Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of serious injuries. Property and business owners have an obligation to provide a reasonably safe environment, or to properly warn of any dangerous conditions. If you have been injured because of the negligent or deliberate actions of another party, you may be entitled to significant compensation. An experienced slip and fall lawyer from Lohman Law Offices in Louisville, KY, can help you secure damages for your injuries.
Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents occur when a person loses their footing due to an unsafe condition. Often, these unsafe conditions are due to the property owner's negligence and the victim is entitled to recover monetary damages for their injuries.
If you have a slip and fall accident, you should seek medical care immediately, even if you think that your injuries are minor.
There are many unsafe property conditions that can cause slip and fall accidents, including:
- Missing or broken handrails on stairs
- Wet floor
- Slippery floor
- Missing traction guards on stairs
- Obstructions in a walkway or on stairs
- Unsafe lighting conditions
Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents
The majority of slip and fall injuries are relatively minor and do not require extensive medical treatment. However, some accidents can result in severe injuries, and in some cases even cause death. Because a person can fall in different ways, there are a variety of injuries that they can sustain from a slip and fall accident, including:
- soft tissue bruises
- sprained ligaments
- strained muscles or tendons
- broken bones
Victims of slip and fall accidents also commonly experience back and head injuries. Many patients with bulging discs or pinched nerves require medical treatment for extended periods of time to ease their pain and discomfort. Concussions are of especially important concern for patients who struck their heads during a fall. These types of injuries ca be very difficult to detect, and without appropriate treatment, can cause even more serious complications. If you have a slip and fall accident, you should seek medical care immediately, even if you think that your injuries are minor.
You should seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney if you have been involved in a slip and fall accident. Our legal team will compile evidence to determine if another party's negligent actions are to blame for your injuries. We can help you get the appropriate medical care and deal with insurance companies so that you can focus on your recovery. Our dedicated attorneys will work tirelessly to recover compensation for your injuries, either through negotiating an appropriate settlement or taking your case to trial.
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Our legal team has helped many victims of negligent or deliberate actions recover damages for their injuries. For a consultation with an experienced slip and fall attorney, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.