A hospital is just like any other building. People can get injured by slipping and falling. There are plenty of potential hazards to be aware of, and if the facility and its employees are not on the lookout for dangers then something bad can happen. If you have been injured in a hospital slip and fall accident, you are not alone. A Washington D.C. slip & fall lawyer can help you hold any negligible parties accountable,
How Do People Slip and Fall in a Hospital?
All sorts of hazards can cause slip-and-fall accidents. Some that are common in and around hospitals include:
- Broken sidewalks
- Icy walkways
- Stairwells without railings
- Poor lighting
- Leaks and slippery floors
- Debris and other hazards on walkways
Any of these things can cause a fall, and any fall can cause serious injuries.
What Are Some Common Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents?
Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries, and that’s true no matter what age you are. Many associate grievous injuries, like broken hips, with older fall victims, but falls can cause severe harm no matter how old someone is. Common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Ligament tears
- Back and shoulder injuries
Most of these injuries will require medical attention. Some of them will require continued care and others could keep affecting you for a long time. This is why we help our clients fight for compensation after accidents like these.
Can I Sue a Hospital After I Get Injured?
If you believe that a hospital or healthcare facility was negligent when it came to handling potential slip and fall hazards, you should sue for compensation after you get injured. We can help you fight for a settlement that addresses the economic and noneconomic costs of your accident. That means that you will be compensated for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- A loss of earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment
- Mental anguish
- Pain from disability or disfigurement
- Any other pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of your accident
How Long Do I Have to Pursue Legal Action Against a Hospital?
When you decide to sue for damages, acting quickly is in your best interests. That is because a statute of limitations requires you to begin legal action within a certain amount of time. Washington D.C. gives you three years, but we recommend that you act as soon as possible. The sooner you act, the sooner you can secure the compensation that you deserve.
Contact Our Legal Team
If you think that you have a personal injury case to pursue, contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC. We can offer you a free consultation. Let us tell you more about the potential value of your case and how an attorney can help.