Did you know that slip and fall accidents cause over a million injuries each year in the United States alone? Most people do not take it seriously until they end up on their backs as a result of a slip and fall. And once that happens, they have no clue what to do or who to call.
If you have been injured recently as a result of a slip and fall accident, be sure to check in with slip and fall attorneys in Philadelphia and receive a free case evaluation. If the attorneys tell you to file a claim, you should not hesitate to do so.
Here are some facts and myths about slip and fall accidents that will help you understand what you are dealing with.
An Average Compensation is between $30,000 and $40,000
Did you know that every single person who received compensation for a slip and fall injury received on average between $30,000 and $40,000? And while some cases were not as serious as others, those with a serious injury received even greater compensation. There have been cases where people earned several hundred thousand dollars. Speak with your attorney to understand what you should expect from your compensation.
It is Not Serious If there is No Blood
Most people believe that if there is no blood, they are not eligible to file a claim. This is just a myth, and nothing more than a common misconception. Injuries can be different in both their size and nature. If you can prove that you suffered injuries from that particular accident (doctor’s report), you will be eligible to obtain compensation for your injuries.
No Broken Bones? No Compensation
Another common misconception is that if you have no broken bones, you are unable to file a claim. And even though having a few broken bones would help you secure a greater compensation, you are still eligible to file a claim. Perhaps you were lucky to end up without a broken bone.
It is Always The Property Owner’s Fault
Everyone believes that the property owner is responsible for everything that happens on their property. Believe it or not, property owners are NOT responsible for all the accidents that occurred on their properties. They are only responsible for those accidents that occurred due to their negligence. If the owner did everything to prevent an accident from occurring (placing signs, cleaning the parking lot, melting the ice, cleaning the snow), and a person walked over a wet floor (even though a sign was there clearly stating that the floor was wet), that individual will not be able to sue the property owner and will have to take full responsibility for their actions.
These situations can be very complicated, and you may never know for sure whether you can file a claim or not. Feel free to consult with Philadelphia slip and fall attorneys and learn everything that you need to know about your legal rights following a slip and fall accident.