Stroudsburg Slip & Fall Lawyer
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common ways people suffer injuries. This is because slips and falls can happen anywhere: indoors, outdoors, in public places, in private homes. This kind of accident can cause a victim to suffer a variety of injuries which can be fairly minor, like scratches and bruises, or severe to the point of disabling the victim for life. When a slip and fall happens because of a property owner’s failure to remove or repair hazards from his or her property, the property owner may be liable for the victim’s related damages. That is why you need to reach out to an experienced Stroudsburg slip & fall lawyer at the Needle Law Firm today.
What Causes Slips and Falls?
A slip and fall can occur when a victim cannot safely maintain his or her footing. Certain demographics, like small children and elderly individuals, face a higher fall risk.
Specific hazards inside and outside that can lead to slips and falls include:
- Broken steps;
- Broken handrails;
- Liquid spills;
- Uneven pavement;
- Unsecured carpets and wires; and
Slip and Fall Injuries
There are many ways you can be injured in a slip and fall. How you are injured depends on a few factors, like your age and fitness level, how you land, and whether you land on an object or simply on the ground.
Injuries you can sustain in a slip and fall include:
- Broken bones;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Cuts; and
- Spinal cord injuries.
These injuries can have long-lasting complications or put you at risk of developing additional conditions. For example, falling on broken glass and suffering a cut puts you at risk of developing an infection. Suffering a traumatic brain injury can leave you cognitively or physically disabled for life. You can also experience mental health challenges after being injured in a slip and fall, like depression or an anxiety disorder.
Pursuing Monetary Compensation for your Slip and Fall Damages
When you suffer a slip and fall injury because of a hazard on public or private property that the property owner knew or should have known about, you can pursue compensation for the following damages through a premises liability claim:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages; and
- Pain and suffering damages.
In your claim, you must effectively demonstrate how the property owner’s negligence directly caused you to suffer an injury and your specific financial damages. Your lawyer can help you demonstrate these facts through evidence like photographs of the accident scene, a copy of the official accident report, and copies of your medical bills and documentation of your lost and missed wages.
Our Team of Stroudsburg Personal Injury Lawyers is Here to Help You
The most effective way to file and pursue compensation for your slip and fall damages is to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer. To get started on your case with a member of our team, contact Needle Law Firm today to schedule your initial consultation in our office.