Slip and fall accidents happen every day. Many of them are minor, but not all. Tripping over a loose floorboard, a rolled-up carpet, an electrical cord or on a faulty ladder can cause major, life-changing injuries. In fact, one in five falls results in serious injuries such as broken bones, fractures and head injuries.

To recover from a slip and fall caused by someone else's negligence and avoid debt, it’s important to seek compensation for your injuries. Money for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages can be obtained through an insurance claim or civil lawsuit.

Our lawyers at In Case of an Accident provide you with legal advice and support in slip and fall injury cases. Contact us - the consultation is free and confidential!

Slip and fall statistics in the U.S.


More than one million people in the U.S. end up in the emergency room for treatment of slip and fall injuries each year, but not everyone has to visit hospitals. Statistics show that, on average, one person falls every 17 minutes in the U.S. That's about 27,000 falls every day.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are also one of the leading causes of unintentional death in the U.S.

If you’re injured in a slip and fall accident due to someone else's negligence, our attorneys at In Case of an Accident can help you with your case.

Common places where slip and fall accidents occur

Accidents can occur in numerous locations and for various reasons. However, studies show that the danger is particularly high in places such as:

  • Sidewalks
  • Parking lots
  • Stairs
  • Escalators and elevators
  • Restaurants, supermarkets, shopping malls and other stores
  • Workplaces

Types of common slip and fall injuries

Here are some of the most common injuries, which are associated with slip and fall accidents due to dangerous property conditions.

  • Broken bones
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Head and brain injuries

What should you do after a slip and fall accident?

Although seeking medical attention should be your first priority, it’s also important to keep these tips in mind in the event of a slip or fall:

  • Thoroughly check your body for injuries.
  • Call 911
  • Request the contact info of witnesses
  • Report the accident locally
  • Take pictures
  • Request images from closed-circuit television cameras.
  • See a doctor to review your injuries
  • Contact a slip and fall attorney

What compensation can you claim for a slip and fall accident?

Damages that should be factored into the calculation of your compensation claim may include:

  • Medical bills and other health expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Potential loss of wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Compensation for pain and suffering resulting from severe injuries, as spinal cord injuries or emotional distress

Each slip and fall case is unique, which is why it’s important to consult with an experienced attorney to understand all the damages that you can claim.

Why is it important to hire a slip and fall lawyer?

It’s easy to underestimate the damage caused by a slip or fall. An attorney will examine the scene, analyze all possibilities and help determine exactly what caused the accident. They will also help gather all relevant information to prove that the opposing party was at fault, as well as negotiate a fair settlement.

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How much does an attorney at In Case of an Accident charge for filing your claim?

Our accident attorneys at In Case of an Accident charge contingency fees for their representation. This means that they only get paid if your claim is successful. If so, they will receive a percentage of the compensation they have won for you.

What are contingency fees?

Contingency fees are what personal injury accident attorneys are paid for the services they rendered as your legal representative. They’re only paid if your case has a favorable outcome, so the client pays nothing out of pocket. If successful, the attorney’s fee will be paid as a portion of the compensation the client receives.

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When a slip and fall accident occurs due to someone else's negligence, it’s important to know what can be done to claim compensation.

Here we share with you the most common questions that our slip and fall lawyers at In Case of an Accident are asked:

Negligence is when a person or party in an accident case fails to take an action, putting others at risk. This means that they failed to act as a responsible party would in the same circumstances, thus causing an injury. Negligence must be proven for an accident compensation claim to succeed.

In order for negligence to be proven in an accident claim, certain elements must exist:

  • A duty of care expected of the person responsible for the accident.
  • A breach of this duty of care.
  • Losses or damages to the plaintiff.
  • A link between the breach of the duty of care and the damages suffered.

To meet these requirements in your case, you should consult an experienced slip and fall lawyer who can support your claim.

When renting a property, there may be several situations that result in a tenant slipping or falling. In order to make a claim for compensation, the accident must have been caused by the "negligence" of the landlord or management of an apartment complex.

In these types of cases, it’s important to prove that the duty of "reasonable care" wasn’t met. This means that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition of the property in order to be held liable for the accident that caused your injuries.

The answer is yes, you can claim compensation from any property owner if you were injured by a slip and fall. The important thing is to prove that the owner knew about the dangerous condition.

The difficult part of these cases is that the claim may involve a friend, neighbor or family member. The relationship you have with the person could deteriorate because of the accident claim. You may not want to file the claim because it may hurt them or cause their insurance rates to increase. Therefore, it’s important that you consider carefully what you want to do.

Yes, if you can prove that your slip and fall injury was due to the negligence of your association, then you may file a lawsuit. In these types of cases, it’s important to have the help of an accident attorney who is an expert on how to get you compensation.

The legal term premises liability refers to the responsibility of a property owner to keep the property safe and maintained for visitors. When the owner or a manager fails to do this, or acts in a negligent manner, they may be held liable for an accident.

Negligence is a factor in many slip and fall accidents and must be proven in a claim for compensation.

If you slip or trip and fall in a business, you should do the following:

  1. Notify the supervisor or an employee.
  2. Request that emergency services be called to check you out and treat you if you’re injured.
  3. Complete a business incident report. You should describe what happened and the conditions at the premises that caused you to fall.
  4. Take photographs of the accident scene and document the evidence.
  5. Ask witnesses to the accident for their contact information, including name, phone number and address.

Yes. Sometimes property owners may not be able to completely remove the risk of an accident, such as when someone mops the floor. In these cases, a property owner has an obligation to warn visitors by posting "wet floor" signs. If they fail to place them in a place visible to visitors, they could be held liable for the accident that occurs and any injuries suffered.

In the winter, many streets across the country become covered with ice or snow, causing people to slip or fall and injure themselves if it’s not removed.

When ice or snow accumulates naturally, a property owner has no responsibility to remove it. But, if the owner decides to remove it and you slip or fall on an unnatural accumulation of ice or snow, then the owner may be liable for the accident and your injury.

These types of cases aren’t easy to prove, which is why you’ll need the knowledge, intelligence and expertise of an experienced slip and fall lawyer.

Sidewalks are the responsibility of the city. The government agency in charge has a duty to maintain them properly. If the city hasn’t taken care of sidewalk conditions, the city could be held liable for the accident.

In these types of cases, there are usually strict deadlines for filing a claim against the city, so it’s important to find an accident attorney who has experience in slip and fall lawsuits.

Every accident case is different and the amount of money that can be obtained depends on the characteristics of the case and the severity of the injuries.

The main factors that determine compensation are the cause of the accident and the type of injuries sustained. This means that people injured in slip and fall accidents can commonly recover compensation for medical expenses and loss of income.

The answer to this question depends on the complexity of the case and the severity of your injuries. There are cases that can be resolved in months and others that can take years. When people are injured, it’s common to wait until they reach maximum recovery from their injuries to know what effect the accident will have on their future, such as their ability to work.

The strength of a case depends on the specific facts about how it happened. This depends largely on the evidence and written documentation you have to prove facts and liability.

Consult a slip and fall lawyer to find out what to do to succeed in your claim and get fair compensation in your accident case.

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