Slip & Fall Accidents
Were You Seriously Injured After Falling?
Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common causes of injuries for elderly people in the United States, causing countless serious injuries and hospital visits every year. When living in your own home, it’s very easy to keep the general walkways clear of debris and potential slipping hazards like spills. However, if you’re living in a nursing home or assisted care facility, keeping those areas clear and safe isn’t quite as easy. If you were seriously injured in a slip and fall accident in one of these facilities, it may be in your best interest to seek legal advice.
Call our offices at (855) 997-9319 to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer today.
At Hare Wynn, we understand the damage a serious slip and fall accident can cause. If you were seriously injured because someone failed to properly address a hazard, you may be able to take legal action to secure the compensation you need to cover any damages you may have incurred. Reach out to our experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyers today to discuss your options, and begin planning the next steps you need to take.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
While anyone can suffer a serious injury after slipping and falling, senior citizens are especially at risk for a number of reasons, including a greater likelihood of brittle bones, slower recovery time, slower reaction time, and more. Some of the most common hazards that could cause you to slip and fall include:
- Wet floors
- Damaged sidewalks
- Poorly designed or damaged parking areas
- Broken or damaged stairs and stairwells
- Cluttered hallways
- Snow and ice buildup in common walking areas
According to statistics provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hundreds of thousands of injuries caused by falls occur in nursing homes every year – however, the real number may be even higher, since the CDC believes that countless falls go unreported. These injuries account for more than 35 percent of all potentially preventable hospital visits from nursing home patients every year, and these injuries often result in new or aggravated disabilities, a decline in motor function, and a reduced overall quality of life.
Contact Hare Wynn Today
If you were seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you deserve. At Hare Wynn, we have secured billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest judgment against an individual in United States history. We understand what it takes to fight for and secure the legal outcome you need. Call us at (855) 997-9319 to speak with one of our Kentucky personal injury attorneys over the phone, or fill out our online form today to schedule a free consultation.