Castle Law Office has spoken with hundreds of Kansas City accident victims who were injured by slipping and falling in public places. In fact, the National Safety Council estimates 25,000 people are injured in a slip-and-fall accident every day. Dangerous conditions, such as inadequate snow and ice removal, torn carpeting, poorly maintained stairs and cracked public sidewalks can cause someone to trip and fall.
Additionally, occupational health statistics show that 85% of worker’s compensation claims are the result of slipping on slick floors. Nearly 25% of workplace slip and falls cause workers to lose at least a month of work. You and your family could take a serious financial hit due to lost wages and medical bills.
A serious fall can result in bone fractures, torn ligaments, spinal injuries, concussions and traumatic brain injury. These injuries may need emergency medical attention, hospitalization, surgery, doctor’s visits, physical therapy and more.
If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you should:
- Report the accident to the store manager, landlord, building manager or person in charge of the facility where you fell.
- See a doctor immediately, so that your injuries can be treated. Your health should be your number one priority, and you will need to get your injuries documented.
- Document everything, including taking pictures of the area and what cause you to fall. These photos could be very important in determining who is to blame for the accident. If you are unable to take pictures at the time of the accident because of your injuries, have a trusted friend or family member do so for you.
- Contact Castle Law Office, the leading Kansas and Missouri personal injury law firm. DON’T sign any papers with an insurance company until you have spoken with an expert attorney.
Slip-and-fall cases can be time-sensitive, and our expert slip-and-fall lawyers can help you receive reimbursement for any losses you have suffered.
Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.