Slip & Fall Accidents
The Leading Cause of Injury in the United States
A slip & fall accident is sudden and unexpected. The split-second experience can be traumatic and can result in significant injuries. Those who own or maintain properties are responsible for the condition and safety of the premises, such as in a case where a floor that was just waxed or mopped causes an individual to slip and receive injuries when landing on the floor. From a loose carpet or tile in a hotel lobby to maintenance problems with a sidewalk or other public premises, there are many contributing factors that can cause a slip and fall accident. Nearly 30% of slip and fall accidents result in a victim with a moderate to severe personal injury.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over one million Americans suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury every year, and these accidents account for 12-15% of all Workers' Compensation expenses. Here at
Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., we provide passionate representation for clients in various personal injury accidents including slip & fall. We understand that injuries affect a person not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally; and we offer professional legal services to help with the legal aspects of their case while they concentrate on getting well.
Slip & Fall Injuries and Compensation
Common injuries from slip & fall accidents can include the following:
These injuries are not always permanent, but they can inhibit mobility and hamper independent living for elderly people. The most serious slip & fall accidents can result in severe injuries, disability, disfigurement or death. Injury victims may be eligible for monetary compensation if the accident was the result of the negligent actions of another. Damages may include lost wages, medical bills and continuing treatment costs, and pain and suffering. The seriousness of the injuries and other factors would determine the amount of monetary compensation to the victim.
It is important to speak with a reliable personal injury lawyer at the Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. before settling with an insurance company because a settlement offer may be less than the worth of an injury.