Slip and Fall Injury: Premises Liability
Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016
Slipping, tripping, and falling in a public place can be an embarrassing moment, and not to mention that you could end up severely injured in the process. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, 8 million hospital emergency room visits per year (21.3% of all emergency room visits) are by people who fell, and 1 million visits (12%) are by people who slipped and fell in a public place (nfsi.org, 2015). People who fall unexpectedly are at the highest risk of injury based on those awkward, unprepared moments that occur seconds before you land, when your body twists as you try to catch your balance, or when your arms move into position to try and brake the fall.
In some cases, falls can leave you with deep bruises, dislocated bones, broken or fractured bones, and even torn ligaments, muscles, or other body tissues. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 15,000 people over the age of 65 died as a result of a fall in 2005 (cdc.gov, 2005). Of course, death is an extreme result from a fall, but it happens, and the business or person who owns the location that the slip and fall happened could potentially be held liable. Perhaps an employee didn’t clean up a spill, or it could be they forgot to put out a sign warning people of the slippery surface, or maybe they didn’t warn you of obstructions in the walkway that could cause you to trip. Why should you have to suffer from the pain of an injury because of the carelessness of another person? Well, you shouldn’t have to, and that’s why Amerio Law Firm is here to help reach a settlement for your injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured from a slip and fall that occurred at a business or private location and you are having trouble dealing with insurance companies, the experienced attorneys at Amerio Law Firm are here to help you calculate and pursue the proper amount of damages that will help you recover properly. Call (916) 419-1111 now to speak with one of our Sacramento attorneys who fully understands personal injury.
Recovering damages from a slip and fall injury are essential. Unfortunately, no fixed formula has been determined in slip and fall cases, which makes the evaluation of your case so crucial for our Sacramento attorneys. General Damages are intended to help the injured person cover basic costs associated with the injury, such as: lost and future wages, loss of promotion opportunity because of the injury, inability to do housework or drive, and general pain and suffering. Special Damages, or actual losses, is the area of the settlement that can be proven by presenting receipts, pay stubs, and any other evidence that proves wages lost and money spent as a result of the injury. This portion of the settlement will help cover medical bills and equipment needed to properly recover, special transportation to doctor appointments, child care, physical therapy, and any medications and treatments.
Rest assured that you do not have to do this on your own. The Sacramento attorneys at Amerio Law Firm have the experience necessary to help you reach the proper settlement for your personal injury. Your safety and recovery are our biggest concern, and we want to help your case receive the attention it needs in order to be successful. Don’t wait for the bills to stack up and for your life to become more stressful because of your injuries from a slip and fall. Call now: (916) 419-1111.
Call Amerio Law Firm today at (916) 419-1111 and speak with one of our personal injury attorneys to begin your slip and fall case.