Many people think of a slip and fall accident as something relatively minor. They believe that while you may get a few bumps and bruises, slipping or tripping and falling happens to most people and usually results in minor injuries. In fact, some of the most dangerous types of accidents involve slip and fall, and many of these incidents result in serious, long-term injury. Even worse, many victims of slip and fall accidents feel that they should not talk about their injuries for fear of not being taken seriously.
It is true that some slip and fall accidents are very minor and require only first aid for cuts or bruises. However, there are many slip and fall accidents that involve broken bones, head trauma, spinal injury, or other serious problems. According to the National Floor Safety Institute:
It is clear that slip and fall accidents are not “minor” problems. Many of these accidents are caused by dangerous circumstances both indoors and out. For example, floors and flooring products contribute to nearly 2 million falls per year. Many of these falls occur in businesses or other places where floors are not properly maintained.
Outdoors, sidewalks, and other surfaces that are not repaired in a timely manner can also lead to serious injury from a fall. It is the responsibility of a property owner to maintain safe walkways and surfaces to help victims avoid falls and possible serious injury.
If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident, the attorneys at Barber & Associates are here to help. Call us today to learn more about how we can support you in your search for compensation and justice for your slip and fall injury.
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