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Slip-And-Fall Accidents Archives

How do property owners defend against slip-and-fall claims?

Slipping, tripping and falling can be upsetting, especially when it happens in the middle of a store or other public place. In many cases, the only damage done is a bruised ego or the pang of embarrassment. However, in other cases, these accidents can result in painful, serious injuries that require medical treatment.

Who is liable for my slip-and-fall accident?

Falling accidents have the potential to be very serious and cause painful long-term injuries. In the span of just a few seconds, your life and mobility can change dramatically. With this in mind, it is wise to consider taking legal action against the party responsible for a slip-and-fall accident so that you can pursue compensation for all the damages suffered.

A one-time slip or fall can cause a lifelong injury

A slip or trip and fall can happen at any time. We venture that nearly everyone in West Virginia has a personal story about how they once took an unexpected tumble. Maybe it resulted in a bruise or a sprained ankle. If it was more serious, you might have suffered a broken bone or traumatic brain injury. The worst-case scenario might be one in which an elderly loved one falls and breaks a hip. At least one study indicates a hip break increases the risk of early death in older women.

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