Injuries resulting from slips and falls can effect young and old alike, and falls represent the second-leading cause of unintentional deaths in homes and in the community. If you were injured in a slip or fall, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner of the place where your injury occurred. The attorneys at Lei Jiang Law Firm are experienced in getting our clients the money that they deserve, so please contact us and/or fill out our intake form. An experienced attorney will contact you for a free consultation.
Every year in the United States, millions of people slip and fall while doing ordinary everyday activities like grocery shopping, going to the movies, eating at restaurants, and visiting public places. Slip and fall injuries are responsible for 8.9 million emergency room visits annually. While slips and falls effect young and old alike, statistics show that the severity and frequency of injuries increases with age. In fact, each year, one out of every three adults over the age of 65 will suffer a fall. Additionally, one half of all adults over age 80 will fall each year.
The severity of slip and fall injuries can vary greatly. Sometimes, victims will suffer minor bumps and bruises, but other times, the injuries can be much more severe including sprains, strains, broken bones, and concussions. For some, even minor injuries can have lasting effects. A back strain or sprain sustained from a fall, for example, can impede an individual’s ability to work at his job. And, with older adults, injuries can take longer to heal and may lead to other health effects and a decline in quality of life.
If you have been injured because of a slip and fall on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. Ohio, like most states, places a high duty on business owners and other people who maintain spaces open to the public. These people have a duty not only to warn against and fix potential hazards, but they also have a duty to inspect their premises for potential hazards. If a shopkeeper, for instance, fails to fix tripping and slipping hazards such as loose rugs and spills, he can be held liable in court for the injuries that his negligence caused.
So, if you were injured in a slip or fall, and you believe that someone else may be at fault, please contact the attorneys at Lei Jiang Law Firm for a free consultation. We work hard and fight for our clients’ rights. We will invest all of the time, energy, and money necessary in getting you the justice that you deserve. And you do not need to pay attorney fees. We don’t get paid until you get paid!