According to premises liability laws, property owners are liable to ensure that their properties are a safe space for visitors. If property owners are negligent in maintaining their properties and someone gets hurt, that property owner may have to pay a sizeable sum to compensate the injured person for their medical bills, any lost wages due to days off work as well as personal pain and suffering.
The last thing that you would imagine happening to you is falling over a kitchen appliance lying on a sidewalk. Yet, that’s what happened to one of Linden Law’s clients. The accident resulted in a fractured wrist which required surgery and Linden Law won the client $200 000 in terms of compensation.
Slip and fall personal injury cases are very familiar to our practice. Recently, statistical data was released by the Arbill workplace safety services provider and the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) in regards to slip and fall accidents. In fact, around 1.8 million Americans suffer injuries from slips, trips, and falls per year, most of which are citizens over the age of 65 years of age. It is estimated that costs due to slips, trips, and falls amounts to $70 Billion per year including both compensation and medical costs.