Slip and Fall

slip-and-fall-litigationOver One Million Americans Experience Slip and Fall Injuries Every Year.

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, slip and fall accidents account for the second leading cause of accidents in the U.S. and the third leading cause of disability, with over one million people experiencing some type of fall injury every year.

While adults over the age of 55 are more at risk for slip and fall injuries, accidents can happen at any age, in both workplace and residential spaces, and for a variety of reasons. The consequences can be devastating. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that over $70 billion is spent annually in connection with the medical costs associated with slip and fall injuries; representing a significant financial burden as well as an untold cost to human lives.

Slip and Fall Injuries Change Lives.

Slip and fall injuries are both an occupational and residential hazard – affecting people in all areas of their life. The CDC reports that 15% of all work-related injuries in the U.S. alone can be attributed to slip and fall incidents. The industries that – statistically speaking – are currently more impacted by slip and fall injuries, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, are construction, transportation, wholesale trade, and warehousing.

Additionally, over half of injuries – as well as half of accidental deaths - occurring in or around the home are related to slip and falls.

Injuries associated with slip and fall incidents include fractures, lacerations, internal injury, and even traumatic brain injuries. While these incidents may result in minor injuries, there are many cases in which slip and fall injuries can result in days off from work, lost wages, and even long term injuries which significantly inhibit a person’s ability to enjoy their previous quality of life, as well as their ability to live their life independently.


Negligence Can Play Significant Role in Slip and Fall Injuries.

Slip and fall injuries that occur on another person’s property – whether commercial, residential, or government – can often be attributed to that property owner’s negligence. Some examples of this include an owner’s failure to properly maintain the property resulting in broken sidewalks or stairs, cracked floors, icy pathways, potholes in streets, poor lighting, broken railings, and more.

In these cases, the property owner may be held legally responsible for the victim’s injuries – whether they are minor or significant.

Litigation for Slip and Fall Injuries Must Prove Carelessness on the Part of Property Owner.

Litigating for slip and fall injuries is based on being able to determine if the property owner was at fault for the slip and fall injuries sustained on their site, rather than the result of the victim’s own carelessness. To this end, it must be established that the property owner was aware of potentially dangerous conditions which may put someone at risk for injury that they were unable to reasonably avoid. The property owner must be responsible for creating these dangerous conditions, must be aware of the conditions, and must not have taken the proper steps to correct these conditions within a reasonable amount of time.

Slip and fall injuries sustained on government property – including local, state, and federal property – are often more challenging with regard to potential immunity clauses that may exempt a government entity from litigation of this kind.


Easing the Burden of Lost Wages, Medical Bills, and Pain and Suffering from Injuries.

The consequences of slip and fall injuries can be extensive and life-altering. Whether the victim is the loved one of someone who has been fatally injured in a slip and fall incident, or the victim of a slip and fall injury themselves, they are likely operating under the burden of lost wages, continually accruing medical bills, physical injury, short term or long term physical disabilities, and, of course, the emotional distress associated with it all.

Nationwide Litigation Funding understands the challenges that face plaintiffs who are impact by slip and fall injuries. We understand the physical, financial, and emotional ramifications of such events and we are invested in providing our clients with the resources they need until their case is settled and they receive compensation.

We do this by providing non-recourse funding that covers medical bills and living expenses until the client’s case is won or settled and they are awarded compensation. Such funding can also cover the significant time and financial resources that attorneys and law firms commit to each case until that case settles or has a positive verdict at trial. Different from a loan, non-recourse funding is not subject to employment verification or credit checks and does not require monthly payments or personal guarantees. In fact, if the outcome of the case is not in the client’s favor, the funding is not required to be repaid. Because we are funded by private investors, we are able to provide this funding at our discretion, without the need for sensitive or private information that would have to be disclosed with a loan application to a traditional bank.




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