According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about $50 billion is spent each year in the US because of non-fatal falls for those aged 65 or older. Accidental falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits for all ages, with over 1 million people visiting the ER each year due to a slip and fall accident.
Whether it’s a retail or shopping lot, an associate parking lot, a restaurant, school, hospital, airport, Americans spend a significant amount of time in parking lots. It may be hard to imagine a public place that doesn’t have a traditional parking lot. As opposed to sidewalks, parking lots see a lot of vehicle traffic too. This opens them up to many more hazards, such as oil and gas leaks from cars, wheel stops, corrals for shopping carts, and other dangers, including maintenance issues.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you should immediately seek medical attention. Additionally, if you are able, snap photos of the scene and your injuries and collect any witness contact information. Once you have been evaluated by a medical professional, you should contact a personal injury attorney with experience in slip-and-fall accidents.
At Saladino & Schaaf, we have years of experience representing Kentuckians in premises liability claims, including slip & fall lawsuits. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact us online or call us at 270-444-0406 (Paducah, KY) or 270-753-1529 (Murray, KY) to schedule a free consultation.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Since 1984, this firm and its predecessors have had one goal in mind – to help the victims of personal injury put the pieces of their lives back together.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is a Personal Injury Law Firm with offices in Paducah, KY and Murray, KY. We serve clients throughout Kentucky and Illinois.
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