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Personal Injury Law: Important Facts to Know About Slip and Fall Incidents

Slip and fall incidents are some of the most usual causes of injuries in the state of California and the nation. Generally, most individuals will not understand the severe complications from a slip and fall incident and the injuries associated with it until they have been personally affected by the event.

Moreover, many people will fail to recognize the expenses associated with a slip and fall accident. For individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of a slip and fall incident, connecting with a skilled and proficient attorney will be one of the best methods to recover financial compensation.  For evaluation and treatment, loss of earnings and earning capabilities and pain and suffering.  The following are some interesting facts surrounding slip and fall incidents.

The costs associated with slip and fall and other accidents can be extreme.

According to data obtained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average cost of a hospital stay is approximately $30,000. Unfortunately, this amount does not account for other medical costs such as medical treatments or other medical necessities. Without a doubt, slip and fall incidents can impact not only a victim but his or her entire family as well.

Many slip and fall accidents cause broken bones.

For many slip and fall incidents, many suffer a broken bone. A bone fracture can result in extreme pain and can also increase a victim’s down time. Further, these types of injuries can add serious emotional distress and the inability to return to work immediately or, sometimes, at all.

Individuals over the age of 65 are more likely to suffer a slip and fall injury.

Although the older a person is, the probability of suffering a slip and fall becomes greater, this does not mean a young person cannot suffer very serious injuries from a slip and fall. Expected recovery times may become prolonged.

Trip or slip and fall incidents are reportedly the most common cause of brain related injuries.

While the general population associates severe head injuries with systemized recreational sports, the most typical cause of serious injury is falling! Unfortunately, some victims will fail to immediately recognize the degree or severity of their injuries, failing to seek immediate medical attention, ultimately magnifying the severity of the injury. A severe brain injury can have prolonged and life-long health effects.  It can even result in death.

Slip and fall accidents caused by negligence can result in a financial payout.

Many slip and fall incidents are preventable. Depending on a variety of factors, the owner of the property generally owes a reasonable duty of care to the visitors of the location. When this duty of care is breached, the negligent party can be held liable, and claims and suits can be pursued.

 The Bottom Line

If you or someone you know has suffered a slip and fall related injury, it is important to know that there may be help to compensate for the loss caused by the injuries. Seek the legal support of a trusted attorney who can guide you through the process of filing a claim against the negligent party.

The attorneys at Heiting & Irwin are proficient in the field of slip and fall accident claims. They are dedicated to helping victims obtain monetary compensation for the injuries sustained from a slip and fall or other injury-causing incident.

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