Personal Injury Slip and Fall
Slip and falls are very common accidents that can be divided into two types of categories: same level or elevated. Same level falls are more common and usually involve a surface that is slippery or easy to fall on. This can lead to serious medical injuries, from back and spinal problems to broken limbs. An elevated fall occurs from a ladder or stairs and can lead to even more serious injuries of the same type. If you or someone you know has fallen and suffered injuries from the accident, Bloom Legal can help in getting you compensation for your injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention slip and fall injuries account for approximately 15% of job-related injuries. About 1 million Americans suffer slip and fall injuries each year with approximately 17,000 of these resulting in death.
Given the increase in construction and maintenance projects currently taking place in New Orleans and the surrounding areas, many potential hazards can present themselves in everyday life and have the potential of causing injury to the involved parties.
Slip and Fall Liability
While we are all responsible for being aware of our surroundings and watching where we are going, there are situations in which the negligence of a property owner or events beyond our control can cause us to sustain injuries.
The following are basic guidelines used to determine liability in Slip and Fall Cases. If one or more of these is true, you may stand to benefit from a Personal Injury Claim:
- The owner of the property or someone employed on that property caused a spill, or other hazardous spot or item to be underfoot.
- The owner of the property or someone employed on that property was aware of a hazard on the property but did nothing to take care of it.
- The owner of the property or someone employed on that property should have known about the hazard if they were engaged in reasonable upkeep and maintenance of the property.
The Bloom Legal Advantage
Whatever the circumstances surrounding your Slip and Fall claim (in New Orleans, Metairie, Gretna, Harvey or surrounding areas), Bloom Legal has the experience necessary to ask the right questions and take the necessary actions (including visiting the site of the accident, contacting and obtaining statements from witnesses, etc) to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for the pain and inconvenience which an injury can cause.
Call Bloom Legal today at 504-599-9997 or use the Contact form at the top left of this page to discuss how we can help fight for you claim.
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