When we slip and then catch ourselves before falling to the ground, the only injury sustained is a feeling of slight embarrassment that fades away within a short period. However, many slip and fall incidents cause serious harm to the victim. From sustaining a fractured wrist to dealing with a severe spinal cord injury, a slip and fall can lead to thousands of dollars in medical bills and an extended hiatus from the workplace. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall cases account for more than one million visits each year to hospital emergency rooms.
A slip and fall can happen at just about any type of public venue, but most cases involve slipping on a wet floor at a business such as a restaurant or a grocery store. If you slipped and fell and the incident caused you harm, you should meet with an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in handling slip and fall cases. Your lawyer conducts a detailed investigation that includes collecting evidence such as the security camera footage shot at the venue where you sustained your injuries. The primary goal of a personal injury attorney is to recover your financial losses in the form of an approved insurance claim and possibly monetary damages awarded as part of a civil lawsuit.
To file a civil lawsuit that seeks monetary damages, your personal injury attorney must prove the existence of the four elements of negligence. Without proof of negligence, you do not have a strong enough case to assign fault for the slip and fall that caused your injuries. At Morgan and Morgan, we have litigated several slip and fall cases in 2022. For more than 30 years, our personal injury lawyers have represented clients that sustained one or more injuries as a result of a slip and fall at a place of business. We have recovered more than $14 billion in monetary damages for personal injury cases, with a significant percentage of the compensation coming from the favorable outcomes of slip and fall lawsuits.
Schedule a free case evaluation with a Morgan and Morgan personal injury attorney to determine the best course of legal action.