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Get the Facts on How Common Premises Liability Accidents Are in the United States

Get the Facts on How Common Premises Liability Accidents Are in the United States If you have been injured in a premises liability accident, you might wonder: just how common is this type of injury? Keep reading to get statistics, but remember to contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation if someone else was at fault for your accident. You can contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.

Statistics on Premises Accidents

Statistics from the National Safety Council (NSC) show that more than nine million people visit the ER each year due to slip and fall accidents. Even worse, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of accidental death in the country.

Common Causes for Premises Accidents

It is entirely possible for a person to slip and fall due to their own negligence, but when the accident occurs on property that belongs to someone else, it is possible that the owner is at fault for the accident. Common examples include a property owner leaving debris on the floor, having wet floors without proper signage to warn about it, and not repairing uneven surfaces that the owner knows (or should know) could cause injury.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

When a person slips and falls, their entire body is exposed. As a result, they could suffer injury in many different ways and many types of injury. Examples include soft tissue injuries that affect their tendons, ligaments, and muscles, head injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, sprains and broken bones, and hip fractures.

Steps to Take if You Suffer a Premises Liability Accident

If you do suffer an injury in this type of accident, try to let the owner or supervisor of the property know before you leave. If possible, put it into writing. Then see a doctor as soon as you can. Even if you do not feel an immediate injury, some injuries resulting from this type of accident can take some time to show. This is why you need a full medical exam from your doctor.

After seeing the doctor, follow up on any treatment plans they suggest. If you choose not to, then you can count on the attorneys for the at-fault party arguing that you were not as injured as you claim you were or that your injury would not have been as serious if you had followed medical advice.

Then contact a personal injury attorney to find out what your legal options are. You can call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation. We can go over the basics to determine if you likely have cause for legal action.


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