One of the common reasons for a visit to the emergency room is a slip, trip or fall, especially in children and adults over age 65. On average, more than 3,000,000 children each year sustain fall-related injuries. 1 in 3 adults over age 65 fall every year.
Many times a slip, trip or fall is not the result of negligence – but it can be. While the concept of slipping, tripping and falling is well-understood, there are many causes, including:
The most common injuries in slips, trips and falls are:
In the event of a severe personal injury, the injured individual and/or a spouse and immediate family members, may be entitled to recover for:
While no dollar amount can adequately compensate for a loss, the legal system is structured to permit monetary recovery where the injured party can prove that another negligently caused his/her harm. The amount of recovery is determined either by a jury at trial, or through a fair settlement made prior to trial, that is based upon jury verdicts in similar cases. All claims that are accepted by the firm are actively researched and aggressively pursued to a conclusion.If you or a loved one have suffered a severe personal injury, we may be able to help. To contact the slip, trip and fall attorneys at Bottar Leone, PLLC, please complete a contact form or call us at (315) 422-3466 or 1-800-336-LAWS (5297).