What do I need to do after an incident like this?
Do I need a Lansdale slip and fall lawyer?
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we want to help if the negligence or carelessness of a property owner or their employee has caused you harm. Our team will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you need. Let us handle insurance companies and other parties so you can focus on healing from your injuries.
What do we know about slip and fall incidents?
We want to begin by saying that you need to take all slip and fall incidents seriously. Falls can cause major injuries. Many people think that a person has to fall from heights for injuries to happen, but it is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of a slip and fall incident:
These injuries can lead to victims of incurring expensive medical bills. If they are unable to work while they heal from their injuries, they could lose the income they need to support themselves and their loved ones.
If you have been in a slip and fall incident, seek medical attention immediately, even if the injury seems minor. In many cases, the full extent of a slip and fall injury is not realized until later, and insurance companies will use a gap in time before you seek medical care against you. Insurance companies for property owners will resist making any settlements.
Slip and fall incidents cause approximately million people to seek treatment in hospitals each year according to the National Floor Safety Institute, and the CDC says that older Americans are at a particular risk of major injuries as a result of falls.
These incidents are preventable
Some of the common causes of slip and fall incidents are:
- Floors wet from spills or leaks
- Low-lying obstacles such as boxes or open shelving
- Loose carpeting
- Loose floorboards or stairs
- Uneven walking surfaces
Each of these causes is easily prevented. Property owners need to perform regular maintenance and inspections of their properties to repair any hazards, and employees should be vigilant and clean wet floors and other fall hazards.
We are ready to get to work
We know that you never expected that you or a loved one would be injured in a slip and fall incident. However, if this has happened, you may be eligible for compensation. At the The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to help you through this. These cases can become complex, but we will handle the insurance companies and other parties so you can get the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the property owner