Slip & Fall Accidents
Did You Suffer A Serious Injury?
Slip & fall accidents are among the most common causes of injury to
Americans every year – according to a report released by the United
States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA), about one out of every four workers’ compensation claims
come after slip & fall injuries. Millions of people, both on worksites
and off, suffer slip & fall injuries, and approximately 12,000 people
are killed in these types of accidents. As common as these accidents are,
OSHA reported that
the vast majority were completely preventable. If you were seriously injured in a slip & fall accident caused by
someone’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a lawsuit
to secure compensation.
Give us a call at (615) 933-2893 to speak with a Nashville personal injury
Our Nashville personal injury lawyers at Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge
have dedicated their careers providing injured victims with the experienced
legal representation they require to secure the compensation they need.
Since we first opened our doors nearly 40 years ago, our tireless efforts
have helped us secure hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and
settlements for our clients. If you were seriously injured in a slip &
fall accident, contact us today to give us the details of your case.
How Do Slip & Fall Accidents Happen?
While these types of accidents mostly affect people over the age of 65,
anyone could suffer a serious injury if the right set of circumstances
occur. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports
that almost 3 million people over the age of 65 go to the emergency room
for injuries caused by slip & fall accidents, and hundreds of thousands
of patients end up being admitted in order to receive treatment for serious
injuries. Some of the most common types of injuries people face include:
- Broken bones
- Serious hip injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Senior citizens may be the most at-risk portion of the population, but
dangerous situations place even the most physically capable people at
risk. Some of the most common causes of these types of accidents include:
- Slippery floors
- Wet floors
- Uneven tiles
- Cracked or broken sidewalks
- Unmarked drop-down
- A change in floor materials, i.e. going from a material with more traction
to one with less traction
- Loose carpeting
- Cluttered walkways
- Overcrowded aisles
- Poor lighting
- Narrow stair treads
- Broken railings
It’s the responsibility of the people in charge of the area to mark
off any potential hazards – if they fail to do so, then they may
be liable for any injuries a victims suffers in a slip & fall accident.
How Do I Prove Liability?
Our firm knows how to prove liability, no matter what your case entails.
One case may involve questions of “Did the owner have notice of
the dangerous condition?” while another may ask “Did the owner
create the hazard in the first place?” Multiple questions will need
to be answered, and you want to make sure you have the right team on your
side to answer them. You may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation
for any medical bills, disability, lost earnings, emotional distress and
pain and suffering caused by your slip & fall accident. If the injuries
resulted in the death of the victim, then their surviving family members
may be able to file a wrongful death suit.
Fill out our online form to tell us more about your case.
Hire The Experienced Legal Representation You Need
If you were seriously injured in a slip & fall accident caused by someone
else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a lawsuit
to secure the compensation you need to cover any medical bills or damages
you may have incurred. At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, our Nashville
personal injury attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars
in verdicts and settlements for our clients since we first opened our
doors, and are committed to providing each new client we accept with the
same high level of legal assistance that we have become known for.
Fill out our online form to send us your information, or give us a call at (615) 933-2893 to speak with a member of our firm today.