It’s a bit strange to think that statistically speaking, you or a loved one are incredibly likely to be the victim of a Denver slip and fall accident at some point in your lives. They happen all the time in any number of places. The strange thing is that when people think of a slip and fall, they may think of maybe a bruised rib or tailbone, which is obviously uncomfortable and painful, but they don’t realize just how serious a slip and fall accident can be.
Say you’re at the mall and there’s a leak from a pipe near a stairway you’re about to go down. No one noticed the leak, there’s no sign to warn you or any other guests that the floor may be slippery, and you slip your way down the stairs. You could easily wind up with broken bones, a concussion, worse than that, a traumatic brain injury, or worse yet, depending on how quickly you fell and how you landed, you could die from the incident. It’s happened before, it’ll happen again, and we hope it doesn’t happen to you or anyone in your life.
However, as we noted, statistically speaking, it’s incredibly likely that you’ll be involved in a slip and fall accident at some point in your life, and when you are, you’ll need a Denver personal injury lawyer by your side to protect your rights and seek the compensation you may be entitled to. Medical bills can pile up quickly, and there’s no reason you should need to suffer your injuries and sky-high medical treatment costs looming over your head.
Additionally, from a “simple” slip and fall accident, you could lose out on wages since you may not be able to work due to your injuries. Your injuries also may never truly heal, as can be the case with traumatic brain injuries. Even a lesser concussion can impart months-long lasting effects that negatively impact your life. You may also need physical therapy if your injuries are severe enough, say in the case of fractures.
We hope you’re never in a slip and fall accident, but if you are, we’ve compiled a quick checklist to make sure you get the help you need and are able to protect yourself from potential insurance agents of the liable parties looking to place the blame on you.
- Make sure you’re okay. Call for medical assistance, you may be concussed, even if you don’t feel any other physical pain.
- Document the accident and get any witness testimonial that you can. Pictures, videos, audio recordings, anything that helps set the scene and explain how you were injured.
- Report the accident to the landlord, store owner, or property owner and get everything you can in writing.
- Do not answer any questions without a Denver personal injury attorney representing you.
- Contact a Denver personal injury attorney to represent you and determine if you have a case.
Slip and fall accidents are incredibly dangerous and serious. You could face thousands in medical bills and be out of work; you could lead a diminished life due to your injuries. Be careful, keep your wits about you, and contact our offices to speak with a Denver personal injury attorney if you’re ever injured.