Falls can happen anywhere, but slip and fall cases are certainly more common in some industries than they are in others. The good news is that no matter where you got hurt, our experienced personal injury attorneys have your back. Our Queens slip & fall accident attorneys are ready to help you sue for compensation.
Where Do Many Slip and Fall Cases Begin?
Slip and fall cases are more likely to begin in areas where there are more hazards and dangerous situations that can lead to accidents. That makes some of the following places some of the most potentially dangerous:
- Construction sites
- Retail stores and supermarkets
- Bars and restaurants
- Healthcare facilities
Any of these places can be filled with dangers that can cause an employee, a customer, or anyone else invited onto a property to fall and hurt themselves. This is why it is so important that property owners and managers make it a priority to keep these areas safe for everyone.
What Kinds of Injuries Are Common in Slip and Fall Cases?
Many slip and fall cases result in serious injuries to the victims. These falls can be especially harrowing for older victims who are more likely to break their hip or end up traumatized from the event. Falls can also cause:
- Broken bones
- Torn ligaments
- Soft tissue damage
- Shoulder and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Whether it’s a factory floor or a supermarket aisle, steps need to be taken to ensure that it is safe for people to walk through.
What Should Compensation Cover in Slip and Fall Cases?
A fair compensation offer would pay for your medical bills with some left over to pay for your healthcare needs in the future. A fair offer would make up for those days of work you missed and all that missed pay. The average victim in slip and fall cases can miss around 11 days of work, according to some studies.
Then your compensation should also help make up for the pain and suffering you experienced and will continue to experience as a result of your fall. This can be a traumatic experience and that needs to be acknowledged.
How Long Do I Have to Sue After a Fall?
You have three years to sue after an accident, but we recommend acting much sooner than that. The sooner you begin the legal process, the easier it will be to build a case. Another benefit is that the sooner you sue, the sooner you can be awarded the compensation that you deserve.
Get Your Consultation Today
When you are ready to move forward with your case, contact the Law Offices Of George Poulos. We can help you gather the evidence needed to make a convincing case, and we will help you fight for the best possible outcome at every stage of this case. Schedule your consultation soon.