The average cost of a slip and fall accident depends upon the severity of your injuries. If you experienced a slip and fall accident due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation.
Medical costs continue to rise, and the injuries you experienced may require a lifetime of care. If the accident was preventable had the property owner used care, take action. By pursuing a personal injury claim and lawsuit, you may just prevent the same accident from happening to someone else.
The injuries you suffered are not fair, and a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you fight for justice by determining liability for your damages.
Costs Associated With a Slip and Fall Accident
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the sudden impact of a slip and fall accident can leave you with one or more of the following:
- Broken bones
- A brain injury
- A spinal cord injury
- Neck and back injuries
These are not the only examples of the types of injuries associated with a slip and fall accident. The costs associated with your injuries may include:
- Frequent hospitalizations
- Future surgeries
- Prescription medications
- Medical equipment
You should not pay for these costs. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you pursue a claim and civil lawsuit in order to fight for compensation from the responsible party.
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Duty of Care
When you accept an invitation to visit someone’s property—like that of a neighbor’s house or a local department store—you assume the property is safe from harm.
In a split second, your life can change due to one of the following property conditions:
- Torn carpet
- Stairs with no handrail
- Wet floors
- Cords across floors
- Poor lighting in a parking lot
- Damaged sidewalks
- Other hazards
A personal injury lawyer must prove the property owner had a duty of care to protect you from harm. To do so, they must prove the owner knew about the hazard yet failed to remedy the situation or to warn invitees of the potential danger.
If you experienced serious injuries, all because of a property owner who was too cheap to spend money for repairs or too lazy to address this issue, fight for justice. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you.
Steps to Help Your Case
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 37 million falls occur each year that are serious enough to need medical attention. When you experience a serious slip and fall accident in a place such as a store or restaurant, the police typically do not respond. The manager most likely completes a store incident report.
A copy of this report, along with accident scene photos and the contact information for witnesses can help your case. Never admit fault and refuse to speak with insurance companies without legal representation.
Accepting a settlement from an insurance company on your own can leave you with no legal options in the future, should your medical condition worsen.
Protecting your right to the best compensation possible means turning away insurance companies and referring them to your personal injury lawyer instead.
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Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins Without Delay
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we must work quickly to file your personal injury lawsuit within the time frame allowed by law. Missing the deadline could result in no further legal options for your case.
The average cost of a slip and fall accident depends upon the severity of your injuries. While there is no guarantee regarding the outcome of your case, we will work hard to secure the best results possible. Personal injury cases require time and patience. It is important to aggressively negotiate with insurance companies. If we must take your case to trial, we are ready to do so. Most insurance companies and opposing lawyers know that we prepare each case for trial, and rather than face us in court, they often settle our cases.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we take great pride in our customer service. We listen and keep your informed throughout the process. We understand that this is a time of great emotional, physical, and financial stress. By representing you, we can remove the burden of your case so that you can better focus on your recovery.
Time is truly of the essence. Let us get to work reviewing your evidence now. If you are too injured to travel to us, we can come to you. We offer most of our legal services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we win your case. Call in the Strong Arm of Loncar Lyon Jenkins now for a free case evaluation: 800-777-7777.