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Serious Injuries From a Fall? Hire an Injury Lawyer.

imagesA personal injury term that is sometimes heard more often during the winter months is called, “slip, trip, or fall.”  However, injuries resulting from a slip, trip or fall are not limited to weather-related hazards such as slippery sidewalks, slick floors, and ice-covered steps.  Sometimes, torn carpet, inadequate lighting, lack of railing, change in floor level, or unmarked hazard areas can also be the cause of a slip, trip, or fall injury.   In a slip or trip, the body may twist abruptly, place you off balance, and result in hard and painful landing to the ground.  In some cases, the injury is minor, and you can move forward.  In the worst cases, a fall can lead to serious injuries, or even death.

An injury resulting from a slip, trip, or fall on property or premises that has not been reasonably or properly maintained, can possibly be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.  Typically, these kinds of lawsuits fall under “premises liability” claims.

According to the National Safety Council, slips and falls are:

  • The number one cause of accidents in hotels, homes, restaurants, and public buildings.
  • Second leading cause of injuries in the U.S. following auto accidents.

Here are some examples of injuries that have been reported from a slip, trip, or fall incident:

Who is vulnerable to a fall injury?

Nobody is excluded from the possibility of injury.  Everyone is vulnerable, but small children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to serious injuries from falling.

What should you do if you’re injured?

If you have been seriously injured in a fall, you may be missing work, losing wages and suffering.  The accident may have changed your quality of life.  It is true that not all falls require a lawsuit, but it’s good to know your options either way. In addition, there are time limitations to file a lawsuit within the Wisconsin statute of limitations.  Get the facts and the legal representation that you may need if a lawsuit is necessary.  Action Law Offices slip, trip and fall accident lawyers have the experience to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your slip and fall injury.

Learn more about filing an accident lawsuit in Wisconsin. 

Consider hiring an experienced injury attorney at Action Law Offices.  The legal consultation is free, and you can do it by simply clicking here, and filling out the request for an appointment.

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Before Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer, You Should Know:

The insurance adjustor is on the insurance company’s side, not yours.

Some are aggressive and try to scare people into not making a claim or into accepting very little compensation. Other adjustors seem kind and helpful — and then use your own words to deny your claim. The bottom line: the less the insurance company has to pay out, the more incentive the adjustor has.

We will investigate to establish liability and damages.

Our law firm has extensive resources to investigate an accident and assess who was at fault, regardless of the accident type. We work with a range of investigators and experts whose expertise provides crucial information for our determination of a fair settlement value.

Our attorneys can explain your coverage and your rights.

If you were hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, your insurance company may fail to tell you about your rights under your own policy. We can also help you understand your medical coverage under your health insurance policy.