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What To Do When You Are Injured By A Slip And Fall Accident
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Oct 2018
by Yuriy Prakhin

Slip and Fall injuries are extremely common. Whether it is a result of someone else’s dangerous property, cracks in the ground, sudden floor changes, slippery sidewalks due to lack of shoveling snow or scraping away ice, insufficient lighting etc.

Did you know that Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of death among older Americans than any other form of injury? Over 15,000 senior citizens die every year from slip and falls and more than 2 million must receive immediate treatment in the ER for their injuries. However, please keep in mind that people of all ages are susceptible to slip and fall accidents and many are badly injured.

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “most general industry incidents involve slips, trips, and falls. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.”

If you are one if the millions of people that has been injured by a slip and fall accident than you may be eligible for compensation. However, it is important to know that not accidents are the same and there are different legal conditions that apply such as:

If the owner of a property was aware of hazardous conditions or should have been aware of it then they are responsible for your injury. It is vital that owners tend to their property so that is it safe for pedestrians. Failing to do so results injuries that could’ve been prevented. They are not responsible if the injury wasn’t due to something they could’ve prevented.

You should file a slip and fall accident claim or lawsuit if you are seeking compensation. You should have viable proof that the owner of the property was aware of the dangerous conditions or should have known about it. If either is the case than they failed to do anything about it so they’re at fault.

An injury attorney is highly experienced in slip and fall cases. They understand that it can be extremely exhausting to understand what to do and how to go about it. They are there to make the process easier for you and assist you with your case.   

Homeowners and business owners can obtain insurance to protect you from paying for slip and fall accidents that occur on your property. It is a good way to protect you from having to pay high costs in the case of an injury.  

Be mindful of what you say after a Slip and fall incident. Do not get into major details with the owner of the property or anyone affiliated with them. Often times what people say after they have been injured is used against them. Following the accident do not tell the owner “I am fine” or “I can’t believe I didn’t see that.” Discuss the accident with you lawyer- not at the place of the accident.

If you were injured as the result of a slip and fall accident you can contact Prakhin Law Office at 877-245-0135. Our lawyers are here to assist you.

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