Phoenix Slip & Fall Attorney
Have You Been Injured in a Slip & Fall Accident?
Slip and fall accidents are a common occurrence in the United States – more than a million emergency room visits result from falls each year according to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI). When we think of slip and fall accidents, we may think of a slippery floor in a Phoenix grocery store, but the truth is slip, trip, and falls can happen anytime and anywhere. Seen more often in our precious elderly, these accidents can have devastating effects. You need legal guidance if you have been the victim of a personal injury. Contact the Phoenix Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers at the Law Offices of Joel W. Black, LLC. We can advise you if you have a legal claim for compensation and get your claim started on your behalf.
The Stunning Statistics
It is reported that slip and fall accidents account for approximately 15 percent of all accidental deaths in the United States, a statistic second only to motor vehicle accidents. It is plain to see that these accidents can be particularly serious, whether they occur at work, home, or on other public or private properties.
Some Other Quick Figures:
- 65% of fall-related injuries occur as a result of falls from same-level walking surfaces
- 50 percent of all accidental deaths at home are due to falls, most from the same level, not an elevation
- 20% of falls result in broken bones or a head injury
- Approximately one-third of adults over 65 falls each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The average slip and fall victim can suffer moderate to severe injuries such as bruises, hip fractures, head injury, or even death. Many victims miss time from work, accrue large medical bills and may even suffer injuries that require long-term medical treatment or care. Don’t let someone else’s negligent or careless act jeopardize your family’s future. A single incident can place undue hardship on your family and wipe out your savings, even if you have medical insurance. Insurance companies, including your own, are only interested in closing a medical claim for as little money as possible. They may try to offer you a lowball settlement in an effort to minimize what they pay out. Don’t settle for their cut-rate valuation of your claim. You may be legally entitled to more – possibly much more. That is why it is critical to get experienced legal guidance. Our Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help you get the medical treatment you need and to get you the compensation you deserve.
Proving Your Phoenix Slip and Fall Case
The standards for successfully claiming a personal injury are rather clear. The following four elements must be proven by the plaintiff (the person injured):
- Duty – The defendant owed a legal duty to the plaintiff under the circumstances;
- Breach – The defendant breached that legal duty by acting, or failing to act, in a certain way;
- Causation – It was the defendant’s actions (or inaction) that actually caused the plaintiff’s injury; and
- Damages – The plaintiff was harmed or injured as a result of the defendant’s actions.
How Joel W. Black Can Help You
If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident, not only are there strict components to proving negligence, there are statutes of limitations that may apply in your case. Our team of dedicated and compassionate attorneys understands personal injury law. We can help you determine the value of your case and begin the appropriate action for recovery. You may be entitled to compensation for your financial losses and physical suffering.
Contact Our Accident Lawyers Today
The Law Offices of Joel W. Black, LLC is conveniently located in Phoenix, AZ and we have been proudly serving injured victims since 2006. Our firm has over 50 years of combined experience and a successful track record for handling these types of cases for the residents of Arizona. If you were injured falling on someone else’s property or experience a slip and fall accident, call our firm at (602) 277-1393 as soon as possible to set up a free case evaluation.