Excellent Legal Assitance for Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are not just the stuff of cartoons. They happen more frequently than people realize and can actually be a lot more harmful than the cartoons portray. If you were involved in a slip and fall accident and are seeking compensation for your injuries, the personal injury lawyers at the Huerta Law Firm can provide you with the necessary legal assistance and guidance to make a case.
Statistics for Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are common in the workplace and in the service and retail industries (such as at restaurants or stores). These other statistics illustrate why slip and fall accidents can be serious.
- Fractures are the most common injury caused by slip and fall accidents.
- Slip and falls account for 11 percent of work-related accidents for men and five percent for women.
- Slip and fall accidents are especially dangerous for people aged 65 to 84.
- For people over the age of 85, slip and fall accidents are the number one cause of injury-related death.
- According to the Industrial Safety and Occupational Health Markets, 85 percent of worker’s compensation claims are from slip and fall accidents.
A few things you should note about slip and fall accidents is that they often require you to take time off from work to recover. In fact, nearly 22 percent of slip and fall accidents require people to take over a month off from work to recover from their injuries. These types of accidents can happen anywhere to anyone, even if the ground isn’t elevated or sloped. In fact, 40 percent cause people to fall from elevated areas while 60 percent occur on leveled ground. If you’ve been injured from a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of another person or entity, your best bet for making a case is to work with a personal injury lawyer who specializes in slip and fall cases.
Filing a Claim
As with most personal injury claims, you’ll need to be able to prove that your accident happened at the fault of another person or entity, such as failing to label a slippery or wet area. You must also prove that the accident wasn’t at the fault of your own negligence. You’ll also need to gather medical records indicating the accident put you at a loss physically, emotionally, and/or financially.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you successfully make a claim, represent you in small claims court, and more! If you need legal assistance because of a slip and fall accident, call the Huerta Law Firm today!