Pasadena Slip & Fall Lawyer
A slip and fall injury may not sound especially frightening — but they are serious business. One slip can lead to a broken neck or shattered spine, leading to lifelong disability, paralysis or even death.
Slip and falls are also distressingly common, resulting in eight million emergency room visits on an annual basis.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a slip and fall caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation under the law.
Slip and Fall Injuries: The Basics
Slip and fall injuries can occur almost anywhere. However, they are quite common at the workplace. These injuries are the leading cause of worker’s compensation claims and the leading cause of workplace injury for those older than 55.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, inadequate floors or flooring are responsible for up to two million falls per year.
While these injuries can affect someone of any age, older people are particularly vulnerable. Roughly two-thirds of slip and fall fatalities involve senior citizens.
When to Contact an Attorney
If you’ve slipped and suffered an injury while on commercial or residential property, you may wish to speak to an attorney. The property owner may be liable for your injuries if the grounds were unsafe or inadequately maintained.
Additionally, while workplace slip and fall injuries are often covered by the Worker’s Compensation system, there are some instances in which a workplace slip and fall may require litigation.
Contact L&B Law Group today to learn more about slip and fall litigation, and whether you may be entitled to compensation under the law.