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Slip and Fall Accidents a Leading Cause of Injuries in the U.S.

Posted By Russ Purvis || 17-Jul-2012

Almost everyone has a friend of family member that has been injured due to a slip and fall. According to the National Safety Counsel, falls account for approximately 8.9 million emergency room visits per year. OSHA estimates the 70% of slip and fall accidents occur on level walking surfaces.

Every year thousands of Missourians suffer injuries from slip and falls that would not have occurred but for the fact that businesses or homeowners allowed conditions to exist that created a falling hazard. Most often such hazards result from one or more of the following circumstances: failing to keep flooring clean and dry; loose rugs or debris on the floor; improperly maintaining floors and parking lots; and, weather related conditions.

Often times, individuals that suffer injuries, due to the types of business or homeowner negligence described above, do not realize that they are entitled to seek compensation for their damages. Damages include not only medical bills, but also lost wages and pain and suffering. Even when a person makes a claim for injuries suffered due to a slip and fall, at a business, or someone’s home, they may be given information by the business, or an insurance carrier, that is not accurate, or that is simply not true.

No person injured due to a slip and fall should rely on the information supplied by a business or insurance carrier, when trying to determine if that person is entitled to monetary compensation. If you, or anyone you know, have suffered an injury due to a fall, contact the Montee Law firm. The Montee Law Firm has been handling slip and fall cases for decades, and we look forward to assisting you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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