Slip and Fall
If you are in a public place, you expect that place to be safe. You never expect your visit to the grocery store or coffee shop to put you at risk, but sometimes it does just that. If a business owner or property manager fails to properly maintain their property, including public walkways, the resulting hazards can cause you to slip and fall, possibly leading to severe injury.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in Baltimore, Maryland, the personal injury lawyers of The Yost Legal Group can help you fight for your right to compensation. Call or email us today for a free initial consultation.
Simple Fall, Serious Injury
Until you are injured, you may not understand the possible severity of a slip and fall accident. However, there are many potentially life-changing consequences of a slip and fall accident, including:
More than a quarter of all traumatic brain injuries (28%) result from falls, even more than car accidents. A slightly smaller percentage of spinal cord injuries are caused by falls (22%), but in persons over age 65, spinal cord injuries are most often caused by falls, and are often a consequence of nursing home neglect.
A Property Owner’s Responsibility
Slip and fall lawsuits are considered a category of premises liability because it is a property owner’s responsibility to ensure that his or her property is safe for all visitors. This is especially true if the owner invites you to their property for the purpose of conducting business. Property owners not only have a responsibility to quickly correct any known hazards, but to be vigilant for new or emerging hazards. If you suffered a serious personal injury due to a slip and fall that could have been prevented by appropriate vigilance, you may be eligible for compensation.
Compensation that May Be Available
If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, The Yost Legal Group will fight for your right to compensation. Forms of compensation for which you may be eligible include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages and diminished earning ability
- Physical therapy and occupational training
- Pain, suffering, and diminished quality of life
- The amount and type of compensation you may receive will depend on your individual circumstances.
If you suffered a serious injury as a result of a slip and fall accident, the Baltimore, Maryland personal injury lawyers of The Yost Legal Group stand ready to help you. Please contact us today for a free consultation at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529).