You’re walking along in the produce aisle of the grocery store and, suddenly, you slip and fall in a puddle of water. Ouch.
After this type of accident, your initial impulse may be to feel embarrassed — don’t. Such injuries are serious — one of the most common reasons people go to the emergency room. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for more than 8 million trips to the hospital emergency room — the leading cause of visits. Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12 percent of total falls.
Further, more than 16,000 deaths annually are attributed to falls. In addition, experts estimate that more than 300,000 serious injuries and millions of minor injuries each year are the result of slip, trip, and fall incidents.
According to the law, people have the right to expect that the conditions of most government property, public places, offices, stores, companies, and private homes will adhere to basic safety standards. No matter how careful you are, you could walk into a situation in which unsafe conditions make a slip, trip and fall injury unavoidable.
If you’re injured in a slip, trip, and fall incident, follow these guidelines to protect yourself and your legal rights:
Talk to a lawyer to answer your questions about a slip, trip, or fall accident.
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