You Do Have Recourse After A Trip-And-Fall Or Slip-And-Fall Injury
Many people slip or trip in a public place. Sometimes all that happens is a bit of embarrassment. However, other falls can cause broken bones, and head, back and neck injuries. Some of these injuries are actually quite serious and require medical attention. A serious head injury can even cause death.
If you trip or slip and fall and get hurt while shopping or staying at a hotel or out to eat be sure to be checked out by a medical professional. If your head hits the floor it is crucial that you rule out a concussion or brain bleed. It is always in your best interest to consult with an established personal injury attorney after a trip-and-fall or slip-and-fall injury.
At Hutt Law, P.C., we offer a free consultation. You never pay out of pocket for our services. Instead, if we take your case and win it, we are paid a portion of your compensation.
Common Causes Of Slip And Falls
These types of injuries are much more common than most people think. In fact, many public places and privately owned buildings are required to have premises liability insurance for this very reason. Slip and fall accidents can occur in residential and commercial facilities, including your own apartment building. The most common causes are:
- Grocery store and dining venue spills
- Ice, snow and water on floors, stairs or ramps
- Loose rugs or carpeting
- Poor lighting
- Debris, cracks or holes on sidewalks or items left in walkways or aisles
- Loose or nonexistent handrails
Even if the reason you slipped or tripped is not listed here you can still call or email our firm to find out what to do next. We welcome your inquiry and want to help ensure you get the guidance you need. We have helped people resolve their personal injury issues for over two decades.
Common Injuries Related To Tripping or Slipping And Falling
A slip or trip can cause mild to serious injury. Some of the most common injuries after these types of accidents are:
- Back and ankle sprains and strains
- Concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Broken bones, most commonly the ankle or wrist
- Scratches, cuts and bruises
It is also wise to seek out medical help after a fall. Head and internal injuries are not always immediately noticeable. Some types of fractures – such as hairline fractures – require an x-ray or MRI to be correctly diagnosed and treated. Doctor and hospital visits are not cheap and can add up to thousands of dollars. Couple this with a week or more of lost work and the bills can become insurmountable. It is not unheard of for people to have to file for bankruptcy because of their medical bills. We can help.
Consult With Us After A Fall For Free
After a trip or fall you may be embarrassed. You may want your injury to just heal and go away. We can help to ensure that you receive not only the medical and therapeutic care you need but also pursue the compensation you need to get this help and to pay your bills. Call 212-323-7443 or send us a brief email about what happened. We serve injured people in the greater New York City area including the five boroughs.