Falls and injuries can happen anywhere, but our personal injury lawyers have handled many slip and fall cases and we could tell you where the dangers are most prevalent. If you have been injured in such an accident, do not delay. See what our Monmouth County slip and fall accident attorneys can do to assist you today.
Where Do Many Slip and Fall Cases Come From?
Many of the slip and fall cases we see come from similar environments. Falls often happen in:
Workplaces: Any workplace can be dangerous and full of tripping and slipping hazards, but factories and construction sites tend to be especially dangerous.
Retail outlets: Supermarkets and other retailers have a lot of potential hazards and big floor spaces that can be difficult to monitor. Leaks, broken items, and water or mud tracked in by customers can all cause dangerous situations.
Parking lots: Any business with a parking lot or garage needs to do its best to keep them free from hazards like crumbling walkways and potholes.
Healthcare facilities: Falls at hospitals and similar facilities are distressingly common.
Bars and restaurants: Spills, crowded areas, and inebriated clientele can all make for a more hazardous environment.
What Kinds of Injuries Are Common in Slip and Fall Cases?
These types of cases can involve some serious injuries. Around five percent of cases can result in broken bones. Risks are even more pronounced for older victims who could break a hip in a fall. Such an injury can continue to affect a victim for the rest of their life.
Other common injuries in these kinds of accidents include sprains, spinal cord injury, and injuries to the head, back, and shoulders.
What Should My Compensation Cover?
Your compensation should reimburse you for medical bills, but it should also take into account the other effects of your fall. Did you know that many people end up missing work in slip and fall cases? Some studies have shown that the average victim misses around 11 days of work due to their injuries. Those wages you lose out on while you recover should absolutely be covered by your compensation. A fair settlement should also help make up for things like:
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of earning potential
- Future medical bills
- Mental anguish
- Pain from disability or disfigurement
Do Slip and Fall Cases Go to Court?
Many personal injury cases, including slip and fall cases, do not actually end up going to court. They are usually settled before things proceed to that point. However, if we cannot get a settlement offer that is adequate, we will go to court with you and we will do our best to prepare a case that can succeed in front of a judge and jury.
Talk to Our Team
We have plenty of experience pursuing slip and fall cases, so contact The Wilton Law Firm if you or your loved one was hurt in a fall. We can schedule a free consultation and tell you more about your options.