Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 20% of falls require serious medical attention, resulting in nearly 800,000 hospital visits annually. Slip-and-fall accidents generally occur when you lose your footing such as might occur when encountering a slippery surface, debris on a floor or a malfunctioning guardrail. They also can happen for other reasons including:
- Failure to dry a floor after cleaning
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose handrails
- Unsafe or poorly built ladders, stairs and walkways
- Bulging or worn carpeting
- Unforeseen hazards that can potentially lead to tripping and falling
Advanced age, and the resultant loss of strength, mobility and balance, increases the risks of injuries resulting from falls. The CDC estimates that 300,000 elderly adults are treated for hip fractures each year, most of which are caused by falling, creating billions of dollars in health care expenses in the United States. Sadly, many of these accidents are preventable and could be the direct result of negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, please contact our experienced lawyers at Coast Law Group LLP at 760-670-4554 to discuss your case.
It Helps To Have Representation
A serious slip-and-fall accident can upend life. You may be dealing with injuries that require ongoing, repeated medical treatments, taking up your free time and impacting your quality of life. Even after you initially recover, you might need physical therapy, medications or other treatments. Additionally, you may be suffering from emotional and financial ramifications too.
You’ll want to have an experienced attorney to help navigate the legal process to get you the level of compensation you deserve.
Be sure to get a medical evaluation from a doctor as soon as you’re able. Even if you feel ok, you may have injuries that aren’t yet showing symptoms. If you wait a week and then have pains or issues pop up, it could be hard to prove they are a result of the accident.
Keep copies of any and all medical records or bills, repair receipts, wage loss and records of any related expenses, and contact an attorney before you contact your insurance.
Every slip-and-fall case is unique. While no outcome is guaranteed, your attorney can help you determine an optimum value that includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
When a slip-and-fall accident happens and you are not at fault, it’s critical for you to have experienced attorneys on your side. Get hold of us today at 760-670-4554 to get the process started.
We Are Here To Help
Our team at Coast Law Group LLP will thoroughly review your case, independently investigate the accident and communicate with insurance representatives. We know how they work and are well aware of the tactics they use to pay out as little as possible such as:
- Delaying the claims process by not returning calls or corresponding
- Coercing you into saying or admitting things that could be harmful to your claim during recorded calls
- Downplaying the damages and minimizing injuries
- Making a lowball offer (well below the case value) and urging you to settle