Injuries from a trip and fall, like most accidents, generally happen when you least expect it, and you may experience a trip and fall in any number of places. The personal injury attorneys at Thompson Legal, P.A. have represented individuals who have tripped and fallen in parking lots, over parking stops, at school, at the airport, in holes in the grass, down stairs in a condominium, on a dock, off a ladder, off of a roof, at major convenience stores, in playgrounds, and in the mall.
Injuries from a Trip and Fall can be Serious
Injuries sustained from trip and falls can be catastrophic and can include:
- Broken and Fractured Bones;
- Spinal Injuries;
- Twisted and Sprained Ankles;
- Chipped Teeth;
- Scarring; and
- Facial Lacerations.
One of the main hurdles to overcome when it comes to a trip and fall is establishing liability, or that the reason you fell was the result of someone else’s negligence. Establishing liability when it comes to a trip and fall is no simple matter, and hiring the services of a personal injury attorney to make a claim for the injuries you sustained as the result of a trip and fall may lead to the best result.
Although you may have sustained severe injuries as the result of a trip and fall, you will need to establish that another individual, or more likely entity, was at fault or negligent. Insurance companies will use any excuse they can dream up to deny your claim. One of the most common defenses is an allegation that the defect or condition that caused you to trip and fall was “open and obvious.” This means that the property owner or insurance adjuster is alleging that it was your fault that you tripped and fell because you should have noticed what caused you to fall prior to the fall. For example, if you are walking down a sidewalk in a strip mall, and you trip and fall over an electrical extension cord, they will allege that you should have seen the electrical cord and simply stepped over it. A personal injury attorney can help articulate your argument as to the cause of a trip and fall, and negotiate the position of liability with the person adjusting the claim.
What about your Medical Bills?
If you are injured as the result of a trip and fall, and you seek medical treatment to treat these injuries, you will undoubtedly incur medical expenses. These medical expenses are additional damages you have suffered. If you have health insurance, your health insurance may cover some of your expenses. However, if you settle your claim, or obtain a verdict from a jury, you will likely have to pay back a portion, or all, of the medical expenses that your health insurance company paid on your behalf. An experienced personal injury attorney can negotiate this lien to a lower amount on your behalf, putting more money in your pocket at settlement.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
The personal injury attorneys at Thompson Legal, P.A. have years of experience negotiating with property owners, insurance adjusters, and attorneys representing those whose negligence led to a trip and fall. We handle trip and fall cases on a contingency basis, meaning there is no up front fee to hire Thompson Legal, P.A. to represent you, and we only get paid if there is a recovery. Thompson Legal, P.A. will also pay the costs of your personal injury case up front, which can be expensive. If you are in need of an attorney to represent you for injuries you sustained as the result of a trip and fall, call Thompson Legal, P.A. today!