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There is a tendency for people to try and minimize their injuries and damages after they slip, trip or fall. Some do this because they are embarrassed; others do it because they don’t think that such an accident should be very serious.
However, it is important to understand that all falling accidents have the potential to be severe and quite painful. In fact, they are the leading cause for hospital emergency room visits in the U.S., according to statistics.
Numerous types of damages can result from a serious falling accident. These damages include:
Any person is at risk of falling in unsafe areas or as a result of a dangerous condition. These conditions include:
In addition to hazardous conditions and negligent property management, certain factors can put people at an increased risk of being seriously injured in a slip-and-fall. These factors include:
After any type of falling accident, it is crucial to seek medical attention and discuss potential legal claims with an attorney. Even if a fall seems minor, your injuries could be worse than you first realize, and you should not have to pay the price for a serious accident resulting from another person’s negligence.