We know that you never expect to need a slip and fall attorney, but there may come a time when the negligence of a property owner or their employees causes you harm. We know that the last thing on your mind when you go somewhere is that you could get hurt.
Unfortunately, we know that there are many ways in which these incidents occur. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve by refusing to back down to the insurance companies.
Take These Incidents Seriously
We know, you probably never thought that you would get injured in a slip and fall incident. You may have even joked about them before. However, people can sustain major injuries due to slip and fall incidents. Consider the following injuries we have dealt with:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Many slip and fall injuries seem minor, but that does not mean you should not see a doctor. The signs and symptoms of many injuries do not appear until hours or even days after accidents happen. Any lapse in seeking medical care from the time of the incident will give insurance companies a reason to not make a settlement.
The National Floor Safety Institute says that slip and fall accidents send more than one million people to emergency rooms each year. These incidents can become incredibly costly for victims. Not only are there medical costs to consider, but there are many hidden costs that are often not thought about when a settlement is being considered. This can include:
- Lost income if a victim cannot work while they recover
- Any medical equipment needed
- Pain and suffering damages
Most of these incidents are preventable. Property owners and the people in charge of their premises should always ensure that the floors are safe for patrons. This includes ensuring that:
- All spills are cleaned immediately
- Ceilings do not leak
- Recently mopped floors have “wet floor” signs
- There are no uneven surfaces in a building or in the parking lot
- There is no loose carpeting
This responsibility extends to private residence owners as well. If they invite people to their property, they also need to ensure the floors are safe and that patrons are warned of potential hazards.
Let Us Help You Now
You need to take slip and fall incidents seriously. Seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries seem minor. Then, you may need to seek legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you can count on having a dedicated team by your side that will work to secure compensation for all of your injury-related expense. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the property owner