Brace Yourself: Here are the Odds You’ll Die from a Fall
The statistics are frightening. According to the National Safety Council, one out of 114 people in the U.S. are likely to die as a result of a fall. In 2017, 36,338 Americans suffered a fatal fall. In addition, over 2,790,000 older Americans are treated in emergency rooms every year for fall injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Your Legal Rights
“Slip and fall” is a term used when an individual slips or trips and is injured on someone else’s property. It can occur at a residence, restaurant, commercial property, retail store, nursing home, city street, or just about anywhere at all. And data reveals that “slips and falls” (12 percent of all falls) are the primary reason for over one million hospital visits.
Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Slip-and-fall accidents happen for many reasons; these are some of the most common causes:
- slippery surfaces
- torn carpeting
- poor lighting
- worn or narrow stairs
- wet floors
- uneven payment, broken, or cracked sidewalks
- rain, ice, snow, or potholes.
If you or someone you care about has experienced a slip-and-fall accident, it is important that you immediately consult with a personal injury attorney who has a track record of winning compensation for people who have been harmed due to the negligence of others.
Slips and falls can cause broken bones, head and spinal injuries, lacerations, concussions, bruises, and other injuries.
By hiring a skilled slip-and-fall accident lawyer, you have a better chance of recouping the maximum amount of compensation for the expenses and other consequences of your injuries. These costs include:
- Medical bills, both current and future
- Loss of current and future wages
- Pain and suffering
Proving the Case
An experienced slip-and-fall lawyer has the expertise to determine whether a property owner was negligent in the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the property.
It is not unusual for the company or person being sued to try to minimize your damages. After all, the objective of the other party’s insurance company is to avoid paying more than is absolutely necessary. This is true not only in slip-and-fall incidents, but also in vehicle accidents that involve cars, motorcycles, trucks, and boats. However, we know the tactics used by insurers to limit their payout. They may try to point the finger at you, saying the accident was your fault. Or they may accuse you of faking or exaggerating your injuries. Our legal team will build a strong case, based on the facts and medical evidence, to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation.
Don’t go at it alone. A slip-and-fall injury attorney knows how to fight insurance companies and will skillfully negotiate in order to obtain the highest possible financial award.
If you have been injured through someone’s negligence, it is in your best interest to contact the law offices of McNeely Stephenson. With over 30 years of experience, our team of seasoned attorneys understands how to fight for your rightful settlement and get you the compensation you deserve.
We proudly deliver the personalized legal service of a small law firm coupled with the vast resources needed to successfully win the most challenging of injury cases.
Life can change in an instant from just one fall. It may potentially result in a lifetime of medical complications and expenses. Let us review your case and put our resources and experience to work on your behalf.
When you consider hiring an Indiana personal injury lawyer, choose an attorney who will provide you with competent and compassionate representation, using an approach that always puts you first. At McNeely Stephenson, we are committed to doing everything possible to achieve the optimal outcome in your case.
Don’t lose the opportunity to obtain the money you need to put your life back on track and to make your family’s future financially secure. Contact us today at 317-825-5203. We offer a free consultation to assess the value of your claim. If we accept your case, we will proceed on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay any fees until your case is resolved; and if we don’t win, you don’t pay.
Be aware that there is a statute of limitations (deadline) for filing personal injury claims, so you should not delay. Call McNeely Stephenson today.