Slip and Fall Accidents Can Lead to Broken Bones

July 30, 2015 — by Joe Horrox
Tags: Premises Liability Slip And Fall Accidents

A person with a broken footHere at Joe Horrox Law, we take pride in helping injury victims and their loved ones based in and around the St. Augustine area. Our legal guidance and counsel has helped numerous clients achieve successful resolutions to their cases.

Having a skilled attorney on your side is especially important for premises liability lawsuits that involve broken bones and serious injury. Let's consider slip and fall accidents (a common reason for filing premises liability lawsuits) and how serious they can be.

Slip and Fall Accidents Can Happen Anywhere

Even if you're cautious and even if you think you've got sure footing, the fact of the matter is that slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere you go. On the street, in the store, even at office buildings and official sites of various kinds, you can potentially have a serious fall that leads to injury.

As for broken bones, the risk of this tends to increase given the severity of the accident and your age. Both are a potent combination for severe injuries that can take months for you to fully recover.

Serious Dangers on Stairs and Escalators

If you are taking the stairs or the escalator, a major spill on these can result in broken bones and other kinds of serious injuries. This is a major concern if there's moisture on the steps or around stairs or an escalator. It's also important to consider if steps are broken or poorly maintained.

Major Hazards When High Falls Are Involved

Another serious danger involves falls from great heights. When a great height is involved, the likelihood of broken bones increases immensely. This includes potential falls from roofs, ledges, raised platforms, balconies, and even windows. The danger of a potential fall should be taken into account by designers of properties as well as property owners.

Slip and Falls Involving the Elderly Can Be Particularly Harmful

As we noted above, advanced age can increase the likelihood of broken bones. When a senior citizen slips or falls, there is a high likelihood of a serious injury being sustained, including broken bones and major issues with internal injuries.

What Property Owners Should Consider for Safety

Property owners should take all reasonable measures to help ensure the safety of anyone who is visiting their establishment.

This means making sure the floor is free from debris and liquid that might cause a slip or tripping hazard. In addition, guardrails and handrails should be present along stairs and near any applicable ledges. In addition, properties should be well lit and warning signs should be used to alert anyone who is on the premises of potential hazards as they are there.

The above are common sense ways to avoid serious injuries.

Why an Attorney Is Key for Premises Liability Lawsuits

When pursuing a premises liability lawsuit, it's important to have an attorney on your side who knows the law and knows how to seek a successful resolution. Damages will be sought to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injury. Given the complexities of the legal system, an attorney provides clients with peace of mind and the space to recover and move forward without excessive worry.

Speak with the Legal Team at Joe Horrox Law

For more information about your legal rights and options following a serious truck accident, be sure to contact our personal injury law firm today. The legal team at Joe Horrox Law will work tirelessly to ensure you receive just compensation for injuries, hardships, and any pain and suffering endured.

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