One of the most unexpected things that can happen when you go somewhere is a fall. All too often, the carelessness or negligence of a property owner or their employees causes harm to patrons. If this has happened to you, then secure a Bethlehem slip and fall attorney as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will be your advocate, working with insurance companies and other parties involved so we can secure the compensation you need.
What you need to do after a slip and fall?
One of the main things that people need to remember if they are in a slip and fall incident is to seek medical attention for any injury, regardless of how minor it may seem. In many cases, we do not realize the full extent of our own injuries until well after an incident occurs. If you leave a location after a slip and fall before reporting it and do not seek medical treatment, you significantly lower your chances of receiving a fair settlement for your injuries.
What kind of injuries commonly occur due to slip and fall incidents?
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Each of these injuries can lead to major medical expenses for victims. If you are unable to work while you recover, you could lose the income that you need to pay your regular household bills.
Did you know that slip and fall incidents send more than one million people to the hospital each year? That is a problem, especially for older Americans who are more susceptible to major injuries.
Most of these incidents are completely preventable. Consider these common slip and fall incident causes:
- Spills and leaks that are not cleaned immediately
- Recently mopped floors without “wet floor” signs
- Uneven surfaces in a building or in the parking lot
- Loose carpeting, floorboards, or stairs
It is the responsibility of property owners to ensure that all areas of the premises are well-maintained. All employees have a responsibility to ensure that any potential hazards are recognized and taken care of as quickly as possible.
*Private residence owners also have a responsibility to ensure their properties are safe for guests.
What we are going to do now?
Do you have any options after a slip and fall incident that causes harm to you or a loved one?
Yes, you do. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you can count on having a qualified and experienced team by your side. We are going to get to the bottom of what happened and ensure that you receive fair compensation for all of your expenses. This include:
- All of your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the property owner