According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), there are over 8 million falls in the U.S. annually(opens in a new tab) 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 focus on your recovery. ... 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 behalf, our fee is a percentage of the package. If we don’t recover compensation for you, we don’t get... 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 lighting? A hazard in the walkway? Take photos or ask someone to take photos... read more?

Our Slip and Fall Case Results

$900,000

Settlement for a Client Who Was Paralyzed after a Fall at a Motel

Our client fell down a flight of stairs at a motel that had been deemed unsafe during a prior inspection. Unfortunately, the fall resulted in extensive injuries including paralysis. Our… read more?
$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.
$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… read more?
$2,400,000

Compensation Awarded for Client After Medical Malpractice Incident

On behalf of our client and the client’s family, our firm worked diligently to ensure adequate compensation for a devastating incident of medical malpractice. Such results do not come easily,… read more?
$800,000

Nursing Home Resident Dies

$800,000 for our client who sustained numerous injuries while in a nursing home including infections, bedsores, falls and ultimately death. Our firm was able to successfully argue for punitive damages against the nursing home.
$900,000

Settlement for a Client Who Was Paralyzed after a Fall at a Motel

Our client fell down a flight of stairs at a motel that had been deemed unsafe during a prior inspection. Unfortunately, the fall resulted in extensive injuries including paralysis. Our… read more?

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

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At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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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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Contact Our Premise Law Attorney

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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About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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