The slip-and-fall accident has been widely satirized and dismissed on many occasions as a comedic stunt – think the classic banana peel gag – or opportunistic and dishonest, someone faking a fall and bogus injuries in an effort to collect an insurance payout.
However, in real life, slip and falls are no laughing matter. It happens all too often: you walk into a store and slip on a wet floor. In an instant, you are in a world of pain – possibly for life.
Falls account for more than eight million emergency room visits each year. These incidents can change people’s lives forever and are more serious than anyone may realize. While the damage can’t always be seen by the naked eye, a seemingly minor fall can have lasting and costly impact, requiring multiple surgeries and medical interventions.
Some doctors have said that although a patient falls from a standing position on a piece of ice or a wet floor, the injuries to bones and internal organs may still resemble that of a fall off of a multiple-story building. If you’ve sustained a serious injury from a fall due to someone else’s negligence, it’s imperative that you speak to a qualified personal injury attorney. The last thing you need is unpaid medical bills to add to your lost wages from your time out of work. Many fall victims never pursue legal damages and wind up incurring thousands of dollars in medical expenses without any resources to pay them.
If you slip or trip and fall at work, you may very well have a Workers’ Compensation claim. If your accident occurred in a store, parking lot or anywhere else, you may be entitled to sue for significant financial damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and much more. Contact a skilled personal injury lawyer who can review your case. You may think the accident was your fault; you weren’t looking where you were going. That’s not the way these things work. You may still have a case. The consultation is free; in fact, you don’t pay unless the attorney helps you collect damages. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
The legal team at Lombardi and Lombardi possess decades of personal injury experience and will help you pursue maximum damages if you’ve been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident. Contact our offices today for a free consultation.