Are You Suffering From A Slip and Fall Accident?
Most people don’t think twice about the safety of a storefront sidewalk, a grocery store aisle, or a stairwell in their apartment building. Whether a person is at work, shopping at a store, or spending time at a residence, if the property is not adequately constructed or maintained, slip and fall accidents can occur. They may result in injury and even death.
Slip and fall accidents in Rhode Island are most common during the winter season, as wet, snowy conditions present hazards, including icy sidewalk accidents and other injuries. However, trip and fall injuries can happen at any time of year, especially if floors are wet, or when hazardous or poorly repaired stairways aren’t properly built or maintained.
The owner of property, and/or a person or business in charge of maintaining property, may be held legally accountable if a hazardous condition results in an injury. Obviously not all falls are someone else’s fault, but a duty is owed to maintain property in a reasonably safe condition.
Experienced Rhode Island Slip and Fall Attorney
If you’ve suffered a fall due to someone else’s negligence in Rhode Island, Connecticut or Massachusetts Marasco & Nesselbush can provide the quality legal counsel and representation you need to obtain the full compensation you deserve. We offer trusted legal care from a Providence slip and fall lawyer that knows how to handle even a difficult accident claim. We also have offices in South Kingstown, Warwick, Woonsocket, New London, Lawrence, and Quincy.
Sample Slip & Fall Injury Settlements – Moderate Injuries and Losses
- $21,000.00 – Ankle sprain
- $8,500.00 – Lumbar strain
- $10,000.00 – Thoracic sprain/strain
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Contact us now for a free review of your case and advice about your legal rights.
Slip and Fall Accident Injuries
Trip and fall accidents are more common and more serious than most people think. Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) at 35.2 percent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of brain injuries suffered by children up to age 14 and about 61 percent of all brain injuries suffered by adults age 65 years and older are attributed to fall accidents.
Depending on the conditions surrounding the accident, a person may suffer serious injuries, including the following:
Consequences of a Fall Injury
Slip and fall injuries often lead to extensive hospital stays; long-term medical care and treatment; months, if not years, of physical therapy; time away from work; and even psychological challenges such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.
When a trip and fall accident is caused by another person’s negligence or a property owner’s carelessness, the injured person and his or her family may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and generally the impact that the fall has had on their life.
Children and Falls
Based on data provided by the CDC, falls are the main cause of non-fatal injuries for all children up to age 19. About 8,000 children each day suffer serious fall-related injuries that require trips to an emergency room. Approximately 2.8 million children every year visit emergency rooms due to fall-related injuries.
Older Adults and Falls
Every year one in three adults age 65 and older are involved in a fall accident. Approximately 20 to 30 percent experience injuries which present significant difficulty for mobility or living independently and increase the risk of premature death. In 2009, emergency departments treated 2.2 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults, and more than 582,000 of these patients required hospitalization.
Our Providence Lawyers Can Help with Your Slip and Fall Claim
The experienced team of premises liability lawyers at Marasco & Nesselbush are committed to obtaining social, personal, and economic justice for our clients. This includes achieving compensation for the many physical, psychological, and financial consequences of a slip and fall accident.
As Rhode Island’s premier personal injury law firm, we have the legal experience and resources to hold negligent parties and their insurance companies accountable for their actions and to get you the slip and fall compensation you deserve. To learn more about how we can protect your rights, or to request a free, confidential case consultation, fill out the contact form on this page for a free consultation.