million emergency room visits each year, with many of these falls lead to long-term injury or disability. About 15,000 people die each year in the United States from fall-related injuries, and millions more suffer permanent injuries.
If you have been the victim of a fall, it is important to protect your rights. Barber & Associates can help you ensure that you have money to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs associated with your fall. Give us a call today to learn more.
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