Common Injuries from Fall Injuries

By Pyle Law, April 27 2021 10:44 am
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Common Injuries from Fall Injuries

By Pyle Law, April 27 2021 10:44 am
Common Injuries from Fall Injuries

Thousands of Kansas residents suffer fall-related injuries arising from property owners’ negligence. In this situation, you should be aware of your legal rights and the process to follow to seek compensation. Consult with a Kansas personal injury attorney today.

Every year, about eight million people need medical assistance for fall-related injuries. These falls can happen on many different premises and for many different reasons. Property or business owners regularly breach the duty of care they have to keep premises safe for visitors or customers. This might lead to structural issues that could cause accidental falls, loose floor mats, tiles, and rugs, or other flooring hazards. Other hazards include poorly lit staircases, spills on floors, or other objects that pose obstacles in walkways. 

Below is some information about common slip and fall injuries and how to protect your rights. Always reach out to learn how a Kansas personal injury attorney could assist you. 

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

The following are some of the common and possible injuries you could sustain after a fall in Kansas: 

  • Fractured bones
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee injuries 
  • Ankle injuries
  • Head or traumatic brain injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Fractured hips
  • Contusions

All of these injuries require immediate medical care and might require time away from work and ongoing treatment. Some fall-related injuries might even result in permanent disabilities or impairments. 

Steps to Take After Falling

If you fell and suffered injuries due to a property owner’s negligence, you have important legal rights to compensation for your losses. However, never expect to suddenly receive compensation, as most parties try to avoid such liability or payments whenever possible. Instead, you should take some proactive steps (when possible) after your fall and injuries to protect your rights:

  • Report the fall to the property owner or their managers on duty.
  • Ask for the names and contacts of any witnesses.
  • If possible, take photos and videos of the accident site to show any hazards that caused your fall accident.
  • Get immediate medical attention to both help you recover faster and record your injuries as evidence in your lawsuit.
  • Maintain all records containing all relevant information regarding your case, like medical bills and wage losses.
  • After you leave the property, avoid talking to the premise owner or their insurer before talking to your own personal injury lawyer in Kansas. The attorney is better positioned to advise you on how to move forward with your case and handle all communications. 

There are many ways that business and property owners – along with their insurers – try to defend against premises liability claims. First, they might try to put the blame on you, claiming you were not paying adequate attention and that your negligence caused or contributed to your fall. This could reduce your settlement or lead to a complete denial of your claim. This is only one possible defense strategy, so you need to have the right legal representation ready to stand up for your rights. 

Have a Trusted Kansas Personal Injury Lawyer on Your Side

After a fall caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s critical to get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost income, and other losses. This means that it’s also critical to consult with an experienced Kansas personal injury attorney from Pyle Law to represent you. Call us today at 620-374-9299 or contact us online for a free case evaluation today. 

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