When we visit unfamiliar places, personal injuries become more likely. Whether it’s a business trip in New Jersey, a weekend get-away in Bucks County or long-planned family vacation in Philadelphia, the last thing on our minds is an injury due to negligence (premises liability injuries), but accidents happen—and sometimes in the oddest of locations.
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 234,000 people over 14 years old were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2008 for injuries that took place in bathrooms. Nearly every bathroom accident is a slip and fall injury —which can mean broken bones, scrapes or cuts that my require surgeries.
The understanding and reliable Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Flager & Associates, who serve all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, know it can be embarrassing to slip and fall in a friend’s bathroom or while at an elegant hotel or restaurant. But most bathroom accidents are the property owner’s responsibility due to some bathroom hazard, such as a dangerously wet floor, broken tiles, slippery shower stall or absence of a rubber bathtub mat. Premises liability insurance is there to cover medical bills, loss of income or other financial impacts of accidents such as slip and falls.
Wherever slip and fall accidents take place, the victim may be severely injured, such as an older person who slipped and fell on a wet floor at a mall, a hiker who tripped on a poorly maintained city trail or a child slipped and fell in an amusement park playground accident. Slip and fall accidents can sometimes even be fatal. If an elderly person slipped and fell down crumbling steps at a motel, for instance, it could become a wrongful death lawsuit, simply due to the older person’s fragility and difficulty recovering.
So, when traveling, whether by car, plane, train or bus, be extra cautious about the condition of the floors, paths, stairs and sidewalks. And if you do slip and fall, remember: The property owner’s premises liability insurance is there to provide compensation for your injuries—and you should pursue every penny you have coming to you.
If you or a loved one had a slip and fall accident, whether at the corner store or in another city, you need strong legal representation to help you recover any associates costs. Contact the experienced Philadelphia and New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Flager & Associates by calling 1-215-953-5200 or contact us online for a free consultation. Don’t put up with pain from slipping and falling—call today.
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