When you are shopping this holiday season, it is quite possible to find yourself the victim of a slip and fall accident. Whether you are in the grocery store or the toy store, it is not uncommon to encounter a squashed grape or a broken toy parked in the middle of an aisle. The problem, obviously, is that you are looking on the shelves, like you are supposed to, to select the items the store would like you to purchase. You are not looking at the floor, because you are specifically being directed not to do so. It is also not uncommon to laugh at someone who has fallen; watching someone stumble and fall looks funny, sometimes. However, the consequences of a serious fall are no laughing matter. These accidental falls can cause serious injury, even death.
Did you know that there was an organization called the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI)? This is an organization that promotes education about and prevention of slip and fall accidents. According to the NFSI, more than 2.2 million Americans seek emergency room treatment each year for some type of accidental fall. If these statistics are true (Lawsuit Financial has no reason to doubt them), this would mean that falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits in this country. Every 8 seconds, someone is injured from a slip and fall; more than 21,000 people will die, each year, from common slip and fall accidents. The NFSI estimates the annual cost of falls to be as much as $80 billion.
The law, in most states, recognizes that stores, stadiums, theaters, restaurants, and other commercial establishments must be responsible to prevent the visiting public from injury in slip and fall accidents. Safety should be of paramount concern to these establishments. Those responsible for these premises, should frequently inspect public areas and keep them clear of debris, liquid, protrusions, or anything that could cause a patron to fall. Lighting should be adequate and employees should be properly trained to maintain the premises. Building codes should be strictly complied with and, if under construction, appropriate safety measures should be implemented and taught to all workers. All business owners should insist on maximum cooperation from their employees, at all times, to assure the safety of their customers.
From a liability standpoint, proving negligence in a slip and fall accident is, sometimes, more difficult than it might otherwise seem. What standards or codes, if any, were violated? How long was the defect or substance present on the floor? Was the business or store on notice of the defect or substance? Was the consumer in any way responsible? Determining negligence in slip and fall accidents requires legal expertise. If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, what does Lawsuit Financial recommend? Consult with an attorney who specializes in these types of accidental injury cases. If you don’t know a lawyer or need help locating a specialist near you, the Lawsuit Financial Attorney Referral Program will locate one for you, free of charge, within 24 hours of your inquiry.
These types of accidents are not easily resolved. Business owners and their insurance companies provide vigorous opposition; a lawsuit is almost always required. Business owners and their insurance companies work the legal system to buy as much time as possible so that they can hold onto their money and delay paying it to you. That is where lawsuit funding comes in handy. If you become embroiled in contentious litigation with a business owner and an insurance company arising from your slip and fall accident and injury, Lawsuit Financial can provide slip and fall lawsuit funding. Don’t settle your valuable case for pennies on the dollar; legal finance is available for rent, house payments, car payments, utilities, groceries, medical expenses, or any important bill or obligation. Legal funding is provided based on the merits of your case, through information provided by your attorney. Whether you have good or bad credit, whether or not you have a job, whether you own a home or not, none of this matters. All that Lawsuit Financial cares about is whether you have a pending lawsuit being handled by a competent lawyer. If you win the case, you will pay us our principal and profit; if you lose your case, our money is free; keep it with our compliments. Call us today, toll free, at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) to discuss litigation funding for your slip and fall case or any other type of personal injury case. Or, visit our website. The call or the visit is free; the advice is priceless. Happy holidays to all.