Falls are funny, until someone gets hurt. In particular, broken hips are unfortunate and common injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents. Especially in wintry and wet conditions. The economic and noneconomic costs of hip injuries and broken hips can be huge.
We recently handled a case on behalf of an elderly year old man who suffered a broken hip resulting from a slip and fall accident. Our client fell as a result of the premise owner’s failure to properly warn its customers of a recently mopped, wet floor. It was an accident and injury that could have easily been prevented in a variety of ways, from posting warning signs to drying the wet floor immediately instead of letting it air dry.
The following link is a medical illustration that was going to be used at trial in the case, which details the extensive and invasive hip surgery that our client underwent for his broken hip: Right Hip Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty.
Fortunately for our client, we were able to settle the case on the eve of trial, and he made a nice recovery for his injury.
Slip and fall cases can be difficult to win. But with the right set of facts, attorneys experienced in slip and fall cases can help you maximize your chances of success and the compensation you may receive.
Remember, Tennessee has a one year statute of limitations for legal actions involving personal injury claims, including slip and fall and trip and fall accidents. So if you have been injured or have experienced a hip injury resulting from a slip and fall accident, please contact Donati Law. We will be happy to answer your questions.