Many of us have had the experience of being in a public place and having a slip, trip, or actual fall occur, often as the result of either a wet or slippery floor or due to defects within the walkway itself, such as uneven paving. While these incidents can be embarrassing and are often laughed off as being accidents due to clumsiness or inattention, the fact is that slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries which can take months and even years to recover from. At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C., we know the serious impacts these types of injuries can have on your life, both in terms of the financial burden of dealing with medical expenses and lost wages due to your injury, as well as the physical impacts, such as being unable to engage in hobbies and activities you enjoy with your friends and family. If you have suffered an injury as the result of a slip, trip, or fall, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), accidents involving falls are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States. Each year, over eight million people visit hospital emergency rooms as the result of these accidents, and even a minor falls can end up resulting in severe, potentially disabling, and even life threatening injuries. The NSC reports that the most common types of places for these accidents to occur include the following:
When these types of injuries are generally referred to as ‘accidents’, the fact is they are often the result of someone’s reckless or negligent conduct.
Research from the National Floor Safety Institute reports that slip and fall injuries result in as much as $13 to $14 million in medical costs each year in the U.S. Injuries associated with slip and fall accidents include the following:
Under the Illinois Compiled Statutes, property owners and managers have a duty to provide a safe environment for visitors and invited guests, as well as a duty to warn others of any potentially dangerous situation which does exist, such as wet floors. Under the legal theory of premises liability, you may be entitled to compensation, either through an insurance claim or through a personal injury lawsuit, when these types of injuries occur.
If you or a loved one is injured as the result of a slip, trip, or fall, contact our experienced Will County personal injury attorneys today. At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C., we provide aggressive legal representation to assist you in holding responsible parties accountable for the damages you have suffered, so that you can get the compensation you need to recover.
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