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Baltimore/Washington Area Lawyers Are Ready To Act If You Slip And Fall

It’s funny when a cartoon character steps on a banana peel, flies into the air, then crashes to the floor, but if you’re injured from a slip and fall accident in Baltimore, Maryland or Virginia it’s no laughing matter. There’s a reason you fell, and it may not be your fault! Many fall related accidents are due to someone else’s negligence.

You can’t afford to chalk this accident up to clumsiness. You’ve got mountains of medical bills to pay. You’ll be out of work. How will you survive?  You need a local lawyer who will work hard to sort out the facts concerning your case.

When you slip and fall in Maryland it seems to happen in the flash of an eye. As quickly as you hit the ground your mind is flooded with questions:

  • What happened?
  • What did I slip on?
  • Why did I fall?
  • Did I break something?
  • How do I get help?

Maybe you were knocked out cold from a fall in Baltimore. When you fell did you bang your head against something or did your head hit the ground? Maybe you regained consciousness in a Maryland hospital and can’t remember anything about your fall—much less how you got to the hospital. When you’ve fallen, whether you remember the details or not, you need help. You need medical attention and legal representation, for certain. Many slip and fall victims immediately recognize the cause of their fall. Whether it’s an un-shoveled parking lot, a patch of black ice, or a liquid on a grocery store. But regardless of what caused your fall, you should talk to an experienced lawyer.

Focus on recovering and let Bob Katz’s personal injury lawyers in Baltimore go to work for you. They’re experienced in gathering the facts about accidents such as yours and assessing whether you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. They will find factual answers to your questions, including:

  • Where did I fall?
  • What was I doing when I fell?
  • What caused my feet to slip out from under me?
  • What injuries do I have from falling?
  • Are my injuries going to cost a lot of money to treat?
  • Am I going to be able to work?
  • How am I going to take care of myself while I recover?
  • Was the condition I fell on unreasonably dangerous?
  • Was the condition I fell on unreasonably slippery?
  • Did the premises owner or proprietor have prior knowledge about the condition and failed to clean it up in a reasonable manner or within a reasonable time?

Bob Katz’s legal team is poised and ready for action because it’s likely that your accident wasn’t your fault. You were minding your own business, but due to the negligent oversight of someone else you’re now injured and in pain. Depending on the facts discovered in your case you could be entitled to compensation and you could be awarded money for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages for any work you missed due to the injury
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Legal expenses

Bob Katz and his Personal Injury Lawyers represent slip and fall accident victims who are wrongfully suffering from fall-related injuries in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. If you’re in pain after an accidental slip or fall in Virginia, DC, or Maryland, call 1-888-540-2599 for a free and confidential consultation with experienced attorneys.

Spring Slips

As winter slowly comes to an end we begin a month-long battle with April showers. This means inverted umbrellas, walkways full of mud, and slippery sidewalks. On top of that, we are sure to see several entrances to stores and offices covered with tracked-in outdoor elements. Not only will we struggle with keeping dry this April, but also with maintaining balance. The trouble with the wet weather is that it poses just as real of a risk of injury as does the ice and snow; this is especially true for those of us who commute by walking or exercise by running. Medical professionals have begun to remind many Maryland residents this spring that what may seem like a small bump on the head sustained in a slip and fall is often much more.​

The Danger of a Slip and Fall

It happens to all of us. You are walking along, and suddenly, you’re not. Whether the fall is caused by ice, snow, or rain, you are sure to notice a quick jolt of pain as you slide to the ground. The problem comes with the reaction you have next. Most of us will simply look around, take a quick assessment of our limbs, and carry on with our day – all the while never realizing that we may have done serious damage to our bodies. Bumps to the head, especially in the elderly, are one of the leading causes of hematoma (this is when blood pools into the outermost layer covering your brain). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 8,000 children are treated each day in United States’ emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. According to many health experts, a fall is the most common cause of a traumatic brain injury. Medical expenses related directly to fall-induced injuries cost the United States approximately $19 billion dollars each year. This cost can be reduced by understanding exactly what to do if you think you may have been injured by a fall.

What to Do

It is important to evaluate what part of your body made contact with the ground. This information will be useful should you need to see a doctor in the future. Health experts also warn that helping someone who has fallen stand up too quickly could make matters work. The health director at MAC Incorporated, Leigh Anne Angle, recently warned, “we ask people not to move because you always have to be concerned of a head or neck injury.” The most important step you may take after a fall is to consult your doctor. You may have an injury to your head without even having signs or symptoms. For example, if a hematoma exists it could be weeks before you notice the signs.

Know Your Rights

Property owners in the state of Maryland are responsible for keeping their land clear of wet leaves or other accumulation that might cause someone to slip. Store owners are responsible for posting warning signs if a danger, like a wet floor, exists. If an owner fails to do this and someone is injured as a result, that person is entitled to compensation. Compensation is not always easy to get out of an insurance company and can take up a good deal of time. That’s where we come in. Our team of compassionate and professional attorneys will help you to seek recovery for your medical bills and pain. Contact our office today for a free evaluation of your case.

Read Some of Our Recent Client Reviews!

Ashley Poole
Ashley Poole
01:05 08 Nov 18
Attorney Bob Katz and his staff are highly recommend. Customer Service was impeccable. Every phone call and email was responded to in a timely manner. Natalie Ulrich was very professional, helpful and thorough every step of the way, which resulted in a stress free experience. I will recommend this law firm to family and friends!
Tania Jefferson
Tania Jefferson
17:51 06 Nov 18
Customer service was A+. All questions were answered promptly and information was shared appropriately. Concerns were addressed and I was made aware of all updates on my case. I would whole heartedly recommend this firm.
edward Robinson
edward Robinson
03:00 06 Nov 18
I highly recommend Mr. Katz and his staff. They were friendly, compassionate and really showed they had their clients best interest at heart. There was never a time you called them they didn't respond or returned your calls and answer your questions.They took the worry, and stress and turn it into reassurance. They were diligent and just down right professional. My wife and I really thank God for allowing us to cross paths on a professional business experience. Ms. Rebecca Slatery is the most courteous, compassionate soul. We wish you all peace, love and blessings. Thank you for your service.
J JR
J JR
20:11 31 Oct 18
I decided to use this firm again for an accident I was involved in. As always they were professional and caring. Rebecca slattery was the paralegal assigned to my case and she was professional and kept me up to date with everything. I would recommend this firm to friends and family!
Cedric Jones
Cedric Jones
19:04 23 Oct 18
Erica Z is amazing with keeping you to date and staying communication with you during the entire process. Meghan Young was a wonderful lawyer made me feel extremely comfortable in the courtroom and she also fights for the best possible outcome for you..GREAT LAW FIRM
Nguyen Le
Nguyen Le
16:44 23 Oct 18
It was a great experience being taken care of by Rebecca Slattery and Meghan Young, they helped me resolve my case and were very courteous and professional. Highly recommend working with this law firm
Soun Gil
Soun Gil
21:35 17 Oct 18
Ms. Park helped me out through my whole accident process. She took her time with me and made sure I understood everything. I would recommend to her all of my friends if they were to get into any accident.
Yejin Chung
Yejin Chung
15:40 12 Oct 18
I highly recommend. My family’s experience with this office was great. Christina Franetovich was very helpful throughout the whole process, which made this experience less stressful. She responded to my questions immediately and made sure that I understood everything.
Claudette Pope
Claudette Pope
13:18 30 Aug 18
I was referred to Gordon & feindblatt in 2014 when my family was in an accident, Mr. Katz personally consulted with me by phone and he was very polite and professional, Mr. Carpuso, one of the litigation attorneys even came out to our home and went over our case with us, he made sure all of our needs was addressed and before he left our home that day I felt like we were old friends. that case was settled and I was very pleased, I have used this law firm twice since then and the results are always the same, I have nothing but great experiences with Gordon & Feindblatt the staff are courteous and professional and they get the job done but the one in particular that really stood out for me is Rebecca Slattery, she is truly a gem, she is so compassionate, she walked me through the entire process, she even checked up on me from time to time just to see how I was feeling and I really appreciated her kindness. I will use this law firm again and again for any future legal issue that may arise and I would highly recommend Gordon & Fiendblatt to friends, family and co-workers.
UniversalSniping
UniversalSniping
02:32 04 Aug 18
The lawyer who was initially handling my case parted ways with the company and I was assigned a new lawyer. This new lawyer was amazing! Christina Franetovich made me feel secure by double checking all the facts and notes in my case so that I was not worried during this transition. I was on disability from an a different accident while she was finalizing my case, and I had called and hounded her about the time frame of my settlement very frequently to the point that I felt guilty for calling so much. Christina was very sympathetic to my situation and assured me that she would do everything in her power to make sure the situation would be resolved quickly. She actually finalized my case before the time frame she had given me, was always very courteous and knowledgable on the phone, and I feel extremely lucky that she ended up handling my case because the previous lawyer was not as amazing with customer service as Christina. She also has a way of making you feel comfortable and builds incredible rapport quickly. I am going to highly recommend her to my friends and family. Thank you Christina!!!
Richard Hose
Richard Hose
02:26 27 Jun 18
On Feb 23, 2017 I was in a bad accident on the JFX. I had been rear end by another driver. Almost immediately I felt pressured by the other drivers insurance. Everything from wanting a recorded statement; to failing to acknowledge responsibility. No one would answer my questions, nor would anyone take responsibility. I was frustrated and overwhelmed with everyone from the towing company, to the repair shop, to the insurance company nightmare I just entered. I reached out to Attorney Robert Katz and I was assured they were here to help. He provided with some much needed information, and told me not to worry, Sarah his Paralegal would be in touch to help get things moving. Sarah reached out as expected and explained their process and walked me through what my expectations would be. She as well assured me they were here to help me navigate the obstacles. What Sarah really did was so much more than help. She took the stress and burden off my shoulders and assumed ownership for handling everything on my behalf. I knew what to expect, and I received regular updates throughout the entire process. Honestly, I received so much more than I anticipated. Some of the most frustrating items to chase after are medical records and hospital charges. While I was trying to recall events and timelines, she had already obtained my records and information. She made this process so painless. I truly cannot say enough about the exceptional service she provided. Many thanks for all your help. Sincerely, Richard Hose
Andrea Barajas
Andrea Barajas
15:13 16 May 18
My husband and I were in a car accident in August 2017. We contacted Bob Katz team for legal representation in our case. Kristen A. Turner was our paralegal and she was excellent. It took 9 months for us to receive our settlement and Kristen kept us updated throughout this entire process. She was very kind and patient as I happened to have several questions. She always answered my questions promptly and thoroughly. I would highly recommend this firm and Kristen if you are in need of legal assistance.
TheOfficalCeeandDee
TheOfficalCeeandDee
15:24 09 Feb 18
My experience here was great. My lawyer Rebecca was so professional and I love her personality. She handled my case well and kept me updated and made the process easy and always made me feel comfortable to call whenever I needed to know anything.
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