Slip and fall accidents account for over one million emergency room visits each year, and constitute the primary cause of lost days from work. In other words, they’re far more serious than either their name or the media would have you believe. People get truly hurt from slip and falls, and if another’s negligence led to that fall, you shouldn’t have to pay for their mistake.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies and their policy holders “mitigate damages” by shirking their responsibilities. Take one Texas woman’s eight-year court battle with a Marriott affiliate hotel. After two trials, four third-party witnesses, expert medical testimony, and undeniable proof of her worsening condition, Marriot still insisted they had zero fault for the injury.