Slip and fall accidents are common in retail establishments, on sidewalks, around pools, and in other situations where wet or slippery conditions may exist. When these accidents happen on someone else’s property – property that should have been maintained and kept safe – you may be entitled to seek compensation. The severity of your injury should dictate which direction seeking compensation takes.
Common Injuries from Slip & Fall Accidents
Brain injury (TBI) is one of the most common injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents. When the head makes contact with any surface, risks of serious injury are increased. If you strike your head in a fall, it is important that you speak with a doctor right away. Some instances of TBI can take weeks or months to present symptoms.
In addition to head injury, possible injuries from a slip and fall include:
- Spinal cord injury
- Back and neck injury
- Broken or shattered bones
- Internal organ damage
Slip and fall accidents are common, accounting for about 15% of all accidental deaths in the United States. When someone you love sustains fatal injuries in a slip and fall accident, it is a good idea to speak with an attorney to learn how best to move forward.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
It is a good idea to speak to an attorney when you sustain a personal injury in a slip and fall accident. Insurance companies may offer a settlement, but without a full assessment of your injury from a qualified attorney, you may be accepting much less than your claim is worth.
Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means that you do not pay your attorney upfront, but rather a portion of your final settlement. If you do not win your case, your lawyer does not get paid.
Your initial consultation at Kelleher Law is free of both cost and obligation. Call us at 833-546-3675 to schedule your consultation today. Kelleher Law is a personal injury law firm serving Naples, Fort Myers, and Atlanta, GA, and all surrounding areas of Florida.