We’ve all seen the replays of celebrities slipping and falling. We are drawn to these videos because we find it hard to believe that mishaps happen to famous people. And yet, it happens more often than you think.

While accepting the award for best actress in “Silver Linings Playbook,” Jennifer Lawrence fell as she walked onto the stage. Actor Jim Carrey fell backward when presenting the award for best pop video during the MTV Video Music Awards. Michelle Obama and singer Stevie Wonder fell going up steps at a political rally. Singer and aerial acrobat Pink was injured when her rigging malfunctioned, throwing her to the floor. And the list goes on. Famous or not, slips and falls can happen to anyone, anywhere. Lucky for most of us, there are no paparazzi around to record the event!

If you have ever experienced a slip and fall, you know how scary it is. You know you are falling and yet, you are unable to do anything to stop it. While it can be embarrassing, a slip and fall can often be the result of some type of defect, such as untreated ice or uneven payment, and due to the negligence on the part of another person or entity. More importantly, the fall can result in significant, debilitating injuries.

Proving the cause of the injury, and who is responsible can be difficult and challenging. An experienced personal injury lawyer from Injured 914 will be able to assess your injuries, conduct a thorough investigation, determine who is at fault, and discuss compensation with the responsible party or their insurance company.