The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that injuries suffered from falling is a primary cause for emergency room visits in the United States. Millions of people in the United States require medical attention each year because they slipped and fell on an even surface or they suffered a fall from heights, such as a ladder or landing. The CDC estimates that injuries from falls cost an estimated $400 million in losses for victims annually, including medical expenses and lost income. If you have been injured in any kind of falling accident, an experienced Coweta County slip and fall attorney can help you receive compensation for any losses from the liable party.
One of the most frightening and dangerous kinds of slip and fall accidents is a fall down the stairs. Victims of falls in stairwells tend to suffer particularly severe injuries, which commonly include the following:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal injuries, which can cause paralysis
- Soft tissue injuries in the neck and back
- Dislocated joints
- Deep bruises or lacerations
Such injuries can mean that victims face extensive medical bills, recovery time, lost wages from missed work, permanent disabilities, and more.
Owners of property have a duty to keep their property well-maintained to ensure it is reasonably safe for any visitors, customers, or tenants. If an owner fails to properly maintain a stairway and leaves a broken step or railing, they should be held responsible for any injuries and losses a fall victims suffered as a result of their negligence.
Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you have fallen down the stairs and suffered serious injury, do not hesitate to call an experienced slip and fall lawyer at Shane Smith Law today. Our attorneys are dedicated to getting fall victims the compensation they deserve. Call today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation.