Have you been injured after a slip or fall?

Many people are injured each year as a result of a slip or fall.  From wet floors to deficient stairs to un-level ground, there are a number of things that can cause a slip and fall injury.  Sometimes the owner or a business is at fault for failing to maintain some aspect of their property. You should consult with an attorney to see if you have a case.

Minor Slip and Fall Injuries

While you may have some discomfort, or minor injuries, if you are expected to heal and be able to resume doing the same things you did prior to your accident, you may have a difficult time proving that your slip and fall accident caused enough hardship to warrant a personal injury lawsuit.  In a situation like this, receiving temporary disability payments may be enough to allow you to recover and get back on your feet.  If you’re unsure, we are happy to review your circumstances and help you determine if you should pursue a case.

On the other hand, some slip and fall injuries are more serious.  If you have been seriously injured and your doctor has told you that you won’t be able to return to the activities you did prior to your accident or your future health is still uncertain, you should contact us.  We can help guide you through the next steps of the process.

I slipped and fell. Now I’m hurt and can’t work. What should I do?

After you’ve been injured, medical attention should always be your first priority. When you see your doctor, be sure to get details of your visit in writing from him/her.  If it is determined that you have a serious injury from a slip and fall accident, you’re going to need this documentation to show your employer that you cannot work.

Next, you should consider whose fault your injury is. Could someone have prevented this situation from happening to you?  Was maintenance or something overlooked by a property owner?  Or was this the result of your own mistake?  If you feel someone may been able to prevent your injury from happening, it is best to contact our office right away to discuss a possible personal injury case.

An example of when you may have a case is if you fall in an area that should be maintained for public use.  If you can prove the owner of the property has been negligent, you may be able to file a lawsuit and you could receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost work time, pain and suffering, and interference with your usual activities.

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