Slip & Fall Accident

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About Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injuries, occurring when a person loses their footing and falls due to hazardous conditions on another's property. From wet floors to uneven surfaces, these incidents can happen anywhere, at any time, and to anyone. While some result in minor bruises, others lead to severe injuries such as fractures or head trauma, impacting one's physical health, financial stability, and overall well-being. In this guide, we'll explore the causes, consequences, and legal aspects of slip and fall accidents, empowering you with the knowledge needed to protect yourself and seek recourse if you've been injured.


Whether you slipped in a retail store, tripped on a public sidewalk, or fell in a private residence, the consequences can be severe, leading to injuries that might require extensive medical treatment. Our legal team is here to ensure that property owners are held accountable for their negligence.

Slip & Fall Accident Statistics

Each year, over one million Americans suffer a slip, trip, or fall injury, and approximately 17,000 of these incidents prove fatal. Slip and fall accidents constitute the primary cause of lost days from work and are the leading cause of workers' compensation claims. For the elderly, these accidents are the leading cause of injury-related death, making it clear how devastating these accidents can be.

Facts About Slip & Fall Accidents

  • Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of injuries, accounting for millions of emergency room visits each year.
  • Slip and fall accidents can occur due to various factors, including wet or slippery floors, uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, and obstacles in walkways.
  • While some slip and fall accidents result in minor injuries like bruises or sprains, others can lead to more severe consequences such as fractures, head injuries, and spinal cord damage.
  • Property owners and managers have a legal duty to maintain safe premises and address hazardous conditions to prevent slip and fall accidents.
  • Victims of slip and fall accidents may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and damages by pursuing a premises liability claim against the negligent property owner or manager.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a slip and fall accident, don't wait to seek legal assistance. At 478-HURT, our experienced slip & fall attorneys are ready to help you navigate your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us help you take the first step towards recovery. Remember, when you're hurt, we're here to help—because justice shouldn't be left to chance.

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FAQ About Slip & Fall Accidents

Seek medical attention even if injuries seem minor. Document the scene with photos, noting any conditions like wet floors or uneven surfaces. Report the incident to the property owner or manager.

Proving negligence involves showing that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and failed to address it. Evidence like incident reports, witness statements, and maintenance records are crucial.

You can claim compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Each case varies, so it's important to discuss your specific circumstances with an experienced lawyer.

While not mandatory, a lawyer can be extremely helpful. They can manage legal procedures, negotiate with insurers, and help ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.