Slip and fall lawyer in Martinsburg, WV, MD, and VA
Lawyers occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Slip, trip and fall cases
Slip and fall cases, slip, trip and fall, premises liability: sometimes they're called the Rodney Dangerfield of law suits...they don't get no respect! But they should! Slip and fall cases, premises liability, fall cases constitute the majority of general industry accidents. Second only to automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents accounted for 15% of all accidental deaths. Where a worker was working at an elevated height, fully 31% of all deaths were related to avoidable falls. Of all the slip, trip and fall accidents that occur, 5% result in a bone being fractured, the most common injury. Services, such as restaurants, amusement parks, retail, such as grocery stores, shopping areas account for 60% of all slip, trip and fall accidents. While we sometimes make light of a fall, injuries from falls are the primary cause of time lost from work. 22% of all falls result in more than 31 days of missed work for the victim. (Can you afford that?) Falls in retail/restaurants are the leading cause of non-fatal medically treated injuries in the United States. Each year, over 8,000,000 emergency room visits are due to slip, trip and fall accidents.
So, why are slip, trip and fall cases the butt of so much legal humor? Simply put, they are hard to win. If you asked a thousand trial attorneys if they had ever successfully tried a slip and fall case to a positive outcome, I suspect that you wouldn't hear a whole lot of noise.