Where Do Most Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?
A slip and fall accident can cause injuries and even death, so knowing where such accidents often occur can be useful. In our experience, we have seen that there are a few locations that are more likely to present hazards, with most slip and fall accidents occurring in or near:
- Grocery or retail stores
- Restaurants and bars
- Sidewalks and driveways
- Someone else’s home
- Escalators and elevators
- A workplace, such as a warehouse or a construction site
Slip and Fall Injury Claims We Handle
A slip and fall accident can result in a wide variety of injuries, including:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Fractured bones
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the dangers of falls are even more pronounced for older victims. One in five falls can result in serious injuries, and a severe injury like a fractured hip can have devastating effects on the physical and mental health of an older fall victim.
If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a slip and fall, then you may be able to pursue compensation. Even though you may not know what your case could be worth, we can tell you what a fair value would look like for your case.
Pursuing Damages and Compensation in Your Case
Your compensation can be roughly divided into two types of damages. No matter where your slip and fall accident occurred, you may be eligible for:
This type of compensation is designed to make up for the economic costs of your accident. This could help you pay your medical bills and the cost of your future care. It could also help you make up for lost wages (if you missed paychecks while you were recovering) or a loss of earning potential (if your injuries will continue to affect your ability to earn a living).
A traumatic accident does not just result in economic damages, though. Non-economic damages can help compensate you for the harm you suffered. This can help compensate you for physical impairment, inconvenience, and disfigurement caused by your injuries. Your compensation can also take your past and future pain and suffering into account.
How We Could Assist You in Building the Strongest Claim Possible
If you decide to pursue a personal injury case after your slip and fall accident, you do not have to go it alone. We can help you by acting as your legal advocate and handling the following tasks for you:
Quickly Filing Your Case
You do not have unlimited time to file your case. Whether your loved one was harmed in a fall due to nursing home neglect or slipped in a grocery store, we recommend pursuing legal action before the statute of limitations expires. We can get the legal process started as you focus on recovering from your injuries.
We can show that you suffered a slip and fall due to a property owner’s neglect by gathering evidence and using it to bolster your case. Anything from previous safety records to eyewitness accounts can help you make your case.
Calculating Fair Compensation
We will take all of the costs of this slip and fall accident into account and ensure that you can seek the economic and non-economic damages that you deserve.
Handle All Communications
You do not have to worry about talking to other involved parties. We will handle all communications for you and keep you updated about progress in your case. If there is a settlement offer, you will hear about it.
Take Your Case to Court if Needed
We will do everything that we can to make your case, and we will even argue it in court if a settlement cannot be reached.
A personal injury attorney from our team cannot guarantee a certain outcome, but we can help you fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
Get Your Free Consultation with One of Our Attorneys Today
According to NRS §11.190(4)(e), we have two years to file a personal injury suit on your behalf. We recommend getting started as early as possible to protect your rights.
Call and receive your free consultation today. We have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients and our partners have more than sixty years of experience combined. Learn more about your legal options and how we can help you with your personal injury case.