We have worked on many slip and fall accidents over the years, and we find that our clients are often surprised to learn the truth about these accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventing, a person falls every second of the day in America. In fact, falls are the top cause of both serious injuries and death for senior citizens. Does this surprise you? Then keeping reading to learn three misconceptions about slip and fall accidents.
- Falling in a Business Means You Can Sue Them Not necessarily. Yes, in some instances, the owner of the property will be liable for your injury – but not automatically. Premises liability laws state that you can sue if the slip and fall was the result of a business acting negligently. This could include them not repairing a step or using a floor wax they knew would be unsafe. You need evidence of negligence in order to successfully sue the at-fault party.
- Only Elderly Fall Victim to Slip and Fall Accidents It is true that slip and fall accidents are the top cause of accidental death for seniors, but that does not mean that only seniors can injure themselves in this way. Young or old, anyone can fall at home, in a store, or in a public place. While it may be true that elderly victims more often file these lawsuits because their injuries are often more serious, that does not mean that younger people cannot file a suit when appropriate.
- Slip and Fall Cases Only Result in Small Settlements Quite the opposite is true. In recent years there have been a number of high-profile slip and fall settlements for multi-million dollars. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible to recover damages for your medical costs (both past and future), lost wages, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The specific amount a case is worth will depend on several factors. First, the seriousness of your injuries will be an important determining factor. Second, the actual amount of your economic damages will be important. Finally, the strength of your case will matter.
Call Now to Learn More About Your Options
If you are ready to learn more about your options in a slip and fall case in Phoenix, then we urge you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 for a free legal consultation. Once we have the facts, if we decide to take your case, we will do so on a contingency basis that assures you do not owe us for legal fees until we win your case. What happens if we do not win it? We do not collect legal fees from you.