No one imagines that it’s going to happen to them, yet it does, many times a year. You’re walking on a hard floor, often out in public, when suddenly you find yourself on the ground after a short, but violent fall. You may be bruised, injured, and may have even suffered a broken bone. Whether it’s occurred at a friend’s home or a hospital, a store, or your place of work, the property owner or host facility is often found to be at fault for any injuries that you’ve sustained on their premises.
If you’ve sustained injuries from a slip and fall, speaking with a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer from the Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash should be your first step to making sure that you’re able to focus on your physical recovery, not your medical bills. While you get necessary medical care, your experienced legal team at Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash will be investigating all of the responsible parties, locating witnesses, pictures, surveillance footage, and determining the cause of the condition that resulted in your fall and subsequent injuries.
The first thing that you should do following a fall is to make sure that you receive medical treatment. Put your health first and visit a hospital if you notice any injuries. If you’ve hit your head during the fall, it is absolutely imperative that you are examined by a medical professional; even if you don’t feel any serious pain, you still may be suffering from a concussion or other internal injuries which are not visible.
The age group who is considered to be the most at-risk for falls are older adults aged 55 and up, as people in this group tend to fall more frequently and to sustain more serious injuries during their falls. 67% of fall fatalities occur in people over the age of 75.
If you’ve been injured from a fall, one of the most important things you can do is to get a reliable Philadelphia slip and fall attorney on your side, right away, who will fight for your rights. These cases are handled on a contingency fee basis which means that you do not pay for anything. The lawyers at Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash pay for all costs and only get paid when you get paid for your losses. Call 215-259-5958 today, and an associate from Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash will help you navigate the facts of your case and determine the next steps that you should take.