Slip and fall accidents are depicted in the media through slapstick comedy routines, banana peels and laughs. But, slip and fall accidents have a much more serious side, and if you fell, you understand the gravity of these accidents. What are the possible outcomes associated with a slip and fall accident?
Troubling fall data
According to the National Safety Council, falls accounted for about 20% of all preventable deaths in the United States in 2020 and were the leading cause of preventable injury in 2020, causing a third of all preventable deaths. So, while a fall may seem trivial, injuries can often range from minor bruises to severe injuries, even death.
One of the key words in those statistics is “preventable.” Slip and fall cases often involve a segment of the law known as premises liability. In a premises liability lawsuit, a property owner can be held liable for injuries that occur on their property, like a slip and fall. Property owners have a duty to make sure that anyone on their property has a safe environment, including steps, stairs and floors.
If you need help, an attorney may help you recover damages
If you find yourself injured, and you believe a property owner may be liable for your fall, a New Jersey attorney can discuss your potential personal injury case. If you suffered as the result of a property owner’s negligence, you do not have to suffer in silence.
People can make their jokes, and you can find an attorney who understands that broken hips, traumatic brain injuries and soft tissue damage are matters that often require care for the rest of your life. Attorneys seek what you are owed: to be made whole again. In addition, if you are dealing with an insurance company, it may be in your best interest to contact an attorney before talking with an insurance company.