Lakewood Slip and Fall Lawyer

Did you know that falls are a leading cause of emergency room visits in the US? The truth is that falls can be serious, and even deadly. If you’re a fall victim and wondering who will pay for your medical bills and lost wages, reach out to a Lakewood slip and fall lawyer.

If your fall is the result of someone’s carelessness, you might be eligible to file a personal injury claim and receive cash compensation for your medical bills.

Falls Can Cause Serious Injuries

While many falls may bruise nothing more than your ego, other times falls cause injuries that take weeks or months to heal.

Here are just a few of the many types of injuries falls can cause:

  • Traumatic brain injuries. According to statistics compiled by the CDC, falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries.
  • Fractures. It’s not uncommon for falls to result in fractures, particularly among the elderly. Ankles, wrists, and hips are especially prone to breaks.
  • Spinal cord injuries. These types of injuries can have catastrophic results, including paralysis.

Any one of the above-mentioned injuries will require extensive (and expensive) medical care. Even an initial emergency room visit is likely to leave you with a bill of $10,000 or more.

Is Someone Responsible for Your Fall?

You should involve a skilled personal injury attorney anytime you suspect someone is responsible for your fall. To have a valid claim, you must be able to prove that:

  1. Someone owed you a duty of care;
  2. That party failed in their responsibility to keep their duty;
  3. Their negligence or failure directly caused your fall; and
  4. Your fall resulted in damages.

We know we’re using some phrases and ideas that might not be familiar to you, so let’s provide a hypothetical example.

Suppose you went shopping at the grocery store and slipped and fell on a very slick part of flooring. You hadn’t noticed any warning signs posted and you ended up in the hospital with a broken ankle. In this situation, the grocery store owner owed you a duty of care. In other words, it’s up to her to keep the premises safe. So if she knew that there was a hazard and didn’t post signs warning customers, she could be held responsible.

Slip and Fall Claims Can be Complex

Even if you know a property owner or another party is responsible for your fall, that doesn’t mean the process to collect reimbursement is easy or fair. You should expect that property owners will have their own set of lawyers and may try to claim you behaved recklessly and are responsible for your injuries.

For these reasons, we encourage you to involve one of our skilled slip and fall lawyers on your case. And it’s important to do so as soon as possible while evidence is still fresh. In our experience, the sooner you can involve us, the more we’re able to assist you and the better chances for receiving a fair settlement.

Scheduling a Free Consultation with a Lawyer

It’s free and easy to schedule a free consultation with a Lakewood slip and fall lawyer.

You can contact us via our phone number or contact form. From there, we’ll hear what happened and inform you of your legal rights. Should we choose to work together, rest assured we only charge a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement.

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