Injured in a Slip & Fall Accident?
Central New York Slip & Fall Attorneys
A slip and fall accident usually leads to a personal injury that’s sustained when an individual trips or slips, then hits the ground. This may occur on an uneven floor surface, wrinkled or loose door mat, or slippery or wet surface, but 70 percent of the accidents happen on a flat surface. Common locations are hotels, public buildings and restaurants. Injuries run the gamut and may depend on the age and health of the victim. When such an incident occurs in an establishment, the owner or lessee is liable for injuries suffered by the victim.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most frequent causes of injury at home and in the workplace – even being responsible for a large number of employee deaths each year. According to research, these accidents account for 57 percent of disabling injuries in the workplace, and result in almost $1.8 billion paid in compensation claims for injured workers each year.
Things you need to do after a Slip and Fall Incident
A slip and fall incident technically starts once the victim seeks medical attention for the injury. Some individuals neglect the importance of seeking a medical record because the damage doesn’t seem that serious or is not visible. But medical assistance is essential to diagnose and document the accident and resulting injuries. Below are two important reasons why slip and fall medical attention is needed.
- Unknown Injuries: Some injuries cannot be detected right after the incident. This may involve musculature or head trauma, and the injuries can manifest after several days or even months. If you neglect to get a medical examination, you risk under-estimating the full extent of injury. This could jeopardize your health, as well as receiving full compensation for your injuries.
- Documentation: Seeking medical advice is essential, not just to ensure that you are in good condition, but also to establish proof of the injury if you decide to file a slip and fall complaint. You need to prepare medical documentation since this will be required by the court to evaluate your claim’s legitimacy.
These precautions are just a small part of the advice you’d receive from an experienced personal injury attorney, like our team at Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Welch & Smith. We’ve handled hundreds of slip and fall cases all over Central New York and we work closely with our clients to make sure you make the best recovery from your injuries, and receive the best possible compensation for what you’ve endured.
Slip and Fall Case Preparation
Slip and fall accidents happen in a heartbeat and you or a loved one may be left with serious, life-altering injuries. Our injury accident attorneys know who to interview about the incident, what information to gather and the most convincing way to present it in a lawsuit demanding appropriate compensation for you. Contact the attorneys of Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Welch & Smith today and let us start working on your case.
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