Nobody expects to get injured in a slip and fall incident, but we know they happen all the time. Unfortunately, property owners are often negligent in their duties and fail to keep their patrons safe. If you need a slip & fall lawyer, you can count on us to help. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to step in and investigate your incident so we can secure compensation for all of your injury-related expenses.
Why slip and fall incidents can be bad
One of the worst aspects of slip and fall incidents is that they are so unexpected. They catch victims off guard and leave us wondering what to do. Slip and fall incidents can lead to major injuries. It is not uncommon for us to see the following after a slip and fall accident:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Bone bruises
- Whiplash injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
Did you know that slip and fall incidents cause nearly one million people seeking treatment in hospitals each year across the US? The CDC tells us that older Americans are most at risk of serious injuries due to slip and fall incidents, but anyone can be injured.
How do these incidents happen?
It is the duty of property owners and the people who work for them to keep their invitees and licensees safe. It is not up to patrons to continually check the floor for hazards. When we go to businesses, government properties, and private residences, we should have a safe environment.
Some of the most common ways slip and fall incidents occur include:
- Floors wet from spills or roof leaks
- Failure to put a wet floor sign up after mopping
- Loose carpeting or floorboards
- Loose stairs
- Low-lying obstacles (merchandise, shelving, boxes, etc.)
- Uneven walking surfaces (including parking lots)
Employees should have protocols in place to prevent most slip and fall incidents. Property owners must also ensure they perform regular inspections and maintenance of all walkways in order to prevent these incidents.
Will I get compensation for my injuries?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall incident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Seek medical attention and report the incident. For these cases, you have a two-year statute of limitations from the date of the incident to file a claim. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand that these cases can become complicated. Our dedicated and skilled team is ready to get to work investigating your incident so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the property owner