Common Slip and Fall Injuries
The Cape Cod slip and fall attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III vigorously represent people who have been injured on the property of other people and businesses. We know how painful a slip and fall can be, and we understand the stress and uncertainty that can come with trying to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from an accident. Our premises liability lawyers are dedicated to helping victims get back on their feet by fighting for full compensation from defendants and their insurers. We have an impressive record of obtaining strong results for the people who have enlisted our services.Injuries Arising from a Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and falls may happen in a wide variety of ways, including when a person slides on a slippery sidewalk, trips in a cluttered retail store aisle, or stumbles down a staircase equipped with a malfunctioning handrail. They are usually unexpected, which means that a person injured in a slip and fall typically does not have much time to brace themselves for the tumble. This is one reason why these accidents often cause serious injuries and may even result in death.
Here are some of the most common injuries in slip and fall accidents:
Sprains, strains, and pulled muscles or ligaments: Bracing yourself for a fall may result in stretching muscles in unexpected ways, twisting an ankle, or spraining a wrist as you try to stop yourself from hitting the ground.
Broken bones: The impact of your hands and arms on a hard surface, like a parking lot or grocery store floor, may cause fractures and broken bones.
Shoulder injuries: Shoulder separation or dislocation may also occur if your arms are jarred as you hit the ground.
Head, neck, back, and spine injuries: These are some of the more serious injuries associated with slip and fall accidents. They include traumatic brain injuries – as a result of your head striking a hard surface – and often have life-long effects.
A person who has been injured in a slip and fall accident has a right to seek compensation for their harm. They generally sue the person or entity that owns the property on which the accident occurred. State law requires property owners to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. It also obligates an owner to warn visitors of any hazards on the property – like slick surfaces, shaky steps, and broken handrails – of which the owner knows or should know through reasonable inspection.
The damages available in these cases typically include compensation for medical bills, lost income, the costs of future treatment and therapy, and pain and suffering. In some situations, the family of a person injured in a slip and fall may also seek “loss of consortium” damages to compensate them for the loss of the victim’s companionship, support, love, and guidance.Discuss Your Slip and Fall Case with a Cape Cod Attorney
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have nearly 150 years of combined legal experience representing clients in slip and fall and other personal injury cases. Our Cape Cod slip and fall lawyers are seasoned professionals who take pride in carefully guiding victims through the legal process. We offer free consultations at offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, and we can also visit you at your convenience to discuss your options. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an injury attorney. Nós Falamos Português.