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Slip and Fall Lawyer

It may surprise many people to know that one of the most common sources of serious injuries is a simple fall. Some groups are more at risk than others, and winter weather can make the risk of a fall greater. But fall injuries can happen to anyone and they are common in any season.

The widespread nature of fall injuries could simply be because of the way this risk is widespread. Literally everyone who walks runs or even just stands can be at risk for a fall injury. And while we associate a fall injury mostly with the elderly and infirmed, or with people working in traditionally dangerous jobs, nobody is truly immune to the dangers of a fall. Even people using wheelchairs can be at risk to the dangers of a fall caused by slipping on an unexpected hazard that pops up in a place it shouldn’t be. 

And whether we’re talking about elderly people who simply lose their balance, customers who slip on a grape (more common than banana peels believe it or not) in the produce department of the grocery store, or a worker who slips and falls on an icy sidewalk while walking into work on a winter morning, the potential for injury is great.

Part of this is because a fall is unexpected and uncontrolled. People hit their heads because their feet suddenly are out from underneath them, or they try to break their fall and end up breaking their arm or wrist instead. And then there are cases where someone accidentally slips and injures themselves not by hitting the ground but by twisting and straining their backs knees or necks while trying not to fall in the first place.

But whatever the injury and whatever the cause of the fall, anyone injured when they’ve fallen or slipped should seek the counsel of a slip and fall lawyer. By seeking legal advice, someone with an injury caused by falling can find out if they can expect help meeting the financial burdens of seeking medical care for their injuries.

If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall incident, the first thing you need to worry about is getting the proper medical care you’ll need to make a full recovery. And whether the fall took place at your home, at a business, or even on a public sidewalk, there should be insurance coverage, beyond your own personal health insurance, to cover the costs of treating your injuries. A slip and fall lawyer can help you deal with these insurers, and they can help you understand all your options for getting relief from this unwanted financial burden.

Depending on the location and circumstances of your fall, you could even be due a considerable amount of financial compensation for your pain and suffering. This might include significant compensation beyond any medical bills, and when injuries are caused by negligence, settlements tend to be even larger.

Whatever your situation, a professional slip and fall lawyer can help make sure you get the best possible settlement.

If you or a loved one is in need of a professional Slip and Fall Lawyer,  Long Island Law is there for you.

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