HOW OFTEN DO SLIP AND FALL INJURIES OCCUR IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES?
Jan. 17, 2022
Being injured is never fun. It can be taxing, painful, and can take you a very long time to recover. When you are involved in something like a slip and fall accident, it can be even harder to deal with. If do need to take time off of work to recover or you have immense medical bills, a settlement can help.
What is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury is any injury that happens to a person rather than to property or to an object. When a personal injury is reported, it is the burden of the person filing a claim to prove that the injury was the result of the negligence of another person or something that they did. Personal injury cases are more common than you might imagine and they can be very painful, very traumatizing and they can even make it so that you have to take time off of work to recover.
The main contention of a personal injury case is that it does need to be the fault of another person or the negligence of another person. Say for instance a safety measure was ignored, this may lead to slip and fall injuries.
How Often are Slip and Fall Injuries Reported?
Personal injury cases are more common than you might imagine, and a great deal of them are slip and fall or fall accidents. Around 25% of all personal injury cases are slip and fall injuries. This means that one-fourth of the cases that are reported are actually slip and fall cases. So, what is a slip and fall? It is just what it sounds like. Someone slips or falls in a store or a public place and they are injured.
These accidents can be the result of something being on the floor, something in the way, or some other obstruction that makes it difficult for the individual to walk and that caused the accident. In many cases, you can get settlements that can be used for things like paying off your medical bills, paying off the continuing care bills, and even paying for your routine bills if you have to take time off of work. It is important to take the time to talk with your lawyer if you have one and find out what sort of compensation you might be entitled to.