Spinal Cord Accidents: Slip and Fall
Approximately 10% of spinal cord injuries are the result of a fall. This percentage represents over 100,000 people each year. There are actually four different kinds of falling accidents. There is the slip and fall, which is when you slip on either the floor, loose flooring, or something spilled onto the floor, making it slick. There is the trip and fall, which is when a foreign object is in your path causing you to fall. There is step and fall, which is when there is an unexpected hole or collapse of the walking surface. Finally, there is stump and fall, which is when you hit an unexpected impediment. This could include uneven sidewalks or a raised floor board or door jam.
Have you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a slip or trip and fall? If so, our personal injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you need. Contact a personal injury lawyer in your area to review our case.
Causes of falls, trips and slips include:
The owner of the property where the accident occurs is financially responsible for your injuries. For example, having a raised floor board or a loose handrail and not fixing those items is being negligent.
A court may consider “comparative negligence.” This is a process of assigning a percentage of liability. For example, if you were injured due to tripping on a loose floor board, but you were rough housing at the time and not paying attention, the court may decide the owner is only 60% responsible for your injury. This means the owner may have to pay 60% of your total compensation amount.
If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a fall, our personal injuries attorneys are able available to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area to get started.