It is no big deal if you hurt yourself in a slip and fall incident, right?
Wrong. Slip and fall incidents can lead to major injuries that can hurt you financially. In the aftermath of a fall that has happened on another person’s property, you may be wondering – do I need a slip and fall attorney?
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here to help if the negligence of a property owner has caused you harm. Let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.
Why Are These Cases Important?
When you go somewhere, you should not have to worry about a slip and fall incident happening. When you have the right to be somewhere, whether as a patron or invited guest, it is not up to you to have to check the floor to ensure there are no hazards.
- Property owners and their employees are responsible for providing a safe environment.
How serious can a slip and fall incident really be?
We need to stress that these incidents are serious and victims can sustain major injuries. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of a slip and fall case:
Wait, some of those injuries do not make sense, right?
But they happen. You may think of these falls as being low-impact events, but when a fall happens unexpectedly, they can happen quickly and with serious force.
We know that slip and fall incidents lead to nearly one million people seeking treatment in hospitals each year across the US.
How Do These Incidents Happen?
There are various ways that slip and fall incidents happen. This can include:
- Floors that are wet from spills or roof leaks
- A failure to put a wet floor sign up after mopping
- Loose carpeting or floorboards
- Low-lying obstacles (shelving, boxes, etc.)
- Uneven walking surfaces
Most slip and fall incidents are preventable. If property owners, managers, and employees properly check their premises for these hazards, then they will dramatically cut down on the likelihood of an event happening.
What Happens Now?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall incident and you think a property owner was at fault, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance. Remember – always seek medical attention regardless of how minor your injury may seem at the time.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we know that these incidents can lead to major injuries and expense. That is why we will work diligently to secure the compensation you need. 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 a property owner