Imagine that you are walking down the street one day and you suddenly trip over an obstacle, a spill on a grocery store floor, or an icy patch in a parking lot, and the next thing you know, you are at the emergency room. Falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits. Slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million visits or 12% of total falls.
We often think of slip and fall injuries as minor, but in fact, the consequences can be catastrophic. Out of the approximately one million slip, trip, and fall accidents that occur annually in the U.S., one out of five falls results in a serious injury such as a fracture or a head injury. When that happens, the injured person may be left with huge medical bills and possibly a long-term recovery process. Falls are also the third leading cause of injury-related death.
The attorneys at Michael Kelly know how disastrous a slip and fall can be. We are experienced at helping slip and fall victims deal with the emotional, physical, and financial fallout from their personal injury. If you suffered a slip and fall injury due to unsafe conditions on another person’s property, you might be entitled to damages. The knowledgeable, compassionate attorneys are available to discuss the details of your case. Call 1-800-LAW-GUYS (1-800-529-4897) for a free consultation.
Attorney Michael Kelly has deep roots in the Boston area and is dedicated to working within its neighborhoods. Allston developed around a railroad yard and stockyards. It includes parts of Harvard, Commonwealth, and Brighton avenues. Allston is close to many colleges and universities. It is a vibrant and hard-working community containing a large student population and many immigrants from all over the world, as well as young professionals.
What do we mean by a slip and fall accident?
People of all ages slip and fall in all kinds of ways. At times, winter weather conditions in Allston include snow, freezing rain, ice, and high winds, which may result in slip and fall injuries.
Other common slip and fall cases include:
- Wet or slippery floors from rain, mopping, waxing, or spills
- Snow and ice on sidewalks and in business parking areas
- Broken concrete or poorly maintained sidewalks and walkways
- Damaged steps or handrails
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate safety precautions and warnings in construction areas
- Failure to secure slippery or hazardous areas
- Torn or unsafe carpet or mats