The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that in 2012, nearly 28,000 people in the U.S. died from falling. Slipping and falling is the third leading cause of accidental injury and accounts for approximately 9 million emergency visits every year.
A person over the age of 55 is four times more likely to be injured in a slip and fall accident than is a young person. Even so, all people are susceptible to being injured by falling. Some of the most common types of accidents include:
- Falling off ladders.
- Tripping over electrical cords.
- Falling down steps.
- Navigating store aisles filled with clutter.
- Tripping due to an uneven sidewalk.
- Tripping due to vegetation and other debris on the sidewalk.
- Slipping on liquids left on a floor.
Call a Virginia Beach slip and fall injuries attorney
Mark Favaloro is the founder of Favaloro Law Offices. He is a personal injury lawyer who has been fighting for his clients for more than 30 years. He has the experience and passion you need on your side while you focus on recovering from your injuries. If your slip and fall was caused by the negligence of another party for allowing a known dangerous condition to exist on their property, that party may be liable for your damages.
At Favaloro Law Offices, we take each case seriously. We recognize the many problems that arise from slip and fall injuries as well as the long term effects on both the injured person and family members. We do everything legally and ethically that can be done to maximize and accelerate the financial recovery.
We also are knowledgeable about comparative and contributory negligence and how insurers often try to use this as a way to deny benefits. We are experienced negotiators and, if it is in your best interest to settle the case before trial, we will work to see that you receive all the compensation to which you are entitled. On the other hand, we eagerly take cases to trial when we believe that is a better choice for our clients. Some of the damages which you may be able to collect include:
- Medical expenses for what you have currently spent as well as expenses that you are expected to incur in the future as a result of your injury.
- Lost wages for the time you are off work due to your injury.
- Lost earning capacity if you are unable to return to work.
- Cost of physical rehabilitation and job retraining.
- Pain and suffering.
We offer a free consultation where we will evaluate all the facts of your case and help you decide on the best way to proceed and to consider hat damages may be available to you based on your specific circumstances.