Do You Have a Case if You Slip and Fall in a Hospital?

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If you are allowed onto a property or invited into a building, you are going to assume that it’s a safe place. If you end up getting injured due to a hazard that the property owner knew about and did not address, then you may be able to sue for compensation. Our Monmouth County slip and fall accident attorneys handle many cases like this, including falls in hospitals. If you were injured in a healthcare facility, we may be able to help you.

Is My Case Medical Malpractice Because I Got Hurt at a Hospital?

If you just walked into a hospital and fell down on the floor or in a stairwell, your case is not a medical malpractice one. It is a premises liability case. The property was supposed to be safe for you, and it wasn’t as a result of someone’s negligence.

Now, if you were a patient who fell because you were not properly cared for, that might be a different story. We would like to hear about your situation and give you some insight into how our attorneys can help you.

What Are Common Slipping Hazards in a Hospital?

A hospital can be full of slipping and tripping hazards. When you are outside of the hospital, you have to worry about walkways. The sidewalks could be damaged or crumbling. If it’s been raining or snowing, they could be more slippery than usual.

Then once you are inside the hospital, you may have to worry about damaged stairways or even a lack of handrails or banisters. Leaks can cause puddles that lead to falls. Poor lighting can also make someone fall down and hurt themselves.

It does not matter how you were injured. If you believe that negligence was to blame, then you should sue for compensation.

Can I Sue a Hospital When I Get Hurt?

You may be offered a check from an insurance company when you get hurt on hospital property. These initial offers are rarely enough to really make up for what you have experienced. A fair compensation offer should cover:

  • Lost wages
  • Mental anguish
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain from disability and disfigurement

Our attorneys are ready to help you fight for that fair offer.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me?

Your attorney can help you with your case in a few key ways. They can:

  • Gather evidence needed to make your case
  • Help you hold all liable parties accountable
  • Talk to medical experts about your prognosis
  • Field settlement offers and calculate fair compensation
  • Handle any communications on your behalf
  • Build a case that can succeed in court, if necessary

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So if you have been hurt in a hospital, contact the Wilton Law Firm. We can schedule a free consultation and tell you more about what our attorneys can do to help you out. We are ready to help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.