Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and can result in serious injuries and even death. Typical injuries from slip and fall accidents include broken or fractured limbs, head and spinal injuries among others. These are potentially serious injuries that can lead to massive medical expenses. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, Cardinal Law Partners will help you get justice.
What Are Slip and Fall Accidents?
Slip and fall accidents can occur in a variety of settings. They typically result from a wet surface which reduces your grip on the ground. There are many scenarios that can result in slip and fall accidents. Here are a few of those:
- Mall and shopping centers. Shoppers are liable to slip and fall when shopping in supermarkets and malls. This is because most malls have marble- or ceramic-tiled floors which can be very slippery when moist or wet.
- Train or bus stations: Just like malls, these kinds of places tend to have marble-tiled floors which can lead to travelers slipping and falling.
- Gyms: Slip and falls in gyms can take place in the general workout areas or can happen in the showers. Either way, you have the right to sue if you slip and fall in such an establishment.
- Colleges and other institutions: Slip and fall accidents can take place in schools and other learning institutions.
Understanding the Dangers of Slip and Fall Accidents
While slip and fall accidents may not sound very serious, they can result in serious injury. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are about 17,000 fatal cases involving slip and fall accidents every year in the US. The same agency estimates that over a million Americans suffer from slip and fall accidents every year with varying levels of injury.
According to the CDC, there are two types of slip and fall accidents. One is known as the elevated fall where the person falls from one vertical level to another level. This could be falling over a balcony or falling from the top of a staircase. The other kind of fall is the same-level fall where the victim falls across a horizontal surface.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are a victim of a slip and fall accident, you might find yourself nursing serious injuries. These include broken limbs as well as spinal injuries. These injuries require extensive medical care and may also require rehabilitation to allow you to be able to walk again or to use the affected limb. You might also not be able to work and this means you will lose a considerable amount of your income. Cardinal Law Partners can get you the compensation that you need to meet all these costs. We use a variety of approaches including negotiation and litigation to get you the justice that you deserve.
At Cardinal Law Partners, you are assured of our relentless focus on delivering justice for you. We are a law firm that prides itself on representing the ordinary American guy from corporates that want to give them a bad deal. We have over 50 years of collective legal experience and you are assured that once we take your case, we will fight for you with all our might.
If you or a loved one has lost a family member or was injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Cardinal Law Partners now to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.