Whenever you visit a public space here in Greenwood, you have a right to assume that you will be safe. But sadly, this doesn’t always happen. When property managers and owners don’t make responsible choices, people sometimes get hurt.
Slip and fall cases happen each and every day and can happen anywhere. Contacting a Greenwood slip and fall attorney is your best chance at recovering compensation in the event of an accident.
The attorneys here at Hensley Legal Group have seen many different types of slip and fall cases and are confident we can help. If you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to listen. Call us at 317-472-3333, chat with us online, or use the contact form. We’ll do everything in our power to provide the best legal advice possible.
Senior citizens are more likely to sustain serious injuries in a fall
Absolutely anyone can suffer from a slip and fall accident, but studies show that elderly people are more likely to fall in the first place and also suffer more serious injuries in the fall.
The National Floor Safety Institute says that, “For people aged 65-84 years, falls are the second leading cause of injury-related death; for those aged 85 years or older, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death.”
These days, many elderly people stay active and lead very fulfilling lives. Wet floors and broken floor boards can be dangerous for anyone in a public setting, but neglecting to maintain a property puts their lives in danger.
Everyone deserves to feel safe in public places without worrying about sustaining serious injuries. Property managers and owners have a legal responsibility to maintain safety on the premises so that no one slips and falls.
Slip and fall cases can result in life-altering injuries
Sometimes slip and fall cases don’t result in anything more than a bruise. But other times, they can cause very serious injury or even death.
The World Health Organization reports that 37.3 million falls that require medical attention occur each and every year. Furthermore, the WHO says that, “Globally, falls are responsible for over 38 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life years) lost each year, and result in more years lived with disability than transport injury, drowning, burns and poisoning combined.”
In other words, even if a person doesn’t die in a fall, they may sustain life-altering injuries that require long-term medical care. Hospital bills aren’t at all cheap and many people don’t have enough money in reserve to handle major emergency costs like this. This is where a Greenwood slip and fall attorney can help.
When you trust our team to help with your case, you can rest easy knowing that we are hard at work and doing everything in our power to fight for your right to compensation.
Our attorneys will collect evidence to help prove your claim in court. This includes documentation such as witness statements, medical records, police reports, and more. Your personal injury attorney will rely on their extensive knowledge of the law to get the case to go your way.
What kind of compensation could you recover through a slip and fall case?
As previously noted, a slip and fall case could dramatically alter your life. If you sustain permanent injuries from your slip and fall case because of someone else’s negligence,, you could almost certainly expect to receive compensation. Types of damages that could be awarded are as follows:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost potential earning power
- Pain and suffering
At the end of the day, each case is different and our team knows that. If you want to maximize your chance of receiving damages, it’s important to be fully transparent with your attorney. The team at Hensley Legal Group has the experience and know-how to get the money you truly deserve. Don’t settle for anything less.
Get in touch with us today and let’s talk about your case
When you hire a slip and fall attorney from Hensley Legal Group, you can rest easy knowing that you’re in great hands. Our team operates on a contingency basis, which means you don’t owe us any money at all unless we win your case. That’s part of our commitment to excellent client service.
Our attorneys vow to go above and beyond to do what it takes to win your case. We won’t promise any outcome, but we will do everything in our power to help do what’s best for you.
When you’re ready to talk about your case, we will be here. Please call us at 317-472-3333, chat with us online, or send us a message through the contact form. You can trust us to handle your case with the utmost care.