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Slip and Fall Accidents Archives

Slip and Fall Accidents - Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Slip and fall accidents that occur in a hospital or nursing home are extremely unique and often times fall under medical malpractice law. Although a slip and fall accident in a medical facility is a far cry from a doctor or nurse making a mistake causing an injury, the facts leading up to slip and fall accidents in a medical facility fall under the medical standards of care.

Slip and Fall Case Result

A 25 year old woman was injured in Rhode Island after she stepped in a pot hole after leaving a bar causing a sprain to her ankle. The city involved was placed on notice. It must be noted that she had minimal medical treatment and wore an ankle brace for a few weeks and made a recovery. The case was placed into a lawsuit, her deposition was taken, and the slip and fall was subsequently settled by Karns Law Group in the amount of $12,000.00.

Slip and Fall Cases - Structural Engineers

Another way that slip and fall cases can be assisted is through the use of an expert witness. When someone falls or is injured on someone else's premises, and because the nature of slip and fall cases requires a good deal of proof in order to recover damages, it is often helpful to have the experience and expertise of an expert witness. There is a lot of evidence that must go into the proof of the case in order to properly represent you, the injured party.

Proving Your Slip and Fall Case in RI and MA

There are many inroads in proving the notice requirement in a slip and fall case including the wear and tear of the defect such as a liquid spilled in a grocery store or retail store. Track marks in the liquid from shopping carts can show that the liquid was there for awhile and, more importantly, that the store knew or should have known of the problem and cleaned it up.

Slip and Fall - Devastating Injuries

Slip and fall injuries can be very serious. Typically, the body of the victim falls violently to the floor or pavement as a result of the slippery conditions. If the head is struck serious head injuries can occur in addition to back and neck injuries, severe shoulder injuries, and lower extremity injuries. These can be particularly devastating and include trimalleolar and bimalleolar fractures of the lower leg and ankle; which involve a fracture of both the fibula and tibia.

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