Each year, millions of people in the United States will get involved in a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, these people who get into slip and falls often require ongoing treatment, which in turns costs tens of billions of dollars a year for the Centers for Disease Control. This doesn’t even address the costs associated with lost work. If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident, here are some of the common injuries you might incur:
- Ankle Sprain
- Twisted Knee
- Knee Contusion
- Fractured Forearm, Foot, Ankle, Wrist, and Hand
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Hip Fracture
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Skull Fracture
There are a number of ways you can get involved in a slip and fall. In the wintertime, ice is a hazard that causes a number of different injuries. Although you can’t control the weather, if you are a property owner, you do need to make sure your sidewalks are shoveled and de-iced. Cracked sidewalks are another major concern. Potholes, uneven pavement, and other known property hazards can all cause slip and falls.
Each year, Harmon, Linder, & Rogowsky reviews many different slip and fall cases as they are so common. Unfortunately, some property owners do not put it in the time to take care of their property, and you could be the one who becomes the victim of their negligence. However, you do have options if you do become injured.
Contact a Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky attorney today to learn more about what kind of a case you might have. Your attorney will go over your case with you and offer options for the next step – for free. A slip and fall is not something to dismiss. It can result in a serious injury, loss of income, and more. If you get involved in a slip and fall, be sure to seek the help of an attorney.