According to the National Safety Council (NSC),1 an estimated 8.9 million individuals need medical care for injuries they sustained in slips, trips, and falls. While slipping and falling may not seem like such a big deal to many people, a lot of victims incur medical bills and may have lasting symptoms from their slip and fall injuries.
At the office of Williams Law, we have seen firsthand the significant injuries and costly bills that can result from a slip and fall. We are committed to representing the legal rights of slip and fall victims, so please call our Jacksonville office for more information today.
Often, if you fall down, you suffer a bruised ego and may a bump or scratch or two. However, in many situations, slip and falls can result in surprisingly serious injuries. Some of the more severe potential slip and fall injuries can include the following:
The above injuries can all require a medical diagnosis and ongoing rehabilitative care, if not more serious treatment such as surgeries. In addition, you may not be able to work while you are recovering from your slip and fall injury.
Older adults are at a particularly high risk of sustaining serious injuries in slips, trips, and falls, especially broken hips and other broken bones. Many older adults who break a hip in a fall are not able to live independently and will require assisted living. As you can see, the potential for serious and even life-changing injuries exists if you slip and fall.
If you slip and fall at a business or on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold the business or property owner liable for your injury-related losses by filing a premises liability. You must prove that the owner was negligent in creating or failing to repair a dangerous condition or hazard that led to your fall. Some negligent acts in slip and falls can include:
The above are only some of the many ways property owners can cause a slip and fall accident through negligent acts. We can help you gather evidence to prove negligence and receive a favorable insurance settlement or file a personal injury claim.
Too many people are hesitant to call an attorney after a slip and fall, as they believe their accident was not serious enough for a legal claim. However, if you incurred losses, you deserve to financially recover from the property owner who caused your accident. Please call Williams Law in Jacksonville at 904-580-6060 to discuss a possible slip and fall case today.
Mr. Williams handles each case personally. We take a personal interest in each of our clients’ lives because we understand how these injuries affect the victims and their families. Let us handle your claims so you can concentrate on healing.
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You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so call our office today at (904) 580-6060 or send us an email through our online contact form.