Slip and fall


Slip and fall accidents are very common, and even though many ignore their severity, they can result in serious personal injuries. Such accidents can happen anywhere, including a grocery store, a restaurant, or even a private residence. Hazardous conditions, such as wet or slippery floors, poor lighting, or uneven surfaces, often cause these types of falls.

A few shocking facts about slip and falls to keep in mind

To understand more about Slip and Falls, you should consider the following facts, summarized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Floor Safety Institute:


  • One in five falls causes a serious injury.
  • Hospital emergency rooms in the U.S. receives over 1 million victims from slip and falls yearly.
  • Falls are a prevalent cause of brain injury and broken bones. That’s why after a fall is essential to find a medical evaluation and, depending on the fall conditions, pursue a personal injury claim.
  • It represents the leading cause of workers compensation claims.
  • Every year, 3 million older people are treated for fall injuries, and at least 300,000 are hospitalized for hip fractures due to falls.
  • Home hazards, such as broken or uneven steps, rugs, clutter, or obstacles, are just a few of the many factors that may cause a fall.

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. In such cases, contact us, and a lawyer from our legal network can help you understand your legal rights and guide you through the process.

When can a slip and fall can lead to a personal injury claim?

  • If the fall happened in a public place or on someone’s else property. 
  • To establish liability, your lawyer must demonstrate that the property owner or manager was aware of the hazardous condition and failed to take reasonable steps to fix the problem or provide adequate warning. This may involve gathering evidence, such as witness testimony, surveillance footage, and maintenance records.
  • If conditions like wet floors, uneven flooring, loose flooring material, bulging carpeting, unsalted icy areas, potholes, spills, debris or trash, cords, or poor lighting provoked the fall. 
  • Not all cases are the same because sometimes the person who occupies the property is not the owner, and the responsibility and negligence may vary.


In addition to the legal aspects of slip and falls, it’s essential to understand the medical implications of these accidents. Slip and falls can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor bruises and cuts to more severe injuries such as broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries.

If you are involved in a slip and fall accident, seeking medical attention as soon as possible is essential, even if you don’t initially feel injured. Some injuries may not manifest symptoms until days or even weeks later. Prompt medical attention can help prevent complications and ensure that you receive appropriate treatment.

Treatment for slip and fall injuries may involve rest, pain management, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. Rehabilitation and recovery can be long and challenging and require ongoing medical care and treatment.

In conclusion, both medically and legally, slip and falls can result in serious personal injuries. If you are injured in a slip and fall, contact us, and we will support you, covering both the legal matter and medical care.

How can we support you?

Agape offers professional and attentive personal injury services to ensure you receive the best possible compensation. Our service includes medical care, which involves a team of specialists providing thorough attention to your recovery process. We also have a legal network that can guide you through the process. Our attorneys specialize in personal injury claims and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.


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