One of the most common reasons that a person calls for help from a Riverside personal injury attorney is that they suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident. In fact, an average of around 800,000 people are hospitalized every year due to a fall injury.
If the accident was purely that – an accident – then there might be no reason to call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. However, if the fall was the result of another party’s negligence, then you might be entitled to compensation for your damages. Keep reading to learn more, and then contact us at 800-333-0000 if you require a free legal consultation.
If you suffered serious and/or life-threatening injuries due to your fall, then there are likely many medical bills and other financial repercussions. Your medical bills could cover your hospital stay, emergency room visit, tests, visits with your doctor or specialist, or surgery. You could have long-term issues that will require future medical costs, too, including future surgeries, rehab, and prescription drugs.
If you were unable to work as a result of your slip and fall accident, then you should determine what your lost wages are and seek them in your settlement. If you were disabled by the accident or will otherwise not be able to work for the foreseeable future, then you should be compensated for those future losses too. Finally, if you did use vacation or paid time off benefits due to your accident, then you should be reimbursed for that too.
Pain and Suffering
So far, everything we have covered is related to money. You lost money on your medical bills, you lost money because you were not able to work. But we all know that losing money is far from the worst part of many accidents. What is the worst? Living with the pain and suffering.
Many slip and fall accidents cause long-term chronic pain that can negatively affect every area of your life. You might be unable to take part in certain parts of your life anymore, such as caring for your children or doing housework. You might miss out on your hobbies or sports that you previously enjoyed. Depending on the situation, you could be compensated for all of this loss.
Call a Local Attorney to Determine What Your Options Are
If you are curious to know what your best way forward is, then we urge you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We can use our many years of experience to find the right path forward for you. We begin with a free, no-obligation, confidential consultation. You can use this to determine what your best legal options are.