Are Slip and Fall Cases More Common in Certain Industries?

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Our lawyers have seen slip and fall cases of all kinds, but these types of accidents and injuries are certainly a bit more common in different industries and workplaces. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in such an accident, do not hesitate to reach out to a Prince George’s County slip and fall lawyer. We can help you learn more about your legal options and the potential value of your case.

Where Do You Frequently See Slip and Fall Cases?

Obviously, people can fall down anywhere, but when we are talking about personal injury lawsuits there are some locations where slip and fall cases are more common. We see many falls at or in:

  • Construction sites
  • Factories
  • Retail locations and supermarkets
  • Public pools
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Healthcare facilities and hospitals

People can get injured whether they are an employee, a customer, or another person who was invited onto the property. And if you were hurt after being allowed onto a property, you may have a slip and fall case to pursue.

Are Serious Injuries Common in Slip and Fall Cases?

Victims in slip and fall cases frequently walk away with moderate to severe injuries. Around five percent of falls result in broken bones. Older people are especially at risk in such accidents. Broken hips are a common outcome, and these serious injuries can often affect a senior citizen for the rest of their life.

Falls can also cause a variety of other injuries, ranging from torn ligaments and sprained ankles to traumatic brain injuries. If you are looking at serious medical bills due to a slip and fall, our lawyers can help you pursue compensation.

What Can Compensation From Slip and Fall Cases Cover?

You may receive an offer from an insurance company after an accident, but these initial offers are rarely enough to make up for all of the costs in slip and fall cases. You should pursue a settlement that can compensate you for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Missed paychecks
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Any pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your accident

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

You are not required to hire an attorney, but one can do a lot to help you make your case. Your lawyer can:

  • Help you file your case before the statute of limitations expires
  • Handle all communications on your behalf
  • Field settlement offers and calculate fair compensation
  • Gather evidence and talk to witnesses who could help you with your case
  • Prepare you for testimony

An attorney from our firm can advocate for you at every stage of this process.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are thinking about pursuing damages in a personal injury case, contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. and ask about our free consultations. If you believe that someone else caused your accident and injuries, we are ready to help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.

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