The Consequences of Slip & Fall Accidents

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According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slips and falls account for over one million hospital emergency room visits. Some slips and falls occur in businesses, like grocery stores, and others occur on sidewalks or in parking lots. If you slip and fall in a business or on someone’s property, you may be entitled to compensation from the business or the property owner. Contact a personal injury law firm in Northridge, CA, for a free consultation.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

A slip, trip, or fall can happen in a second. You’re shopping for groceries when you slip on a piece of fruit. You’re walking across a parking lot when you trip on an uneven surface, or you’re going down a flight of stairs when a step gives way. They can happen anywhere at any time.

Injuries

Slips and falls can result in serious injuries:

  • Head injuries: If you hit your head on the floor or ground, you could suffer a concussion or another form of traumatic brain injury. You could suffer from headaches, loss of memory, loss of cognitive function, and mood swings.
  • Fractures: Fractures can result from falls. You may suffer a hip fracture that limits your mobility for months. You may break your wrist or arm trying to brace your fall, or you could fracture your ankle if you step in a hole.
  • Back and neck injuries: Landing on your back or the twisting motion when you slip could injure your back.
  • Torn tendons and ligaments: You could tear a ligament in your ankle or wrist.

Liability

A slip and fall attorney can investigate your case to see if the business operator or property owner can be held accountable. You’ll need to show that the operator or owner created a hazard, knew of the hazard, or should have known of the hazard and failed to remove the it or warn you of the danger.

Damages

If you prove the business operator or property owner is liable, you can get the payment of your medical expenses, including rehabilitation costs. If you miss work, you can recover your lost wages. You can also receive money for your pain and suffering.

If you slip or fall on someone’s property or in a business, call the Law Offices of Savin & Bursk for a free consultation.

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