Slips and Falls
Slip and fall accidents aren’t restricted to banana peels or comedy shows. It is estimated that each year approximately three million people visit emergency rooms due to slip and fall related accidents. These accidents can often result in time off from work and unexpected medical bills resulting from:
Slips and Falls Can Be Especially Deadly for the Elderly
Slips and falls can be especially devastating and deadly for the elderly, as those who are older may not be physically able to recover from injuries as those who are younger and in better health. Slips and fall injuries thus may be the start of an unfortunate chain of events, including hospitalization, complications therefrom, and even long-term nursing care. Death can sometimes be a tragic result.
Injuries Happen – We Help
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and often occur due to dangerous conditions or hazards that are present. It is not uncommon for falls to occur from a wet surface at the grocery store, or trips over uneven pavement.
The Applicable Legal Standard
Generally, owners have a legal duty to ensure that their property is safe. If they fail in this regard, they may be legally liable for the damages sustained.
At the heart of slip and fall cases is often the question of whether the property where the fall occurred was “safe.” Just because a person sustains a slip and fall injury, does not automatically make the property owner liable. It must be shown that the property owner was negligent in not making the property safe.
At Dore Law Group, we carefully investigate each slip and fall accident to determine the conditions that caused the accident and to identify who is at fault. We have successfully recovered fair and just compensation for our clients for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, rehabilitation costs and other damages resulting from personal injuries.
Call us today if you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident.
We offer a free initial consultation so that we may learn about your case, and there is no obligation to use us. There is no fee for our services unless we recover compensation and damages for you.