When you leave your house to run errands, shop or enjoy yourself, you are not looking to get injured. You certainly are not expecting to fall and hurt yourself. Yet it is a very real risk, especially when people are careless in their duties and the maintenance of their businesses and establishments. If you have been hurt in a slip, trip or fall accident, you deserve compensation.
Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries
Businesses have an obligation to provide a certain level of safety to patrons and visitors. Well-maintained walkways, staircases and floors are all necessary to keep people safe. When any of these are unsafe to use they are required to be marked appropriately and should be fixed in a timely manner. Yet some establishments fail to maintain even this basic level of safety.
Unfortunately, there is often no way for you to tell that there is a safety issue before you are hurt. You expect to walk along level surfaces, free of slippery substances or surprise gaps. Your expectations are no unwarranted – most businesses know the importance of keeping patrons safe. Yet now you have been hurt and you need help paying for your injuries.
The possible reasons for what happened are numerous. An employee could have ignored safety policy and failed to mark a hazard. A business owner could have forgotten to have a repair done. Perhaps maintenance was not completed as it should have been. Whatever the reason, though, now you are the one dealing with the consequences.
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When you first here the terms slip, trip and fall injuries, they can seem fairly minor. Yet these types of injuries are some of the most common sources for personal injury in the country, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It actually takes very little to cause serious and lasting injuries to a human being, as evidenced by the damage even minor falls can inflict.
A slip, trip or fall can lead to injuries like a fractured hip, broken wrist, broken arm, spinal injuries, head injuries and even brain injuries. It is possible to fall only a few feet, hit your head and never wake up. These injuries deserve to be taken seriously, and those that act negligently and put others at risk of such injuries should certainly be held accountable.
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If you have been hurt in a slip, trip or fall accident, please contact our firm now. We believe that you have a right to compensation for what happened. Let us build a case that will win you the money you need to care for your injuries and to move on with your life.