According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), there are over 8 million falls in the U.S. annually that result in visits to the emergency room. About 1 million of those are slip and fall accidents. In addition, the CDC notes that falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for adults aged 65 and older.

A slip, trip, or fall can be an embarrassing incident for anyone, but it’s much worse when it leads to serious injury or death. In some cases, slipping, tripping, or falling can occur in the home or at the workplace. However, you may also slip, trip, or fall in a public or commercial space.

When this happens, you might feel like it’s your fault, but if business owners were aware or should have been aware of the danger and did nothing to ensure your safety, you may have a case for compensation. An experienced slip and fall lawyer can help fight to receive a fair settlement.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Slip and Fall

Should I Hire a Slip or Trip Lawyer?

Possibly. It’s easy to blame yourself for a slip and fall accident, but it may be due to the negligence of others. The dedicated attorneys at The Ruth Law Team have the knowledge and experience to determine whether you have a case. We can help you fight for fast and fair compensation, so you can… read more?

What’s the Cost to Hire a Slip Attorney?

When you choose The Ruth Law Team to represent you, you won’t pay us a dime out of pocket. We know how stressful it is when you’re trying to recover from an injury, especially if you’re unable to work. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis. If we reach a settlement on your… read more?

What Should I Do After a Slip, Trip, or Fall incident?

After any accident that leaves you injured, the first thing you should do is seek medical care. If possible, you’ll want to gather some information at the scene, including photos of the area and contact information for workers and witnesses. Look around to see what caused your fall. Is there liquid on the ground? Poor… read more?

Our Slip and Fall Case Results

$145,000

Parking Lot Trip and Fall

Our cilent tripped and fell on uneven pavement in a parking lot, resulting in a fractured ankle, surgery, and ongoing rehabilitation.
$300,000

Victim Suffers Fracture After Slip & Fall

Verdict for slip and fall victim at shopping mall when cleaning crew failed to mark wet areas – fracture and surgery.
$1,000,000

Verdict in Nursing Home Resident Death

$1,000,000 recovered for a quadriplegic in nursing home who developed enormous pressure sores on her hips which became severely infected and led to her death.
$205,000

Woman Fractures Femur in Restaurant

Our client was at a restaurant when a mouse fell from above and dropped into her purse, startling the woman and causing her to fall on the floor. The fall resulted in a fractured femur and multiple stapes. We settled her case for $205,000.
$262,500

Victim Suffers Infection After Hip Replacement

Settlement obtained for victim admitted to the hospital following infection in recently replaced hip. While in the hospital he was not appropriately turned and re-positioned and he developed a large bedsore on his back which reached down to the bone.
$14,300,000

Verdict to Parents for Wrongful Death of Son

We fought for parents of a car crash victim with a jury verdict for wrongful death of their son.
$300,000

Victim Suffers Fracture After Slip & Fall

Verdict for slip and fall victim at shopping mall when cleaning crew failed to mark wet areas – fracture and surgery.
$650,000

Victim Dies from Sealant Fumes

Settlement for the family of a victim who died after inhaling fumes from a sealant product produced and sold nationally. The product is known to cause serious injury and death but no warnings and no recall was issued.
$250,000

Resident Neglected & Develops Bedsores

Recovery for nursing home resident. The nursing home’s negligence caused bedsores on back and heels which became infected.
$19,500,000

Tobacco Trial Verdict

Our firm, along with co-counsel, earned a $19.5 million total verdict in Pasco County against a big tobacco company on behalf of a family who lost a wonderful husband and father to smoking-related illness.
$292,500

Hospital Patient Develops Bedsores

Settlement recovery for hospital victim who developed bedsores on his back while a patient in the hospital.
$145,000

Parking Lot Trip and Fall

Our cilent tripped and fell on uneven pavement in a parking lot, resulting in a fractured ankle, surgery, and ongoing rehabilitation.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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Common Causes of Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

Slipping, tripping, or falling is not uncommon. Neither are injuries resulting from these accidents. Even falling a short distance can result in injuries such as:

Whether you slip on a spill or trip over boxes carelessly left in a store aisle, the result could be an injury that requires medical attention and puts your life on hold. You might think you could have avoided the incident, but if negligence is to blame, the accident might not be your fault.

There are all kinds of conditions that precipitate slips, trips, and falls. These could serve as grounds for a premises liability case. Some of the most common causes include:

When staff members knew or should have known about such conditions and they were not addressed, the responsible party must answer for any accident and injury that results. An experienced trip and slip lawyer from The Ruth Law Team can help you to recover damages that are necessary to pay your medical bills, cover missed work, and account for other injury-related expenses.

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The last thing you need after you’ve suffered a slip and fall injury is an uphill battle against powerful insurance companies. The Ruth Law Team is here to help. Call us today at (888) 783-8378, contact us online, or reach out through the live chat feature on our website to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll help you learn more about the ways you can secure the compensation you deserve.

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