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Slip & Fall

 

Slip & Falls are common

In recent years, slips or trips and falls have been the leading cause of hospital emergency room visits, accounting for more than 8 million visits each year, 21% of total visits.

 

Slip & Falls can be catastrophic

 

Injuries from slips or trips and falls range from minor bumps and bruises to head and brain injuries, fractures and sprains, skin and tissue wounds, injury to the spine and spinal cord, and even death.

 

  • Falls are the leading cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries in the United States.

  • Falls cause 95% of hip fractures in the United States.

  • The older an individual is, the more severe their injuries from a fall will likely be.

  • Many individuals have inadequate health insurance to cover the treatment they need after a fall.

 

Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo recognizes that each client’s circumstances are different and we build a case around the client and not just the client's diagnosis.

 

What duty do business and property owners have?

 

​Property and business owners have a duty to ensure the property is free of any dangerous conditions that may cause a slip or trip and fall.

 

This duty includes:

 

  • Clearing snow and ice

  • Properly maintaining sidewalks, streets and floors

  • Properly placing floor mats

  • Safe design and construction of stairs

  • Proper placement and stacking of objects and store displays

 

Failure to meet this duty puts the community at risk.

 

Who is responsible?

 

Determining who is responsible for a dangerous condition that caused a slip or trip and fall can be complex, particularly if the fall happened on commercial property or in a workplace setting. Further complicating matters, multiple parties may be responsible for the condition, including:

 

  • Property owner

  • Tenant

  • Snow removal contractors

  • Manager of business

  • Landlord

  • Municipality

  • Elevator company

  • Mass transit authorities

  • Utility companies

  • Cleaning companies

  • Maintenance companies

 

Compensation may be available for injuries that occur inside a business or a private residence, in or near apartment buildings, in parking lots, on sidewalks or on the street.

 

We will investigate all responsible parties and vigorously pursue a claim on the victim’s behalf. We may bring in experts such as engineers or accident reconstructionists to help us evaluate the causes of the fall and the liability of the defendants.

 

Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo obtains relief

 

Over more than five decades of combined experience in personal injury cases, we have won many significant awards and settlements for our clients, including:

 

  • For example, we won a $1.375 million settlement for our client who tripped and fell off a stage at a banquet facility, sustaining injuries to his ankle, knee and foot five surgeries.

 

Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo protects victims of slip or trip and falls

 

Many individuals have inadequate health insurance to cover the treatment they need after a fall. If a business or individual failed to meet their obligation of keeping their property safe, and someone was injured as a result, the injured person should be compensated.

 

Victims of a fall may be entitled to compensation for:

 

  • Past and future medical bills

  • Lost wages

  • Loss of future earning capacity

  • Pain and suffering

  • Mental distress

  • Embarrassment and humiliation

  • Physical impairment

  • Physical disfigurement

 

Documenting the incident

 

After a fall, the victim could be injured, upset, and disorientated. To the extent possible under the circumstances, it helps to take the following steps:

 

  • Seek medical attention.

  • Take photos of the scene of the fall.

  • Find someone to witness the dangerous condition.

  • Get contact information for any witnesses.

  • Write down details about the accident and the dangerous condition.

  • Look for surveillance cameras and tell the property owner to save the footage.

  • Contact an experienced attorney immediately.

 

Complex cases need experienced attorneys

 

Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo has represented victims of slip and falls for many decades. We are well known to the insurance companies and attorneys on the other side of these cases, and they know we fight for a maximum settlement to compensate the victim for all aspects of their injuries.

 

Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo offers free consultations to individuals who have been injured in a fall. We pride ourselves on fighting for each client’s rights, handling each case with dedication and care.

 

Contact us today to discuss any injuries that were caused by a slip or trip and fall. Let us give you the help you deserve.

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