Slip & Fall Attorneys in Hartford
Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable
Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time and in any place. Though the very young and very old are most susceptible to these kinds of falls, no one is immune from injury after a trip, slip, or fall. While a simple fall may not seem serious, slip and fall accidents can lead to devastating injuries—no matter your age or health. Falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits, accounting for approximately eight million emergency room visits in the United States every year.
Though many people blame themselves for these kinds of injuries, property owners and businesses have a legal obligation to create a safe environment for those who visit or those the owner invites onto the property. Hazardous conditions that cause someone to get hurt may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. If you suffered a slip and fall injury in Connecticut because of another person’s careless or negligent actions, you deserve compensation. The Hartford slip and fall attorneys at Goff Law Group can provide you with experienced representation in your claim.
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Common Slip & Fall Injuries
Slip and falls can result in a wide variety of injuries; among the most common are soft tissue injuries, such as minor sprains, torn tendons, and damaged ligaments. These can be more difficult to prove in court than other types of injury cases because they are not outwardly visible. Some people do not realize they suffered a soft tissue injury until days or weeks after the incident.
Additionally, many slip and fall accidents involve the victim hitting his or her head. While some falls result in concussions, which usually heal on their own, any head injury can be extremely serious. If you or a loved one hit their head after falling and there is swelling or bleeding, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible to ensure that there is no serious internal damage.
Minor falls can result in cuts and abrasions. Though they can look severe, cuts and abrasions usually heal relatively quickly and do not require extensive medical treatment. However, cuts can appear on top of more serious injuries such as broken bones and tears, so if you experience excessive pain you should see a doctor.
Similar to head injuries, spinal cord injuries can change your life, sometimes resulting in paralysis. They almost always need immediate medical attention. Treatment for spinal cord injuries can be extremely expensive; if you or a loved one suffered spine injuries as a result of slipping and falling, it’s important that you work with an experienced attorney who can help you seek fair compensation.
Another common slip and fall injury is broken bones, or fractures. The necessary treatment for broken bones varies greatly. Some broken bones heal on their own and some need surgery. The period immediately after the break is vital, as swelling can make it more severe. It is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
When to Pursue a Slip & Fall Injury Claim
A property owner’s negligence should not cause you financial losses. However, not everyone who falls in a store, in a parking lot, on a sidewalk, or in someone’s home has legal grounds to file suit, so discuss your case with one of our attorneys. Our Hartford slip and fall attorneys will help determine where the fault lies.
When an accident happens, report the incident to management or the owner immediately and seek medical care. Be sure to keep all medical records and take pictures if you are able. If negligence played a part in your accident and a property owner could have foreseen such an eventuality, then you likely have a claim. The team at Goff Law Group is dedicated to helping slip and fall victims in Connecticut recover fair compensation for the injuries.