When you go onto another person’s property as an invited guest, you have the right to expect to be safe. The last thing you need to worry about is slipping and falling. However, we know that there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a property owner or the people who work for them can cause you harm. When that happens, you may need a slip and fall attorney.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., let us step in and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Why These Incidents Are Serious
You have probably heard about slip and fall incidents before and laughed them off. How badly could a person be hurt from a simple fall, right?
These incidents can cause major injuries. It is not uncommon for us to see the following as a result of a slip and fall incident:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
In most cases, slip and fall incidents happen quickly and unexpectedly. Please understand the importance of seeking medical assistance after any slip and fall incident, regardless of how minor an injury may seem. Many injuries do not show signs or symptoms until hours or even days after the accident. Any gap in treatment between when an incident happens and when a person seeks medical treatment could be used against them when it comes to getting a settlement.
How Often Do These Incidents Happen?
You may be surprised to find out that the National Floor Safety Institute says that slip and fall accidents lead to more than one million hospital visits a year. These are the number one causes of all premises liability cases.
How do these incidents happen?
More often than not, slip and fall incidents could have been prevented if property owners or their employees were more attentive to their surroundings. We know they commonly occur due to:
- Recently mopped floors that lack a wet floor sign
- Spills that have not been cleaned
- Leaks from the ceiling that have not been repaired
- Uneven surfaces inside a building or in a parking lot
- Loose carpeting or broken pavement
Why should a slip and fall injury victim be on the line for expenses related to their injuries if someone else was to blame?
We Are Standing By
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall incident that was caused by the negligence of another person, you may need to seek legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are going to get to work immediately on your case. We understand that you need compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the fall
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible