If you’re looking for a slip and fall accident lawyer, you’re not alone. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents send more Americans to the emergency room than any other type of incident.
NFSI data show that slips, trips, and falls lead to an average of nine million ER visits annually, nearly 25% of total visits.
Many of those accidents occur in the workplace. The NFSI reports that slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of occupational injury and workers’ compensation claims for individuals 55 years and older. They are also the leading cause of missed days from work for people of any age.
Slips, trips, and falls can occasionally be fatal, but bone fractures are generally the most severe injury for most people. One in 20 slip and fall victims break a bone as a result.
Slip and fall accidents can be far more serious for the elderly. They are the second-leading cause of brain and spinal cord injuries for victims over the age of 65 and the leading cause of death for those 85 and older.
Slips, trips, and falls often occur outside the home, in stores or businesses, or on other people’s property. They can result from various causes, including slippery floors, broken staircases, poorly maintained walkways, inadequate lighting, insufficient security, and more. The property owner if often legally responsible for any injuries or damages that result from the accident if they are found to be negligent.
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We Recovered More Than $1 Million in a Recent Slip and Fall Accident Verdict
The Roach Law Firm’s slip and fall lawyers have won judgments and reached settlements totaling billions of dollars over the years, for clients just like you. They have participated in the following landmark cases:
- $1.1 Million Walmart Slip and Fall Verdict
In 2021, Nelson J. Roach won $1.1 million in a slip and fall case against retail giant Walmart, one of the largest verdicts in a personal injury case in Texarkana history.
- $730 Million Truck Accident Verdict
In 2021, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach won $730 million in a case arising from a Texas truck accident, the fourth-largest jury verdict in the United States and third-largest in Texas that year. The case was filed by the family of East Texas resident Toni Combest, a 73-year-old great-grandmother who was killed in a collision with an oversize-cargo truck hauling a propeller for a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine.
- The State of Texas Tobacco Litigation
In 1995, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach and his former law firm were among a group selected by the State of Texas to prosecute the state’s claims against the tobacco industry. Roach and his team members won $17 billion for the state, setting a record for the largest settlement of a single legal case in U.S. history.
The Roach Law Firm’s slip and fall lawyers will help you gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and win the compensation you deserve.