Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and falls happen every day. It seems someone, somewhere is slipping on a puddle of water, or a spill in a grocery store or on the steps in front of a building. Slip and falls have become a kind of a joke. We all hear stories about someone who slipped in a grocery store because of someone’s negligence. Sadly, victims of slip and falls have also been made out to look like people who are trying to do nothing but get money. Popular tv shows and movies commonly show people even staging a slip and fall just to sue. However, anyone who has actually been involved in a slip and fall accident knows that this is no laughing matter.
Have you or someone you love slipped had a slip and fall accident? Don’t be embarrassed. Seek the legal help you deserve today! Contact a workers’ compensation attorney in your area to get started.
The National Safety Council reports that unintentional injuries such as slip and falls account for about 8.9 million emergency room visits per year. Slip and fall injuries can cause temporary bruising but may also result in:
Slip and fall injuries commonly occur in supermarkets, restaurants and workplaces. Many slip and fall accidents could be avoided with a simple notice or proper upkeep. Sadly, many places fail to keep up with basic standards to avoid accidents. Laws for filing personal injury lawsuits vary from state to state. A statute of limitations may be in play. Some states have a statute of limitations that of one year while others have limitations as long as nine years.
While slip and fall accidents and lawsuits are really common, they are not always simple cases to file. An employer or owner may not be directly liable for a slip and fall injury. Specific details of a slip and fall may make or break your case. It is very important to seek legal advice.
Have you or someone you love been injured in a slip and fall accident? You may be eligible for compensation for lost wages and hospital bills. Contact a workers’ compensation lawyer in your area to get started.