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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fall injuries are common, costly, and preventable. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. About one in four adults age 65 and older report a fall accident each year in the United States, for an estimated 36 million falls each year.

Not all fall victims get injured, but about 37% reported injuries that required medical attention or restricted their activity for at least one day. For adults 65 and older, $754 million is spent on medical bills, and $50 billion is spent on medical bills related to non-fatal fall injuries every year.


During the day, most Kentucky or Tennessee residents visit one or more public or private properties. Every time you visit a place, you trust that the business or property owner has repaired or removed any hazardous conditions, placed warning signs for hazardous conditions, or followed applicable local laws, for example. You trust that the property owner has provided a safe environment to prevent slip and fall injuries.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many property owners still allow unreasonable risks to exist, which may expose you to certain injuries. When you or a loved one is injured due to a slip and fall accident, an experienced fall accident lawyer can help you get fair compensation from the property owner and/or their insurance company.

At Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers, our fall accident lawyers can help you with the following:

  • Gathering evidence and investigating the accident, including gathering medical records, medical bills, and proof of lost wages.
  • Determine and document the hazardous condition that caused the slip and fall.
  • Locate and speak to witnesses who may know about the hazardous condition, the property owner’s negligence, or your injuries.
  • Evaluate your slip and fall case and the appropriate compensation.
  • Settle your fall case or file a fall lawsuit on your behalf.
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Falls can happen to anyone, but slips and falls, are more prevalent among senior citizens. In fact, fall accidents account for 51 percent of traumatic brain injuries and 95 percent of hip fractures among the elderly. In Kentucky, falls also result in over 130,000 emergency room visits and at least 8,700 hospitalizations (pdf) every year.

A slip and fall accident can occur from:

  • Slippery or wet floors
  • Weather conditions like snow or ice
  • Steep stairwells or walkways
  • Staircases with broken handrails
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken stairs
  • Lack of warning signs of a wet floor or dangerous walkways
  • Sudden difference in the type of walking surface or level
  • Poor lighting conditions
  • Cracks on the curb or sidewalks

Slip and fall accidents are often preventable. Determining how and why the accident happened is very important. To prove negligence, hire an experienced slip and fall attorney as soon as possible. Gathering evidence is extremely important in slip and fall cases. Evidence such as surveillance footage, witness statements, photos of the dangerous conditions, and the accident report can be time-sensitive. The investigation of a premises liability case is different than a typical car accident case. It is important to seek the medical help you need, contact a slip and fall lawyer, and avoid speaking to an insurance adjuster.

If a slip and fall accident occurred, contact experienced fall injury attorneys as soon as possible. Our slip and fall lawyers can help you get compensation by filing a fall claim or a fall lawsuit, depending on the circumstances. Call Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers at 800-800-4600 for a free consultation.


Fall victims may sustain one or more of the following serious injuries:

  • Broken bones or dislocations
  • Bruises, cuts, or lacerations
  • Sprains or torn muscles and ligaments
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injury
  • Broken clavicle or shoulder injury
  • Internal injuries
  • Whiplash or other neck injuries

The severity of your slip and fall injury, including the type of medical attention you need and the amount of medical expenses you incur, play a role in determining what you are entitled to in compensation. Fall accident attorneys can help you evaluate your fall claim and help you get fair compensation.

Contact the experienced slip and fall lawyers at Hughes & Coleman to see if a property owner can be held liable for your fall injury.


To get compensation for the injuries you sustained from the slip and fall accident, you must prove four elements:

  • Duty – The business or property owner has a duty to keep you safe.
  • Breach of duty – The property owner failed to provide safe premises. This can happen when the property owner allows hazardous conditions to exist or fails to place warning signs, for example.
  • Causation – Your accident happened because of the property owners’ conduct.
  • Damages – The slip and fall caused you to be injured.


Medical bills

You may obtain compensation for your bills if you have suffered a slip and fall injury. People with serious injuries will likely incur future medical bills too.

Lost Wages

Property owners can be held liable for your loss of wages if your injury results in a temporary or permanent inability to work.

Non-Economic Damages

A premises liability lawsuit can also help with compensation for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of consortium.

In Tennessee, the injured person is limited in the amount they can recover for non-economic damages. In personal injury cases, you are usually only allowed up to $750,000 in non-economic damages. There are exceptions to this cap, such as in cases of catastrophic injury. In those situations, the cap increases to $1,000,000 if the plaintiff sustained a catastrophic injury (spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia, quadriplegia; amputation of two hands, two feet, or one of each; or third-degree burns over 40% percent of the body). Another exception would be in the wrongful death of a parent of minor children if the parent had lawful rights of custody and visitation. A personal injury lawyer with experience in premises liability claims can help you determine if these exceptions apply to your case.

Punitive Damages

In rare circumstances, property owners’ conduct may be so wrongful that extra damages may be awarded. These damages are designed to punish the property owner for their actions and deter similar conduct from happening again in the future. Punitive damages are capped in Tennessee. The amount an injured party can recover in Tennessee for punitive damages depends on the circumstances of the slip and fall case.

If you would like to know which damages you can get compensation for or would like to learn more about fall injury lawsuits, call our personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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We’re here to take on your case, fight for your rights, and assist you in receiving the justice you deserve. Call today at 800-800-4600 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation. Allow us to put our experience to work for you.


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