Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury. These types of falls can occur in a business or in a private home. A business has a higher duty of care to the invitee, and they are responsible to make sure their premises are safe. If you fall in a home and hurt yourself, the homeowner or other responsible individual can be held liable, and you may be able to sue and recover damages from the homeowner or individual.
If you were injured, a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Shane O’Donnell can offer experienced guidance in handling your slip and fall case. You have enough to worry about in the healing process, so allow us to worry about the legal aspects.
Slip and fall injuries can be more severe than most people realize. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 34,000 fatalities occurred in 2019 among adults 65 and older due to slip and fall accidents. In that same year, over 3 million people were sent to the hospital as a result of a nonfatal slip and fall incident. Often, the accidents happened due to negligent property owners, a poorly maintained workplace, or at a commercial place of commerce.
Despite the prevalence of slip and fall accidents, receiving compensation can be difficult on your own. The other party is only liable if their actions were a breach of their legal duty that caused your fall. As a plaintiff, it is your burden to prove this. As a plaintiff, you must prove that more likely than not, the defendant was negligent in creating the conditions that led you to fall. That’s why your best bet is to work with an experienced injury lawyer.
While slip and fall accidents are sometimes thought to be a result of the victims’ own carelessness, and that compensation can be difficult to collect as a result, this often isn’t the case. It’s possible to seek proper recompense alongside a compassionate and experienced injury attorney at the Law Firm of Shane O’Donnell.
When a property owner is irresponsible in their care and upkeep of their property, it can lead to many kinds of injuries. The property owner may be held accountable for their negligence if they leave package deliveries in pathways, fail to maintain level stair treads, or ignore structural issues such as insufficient lighting or cracked flooring.
Slip and fall accidents can also be caused by a variety of dangerous situations in the workplace. A slip and fall accident can have serious consequences, and you don’t have to fight for the compensation you deserve on your own. Team up with our tenacious slip and fall attorney for the legal guidance you need.
Broken bones and fractures are among the most common injuries caused by slip and fall accidents. However, a fall can also result in debilitating injuries such as spinal cord injuries, brain trauma, organ damage, and, in the worst-case scenario, wrongful death. According to the CDC, between twenty to thirty percent of slip and fall injuries are moderate to severe. After a fall, people may suffer hip fractures, lacerations, or head trauma, making it difficult to function independently and increasing the risk of early death.
Considering the impact that a slip and fall accident may have on your life, it is critical to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible if you were injured. Your attorney will help you gather evidence, witness statements, and other information that can help prove your case. Prompt action needs to be taken to create an effective legal strategy so we can pursue the results you and your loved ones need.
If you need a lawyer for a slip and fall injury case, contact the Law Offices of Shane O’Donnell for a consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. Our law firm’s experience in this field and resources can help us ensure that you are compensated for your pain and suffering and medical bills. We can also alleviate much of your stress by keeping you fully informed at every stage of your case. We work extremely hard to provide you with the experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated representation, so call now to get started.
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