Slips, trips, and falls often occur in public places, with embarrassed victims attempting to dismiss their injuries as inconsequential and attributing the accident to their own clumsiness. The fact is, it is often the business owner or manager who is responsible for the so called ‘accident’, and the personal injuries suffered can be severe.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slips and falls account for more than one million hospital visits each year. While these accidents may appear to be minor at first, the injuries that result can be severe. Common types of slip and fall injuries include:
Many of these injuries have symptoms which may take hours or days to appear. Anytime you suffer a slip or fall, you should notify the manager or security, make sure an accident report is filed, and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
While referred to as ‘accidents’, slips and falls are generally the result of negligence on the part of a business owner or their employees. The National Safety Council reports that there are common reasons why slips and falls often occur, which include:
Property owners can be held responsible when injuries occur as the result of the above, either for failing to correct potentially dangerous conditions, or for failing to notify customers and clients that the condition exists.
If you are injured as the result of a slip or fall, contact Hampton Injury Law, PLC right away. Our Virginia personal injury attorneys can help hold negligent property owners accountable, either through an insurance claim or by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Compensation you may be entitled to includes current and future medical expenses, lost wages and future losses in earnings you may suffer, as well as pain, suffering, and punitive damages, meant to punish the at fault party for actions that were particularly reckless. Call or contact our office online today and request a free consultation to see how we can assist you.
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