Skip to main content

Exit WCAG Theme

Switch to Non-ADA Website

Accessibility Options

Select Text Sizes

Select Text Color

Website Accessibility Information Close Options
Close Menu
Noyes Law Office, P.C. Get back on the road to freedom!
  • Get Back On The Road To Freedom!
  • ~
  • Free No Obligation Consultation

Slip and Fall Accidents in Iowa

A slip and fall accident may sound like a comedy bit from an old slapstick film, but the reality is that slip and fall accidents are not funny. In fact, the impact of a slip and fall accident can be quite devastating. If you or a loved one has slipped, tripped or fallen on another party’s property or due to someone else’s negligence, one of our experienced Iowa personal injury attorneys can help.

Slip and Fall Accidents by the Numbers

Every year in America, slip and fall accidents top the charts as one of the most common reasons for visiting the emergency room. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that millions of people fall annually, and one in four older Americans age 65 and up fall.

About 20 percent of all falls, or 800,000 accidents per year – result in serious injuries requiring hospitalization, including traumatic brain injuries and hip fractures that need surgical repair. In fact, many traumatic brain injuries and broken hip bones stem from slip, trip or fall accidents.

Common Causes of Iowa Slip and Fall Incidents

Slip and fall accidents often are included under the umbrella of premises liability, since property owner negligence is often the cause. Some of the common conditions that lead to slip and fall incidents include:

  • Wet, muddy or icy walkways;
  • Trash, spills and debris;
  • Potholes and poorly maintained parking lots;
  • Bad lighting;
  • Broken stairs;
  • Unsafe workplace conditions;
  • Failure to repair or warn of hazards.

The Great Costs of Slip and Fall Accidents

With the risk of serious injury from slip and fall accidents so high, it makes sense that the costs associated with these incidents are staggering, totaling about $31 billion annually. The average hospital stay resulting from a slip and fall injury costs about $30,000, though this does not take into account the costs of rehabilitation services, physical therapy, pain medication and assistive medical devices that may be required once a patient is released from the hospital. The truth is, recovering from a slip and fall accident can be a long – and expensive – road.

Working with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Iowa

The costs of recovering from a slip and fall accident are one reason why it is so important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney in Iowa who can help you get back on your feet – both physically and financially.

Our compassionate personal injury attorneys in Iowa at the Noyes Law Office, P.C. believe that it is unfair for patients to have to bear the brunt of all of the medical bills, home nursing, follow-up care and other costs when their injuries were largely caused by another party’s negligence. Other damages you may incur as a result of your slip and fall accident may be indirect costs, such as those associated with lost wages and time spent away from work, diminished earnings capacity for the future, reduced quality of life and enjoyment of your hobbies and other pursuits, and even the psychological trauma, depression or anxiety that could arise after such a serious accident. We will investigate the cause of your accident and seek to obtain fair compensation on your behalf, whether through negotiation or in court.

  • $1 Million
    Truck vs. auto case. Policy limits a 35 year old married mother of two killed.
  • $812 Thousand
    Rear-End Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $650 Thousand
    Settlement for spouse of deceased worker.
  • $575 Thousand
    Premises Liability Settlement
  • $500 Thousand
    Auto accident settlement with resulting post-concussive head complications (no wage loss).
  • $350 Thousand
    Injury from work with complications after surgery.
  • $300 Thousand
    Policy limits for 88 year old man rear ended.
  • $190 Thousand
    Read-End Accident with Tinitus Diagnosis.
  • $180 Thousand
    Slip and fall with a broken arm and torn rotator cuff.
  • $190 Thousand
    Bilateral carpal tunnel injury- $135,000 against the employer and $55,000 against the Second Injury Fund.
  • $185 Thousand
    Injured back.
  • $175 Thousand
    Broken leg of a 67 year old.
  • $160 Thousand
    Broken hip of 83 year old woman.
  • $155 Thousand
    Non-displaced fractured hip.
  • $100 Thousand
    Aggravation of degeneration disk disease.
  • Previous
  • Next

Get Back On The Road To Freedom!

Free No Obligation Consultation

Our Southeast Iowa personal injury, workers compensation and bankruptcy attorneys serve clients in Fairfield, Ottumwa, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa City, Knoxville, Oskaloosa, Fort Madison, Muscatine, Keosauqua, Birmingham, Centerville, Bloomfield, Keokuk, Sigourney, Richland, Burlington, Washington & Columbus Junction.

Skip footer and go back to main navigation