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What Should I do after a Fall Down the Stairs in Indianapolis?
May 20, 2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are a leading cause of preventable injury in the United States. Millions of American visit the emergency room each year due to injuries suffered in various types of falling accidents such as slip and falls or falls from ladders, scaffolding, or other heights. Injuries from these accidents can be very serious and cost nearly $400 million in medical bills and lost wages on an annual basis. If you have suffered injury in any type of fall accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation from the responsible party and should consult with an Indianapolis personal injury attorney to see how you may recover.
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Though falls can happen anywhere, one of the most dangerous types of falls is a fall down a flight of stairs. Falls down flights of stairs can cause particularly serious injuries, including the following:
Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Other types of neck or back injuries
Damage to internal organs
Deep bruising and lacerations
Some of the above injuries may require extensive medical treatment including emergency medical care, hospital stays, surgeries, appointments with doctors or specialists, rehabilitation or physical therapy, home health care, home medical supplies, and more. Additionally, many victims may not work while they recover from such serious injuries so they suffer additional financial strain due to lost income.
Negligence in stairway accidents
Property owners have a duty to maintain their property to make sure it is reasonably safe for visitors and free from dangerous hazards. Unfortunately, many property owners fail to repair steps because such repairs may be costly and time-consuming. If a property owner fails to fix a broken stair or railing and you fall and suffer injury, that owner should be held liable and should fully compensate for any losses you suffered as a result.
If you have fallen down the stairs and suffered injuries, you should contact Indianapolis slip and fall attorney Merry Fountain to schedule a free consultation to see if you can recover. Call our office today at (317) 917-7873 or email us by filling out the contact form available on the right side of this page.
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