Brad Pistotnik Law
Abogado El Toro

I need an attorney for a slip and fall accident

Fighting The Insurance Companies For Your Slip & Fall

Brad Pistotnik Law and the Bull Attorneys will fight the insurance company for your slip and fall injury accident.

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common type of injuries that occur in the United States each year. Most people don’t realize the seriousness of a slip and fall accident until it affects them or their families’ lives. The following is a list of statistics we have compiled from the Center for Disease Control, National Floor Safety Institute, National Safety Council, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Institute on Aging and other organizations that collect data on slip and falls which show the seriousness of this these types of accidents:

  • Slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million emergency room visits per year. This number represents 12% of all total fall accidents which exceeds 8 million hospital visits per year. This is substantially higher than even motor vehicle accidents
  • The average cost of medical bills related to a slip and fall accident is in excess of $30,000.00
  • 5% of all people who experience a fall suffer sometime of bone fracture. Of all fractures hip fractures are the most serious and lead to the greatest health problems and number of deaths.
  • 50% of people age 65 or older cannot return home or live independently after the fracture.
  • Most fall accidents occur on the ground and not related to being elevated.
  • Slip and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and are the leading cause of occupation injury for people 55 and older.
  • 22% of all slip and fall work accidents resulted in more than 31 days of missed work.
  • Approximately 1.8 million people over the age of 65 are treated each year at a hospital for a slip and fall accident.
  • Compensation and medical costs associated with slip and fall accidents is approximately $70 billion annually.
  • For people age 10-24, slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of non-fatal accidents.
  • Fall accidents are the leading cause of brain injuries.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

As you can see, slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries or even death. Sadly, many of these accidents could have been avoided if premise owners would have taken the proper precautions. These accidents and injuries are often from:

  • Wet floors
  • Torn carpets or rugs
  • Poorly lit lighting
  • Objects or display boxes protruding into the walkways
  • Escalator malfunctions
  • Poorly working doors
  • Objects falling form shelves or retail displays
  • Shopping carts tipping over causing a fall
  • Overcrowding causing pushing and trampling as you see during the holiday season
  • Cracked or improperly designed parking lots and entranceways
  • Failure to properly remove snow and ice

These types of accident can result in injuries ranging from a muscle strain or sprain to a torn ligament, fracture, disc bulge or a traumatic brain injury. As a result, if you suffer a fall injury you should immediately tell the manger or the owner of the premises and take an ambulance form the scene to the hospital. Without the proper medical tests it is often hard or impossible to determine the seriousness of your injuries. Your next step should be to call the Bull Attorneys. ® as we regularly represent people in slip and fall accidents. In the past few weeks the have settled several slip and fall cases ranging into the six-figures. Often time’s stores have cameras which video tape the falls. We know how to acquire this information and use it prove your case. They will protect the evidence by immediately sending out spoliation letters and filing suit if necessary.

Hiring Attorneys Who Specialize in Slip and Fall Accidents

You need highly skilled attorneys who will protect you from giving a statement that tricks you into ruining your case. Insurance adjusters for the stores will routinely try to blame the shoes you were wearing or get you to admit you weren’t paying attention so they can deny your claim. They will pretend to be interested in your injuries but are actually only trying to destroy your case and avoid paying you just compensation. We won’t let that happen to you. We are not going to let you be taken advantage of by some billion dollar corporation or insurance company. Our experienced lawyers know how to fight them and win.

Calling In The Bull Attorneys

As you can see, there are number of circumstances where an employee is able to bring a personal injury claim along with their worker’s compensation claim. We will determine if you have a third-party claim which could be worth tens of thousands of dollars or more than your worker’s compensation claim. You can call us anytime. Both Brad Pistotnik and Tony Atterbury answer phones on nights, weekends and holidays. Brad’s cell phone is 316-706-5020. Tony’s cell phone is 316-617-9237

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