Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States today. These accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, and can cause a wide range of injuries, ranging from mild to severe. People over 65 are at a particularly high risk of sustaining an injury in a slip and fall accident, as are people with certain medical conditions. When slip and fall accidents occur due to negligence, injured victims may be able to recover their losses through a personal injury lawsuit. Potential sources of recovery in a personal injury lawsuit include the owner of the premises, the manufacturer of the flooring, a municipality, or even a 3rd party who somehow contributed to the incident. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are experienced personal injury lawyers who know how to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation.
Slip and fall accidents can result in many different types of injuries. At their most serious, they may cause long-term disability and may even be fatal. As a result, it is extremely important for victims of slip and fall accidents to ensure that their legal rights are protected. Some of the most common types of slip and fall injuries include:
These are just some of the potential injuries that a person may sustain in a slip and fall accident. After falling, be sure to undergo a thorough medical evaluation. Seeing a doctor will help ensure that your injuries are correctly diagnose and documented, potentially helping establish legal liability for your injuries. Finally, consult with an attorney as soon as possible to make sure your legal rights are protected.
Contact a Gwinnett County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call the Law Offices of Shane