What You Should Know About Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can have serious consequences for a person’s health, with elderly citizens most vulnerable to incapacitating injuries such as hip fractures and a resultant severe lack of mobility. Other common injuries resulting from a slip and fall can include concussion, limb fractures, rib fractures, and severe bruising and contusions.
These injuries can be expensive to treat, with doctor’s visits or hospitalization, physical therapy or even surgery required to aid your return to health. Some injuries cannot be fully treated, leaving you facing lifelong pain, perhaps accompanied by a lack of mobility. As well as the emotional and financial costs of a slip and fall accident, it can be impossible to hold down a job while injured, leaving you and your dependents facing further financial woes.
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, no matter how attentive to their surroundings a person is. Some of the most common places these accidents happen are:
- Restaurants – spilled drinks and food on the floor are a hazard to the safety of employees and customers.
- Grocery stores – particularly those selling loose fruit and vegetables
- Hotels – loose carpeting, poor maintenance and unfamiliar surroundings can all contribute to a slip and fall accident
- Work – one of the most frequent causes of slip and fall accidents. The Department of Labor has estimated that 85% of all workers’ compensation claims come from employees slipping on wet floors
Poor repair jobs, lack of vigilance by supervisors or lack of care by contractors or employers can all also be considered grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit. If you have been injured in similar circumstances, call 801-451-9555 and schedule a free case evaluation with our Layton slip and fall accident attorney.
What Damages Could a Layton Slip and Fall Attorney Recover on My Behalf?
Following a slip and fall accident, you could be awarded damages that take into account the extent of the pain and suffering caused,in addition to financial losses incurred, such as lost wages and medical bills.
A Layton slip and fall attorney from The Jardine Law Offices will never accept a substandard compensation offer, instead working tirelessly to recover what you deserve.
For your free case evaluation, where you can discuss your case with an expert lawyer, call us today at 801-451-9555.