Did you know that every day in the United States alone, more than two thousand people get treated in emergency rooms for injuries as a result of slips and falls? Accidents from slips and falls can lead to a range of injuries – from bruises and cuts to broken bones. These accidents usually happen due to someone’s negligence. It’s imperative to know how to prevent them from happening and, if they eventually occur, how to get compensated for your lost wages and medical bills.
How to prevent slips and falls
Injuries from slips and falls can be severe and even life-threatening. Several factors can lead to a fall. To prevent a slip and fall, be aware of these factors, then take steps to mitigate them. The factors include wet or icy floors, uneven surfaces, potholes, clutter or debris, poor lighting, unsecured electrical cables, and torn or frayed carpeting.
To prevent such accidents, make sure homes, commercial properties, driveways, and sidewalks are kept in a safe condition. Implementing safety measures such as ensuring there is no pothole, snow, or other hazardous substances on the property will help everyone stay safe.
- Pay attention to your surroundings
- Wear nonslip shoes and shoes with good traction
- Keep walkways and stairs clear of clutter
- Use railings when necessary
- When there’s a spill, it should be cleaned up as soon as possible
- Avoid walking in wet or icy areas
Getting slip and fall settlements for an injury
If you’re injured in a slip and fall accident caused by the negligent actions of another person, California law lets you file a claim for financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and suffering from the responsible party.
You should speak with a slip and fall lawyer specializing in premises liability cases before talking to the insurance company. They can help evaluate if your claim is valid and help you get compensation. An attorney can help you determine how much your claim is worth and if pursuing it will be worth your time. When it comes to slip and fall settlements, they certainly have years of experience. They know how to prove that you were not responsible for the fall.
Your personal injury lawyer will work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means you won’t be charged a penny except you win the case. This is excellent news as there are many people who are unable to afford to pay their lawyer in advance. Your attorney can help you on the legal side of things – reviewing your case and offering advice on the best strategy to take to get the best possible outcome in your situation.
As an experienced firm that fights for the rights of injured people in California, we at Liberman Law Group understand the pain you are going through and would like to help. Contact us today for a free consultation and see if you have grounds for a legal case. We have helped many injured individuals receive the compensation they deserve, and we may be able to do the same for you.