Slip & Fall Injury
Did you know that nearly 8 million Americans are injured annually from a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall injury?
While the image of somebody slipping on a banana peel may be the stuff of comedies, the reality is that falling is a leading cause of serious injuries – including as many as 21,000 deaths a year. In fact, according to a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents are among the most common workplace injuries, accounting for as much as 65 percent of all work days lost. Furthermore, the average cost of a fall accident is more than $22,000.
So who pays? At the personal injury law firm of Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP, we make sure that those responsible for your injury do. Our slip-and-fall attorneys in Hanover have represented clients here and in greater Annapolis. As attorneys representing those falling on someone else's property, we have a track record of success in obtaining maximum compensation for:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Other related needs
Elderly People are Especially Susceptible to Severe Slip-and-Fall Injuries
As we age, our bones lose their mass, or density. In fact, this process, known as osteopenia, starts in people as young as 35. This loss of density makes us more prone to breaks and fractures. For elderly people, a broken bone can mean more than a month in a cast – it can lead to a permanent disability or death. In “Osteoporosis,” a report issued by Johns Hopkins University, it was stated that up to 25 percent of those over the age of 50 who suffer a hip fracture die within a year – often because of complications from infections, blood clots or pneumonia. We have provided answers to some common slip-and-fall questions on our FAQ page .
When a property owner fails to make sure that hallways are well-lit and free of clutter, that the tread in staircases is even and that handrails are available and secure, older people are likely to trip or slip and fall – often with the most devastating results.
As premises liability lawyers, we provide a sound strategy designed to optimize compensation for every fall accident victim – whether 8, 18 or 80 years old – by taking property owners, management companies and other potentially liable parties to task for their negligence. Our law office serves clients throughout Greater Maryland.
Contact an experienced law firm in Hanover, MD for slip-and-fall claims representation
To have your case evaluated and discuss your needs, please contact Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP online or call us at (443) 749-5111 to schedule a free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day.