Common Injuries That Come from Slipping and Falling
Each year in the U.S., millions of people experience a fall that causes bodily injury. In fact, more than eight million emergency room visits result from falls each year, the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) reports. The majority of these falls stem from falls on the same level compared to falls from an elevation. Slip-and-fall injuries can be painful, disabling and expensive to treat. In some cases, they can even lead to death.
For those who suffer a slip and fall, consulting with an Atlanta slip-and-fall injury lawyer is very important. In many situations, you can recover money after a slip and fall, either from your employer or from the property owner or person/company responsible for maintaining the property.
At Millar & Mixon, LLC, our experienced attorneys have been representing those injured in fall accidents since 1995. We can put our decades of legal experience to work for you. Give us a call today at 404-620-4301 or contact us using our online form today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Different Types of Atlanta Slip and Fall Injuries
When you slip and fall down, the impact of the fall on your body is going to vary, depending upon many different factors. Your age plays a major role. The elderly are more likely to be seriously hurt as a result of a fall accident than those who are younger and stronger. The surface upon which you fall and the way in which you land are also factors in how seriously you are injured in a slip and fall.
Although almost any type of injury can occur, some of the most common injuries that result from slips and falls include:
These are just a few of the common injuries that can occur as a result of a slip and fall. Unfortunately, death is also a very real possibility. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, for example, indicates that 108 workers died in 2011 as a result of trips, slips or other falls on the same level.
Obtaining Compensation After an Atlanta Slip and Fall Injury
When you suffer any type of fall injury, it is important to seek legal assistance from an Atlanta slip-and-fall lawyer. You may be entitled to make a workers’ compensation claim or to file a personal injury lawsuit. To file a workers’ comp claim, you’ll need to show the fall happened at work, but you will not need to show negligence.
To make a personal injury claim, on the other hand, you’ll need to show that the property owner or person responsible for the property knew of some defect (or should have known of some defect) in the property, had time to warn you about it or correct it and failed to do so. You’ll also need to show that the danger wasn’t open and obvious.
At Millar & Mixon, LLC, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to give you the best chance of recovering compensation. We’ve been representing fall victims since 1995. We can help you to gather evidence and find expert witnesses to testify on your behalf. Although we can work to negotiate settlements, we are also always ready to go to trial to protect your rights.
Contact an Atlanta Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer Today
The Atlanta slip-and-fall injury lawyers of Millar & Mixon, LLC help those throughout Georgia who have been hurt in a fall to get justice. We offer free consultations to fall victims, and we represent victims of slip-and-fall accidents on a contingent fee basis. You pay only if we win your case and secure compensation for you. To schedule your free consultation, use our online contact form or call us today at 404-620-4301.