Slip and fall accidents are, unfortunately, a common cause of injuries to American citizens, and can happen almost anywhere – from grocery stores to restaurants, at work, or even while on vacation. The Bureau of Labor has estimated that, every year, slip and fall accidents in the United States account for almost 8 million emergency room visits. Injuries sustained can range from fractured bones or joints to concussions, and in some severe cases, slip and fall injuries can be fatal.
If you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident on somebody else’s property, call The Jardine Law Offices at 801-451-9555 today to schedule your free case evaluation with our Layton attorneys.
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:
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.
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.