Slip and Fall Injuries

If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, you are not alone. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for your damages.

Injury Types

Slip and fall injuries may include:

  • Skull fracture
  • Brain injury
  • Coma
  • Back and spine injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Scarring
  • Death

These injuries come at a high cost in terms of actual expenses for medical treatment and rehabilitation, lost earnings, and other out of pocket expenses, as well as the cost in human suffering and diminished quality of life.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

The following are among the common causes of falls that can be attributed to premises negligence:

  • Merchandise that has fallen into an aisle
  • Wet, slippery pavement or floor
  • Wet leaves, acorns, or loose gravel on the pavement
  • Uneven, elevated, or cracked sidewalk
  • Fallen or low-hanging branches
  • Stairs without a hand rail
  • Food spilled on the floor
  • Worn, loose, or uneven carpet
  • Potholes

It is the duty of owners and managers of property where the public is invited or allowed to take every precaution to ensure that these and other dangerous conditions do not occur on their property, and if they do, that they are addressed promptly and appropriate warnings are used to keep people away in the meantime.

When an individual or company responsible for a property fails to maintain the premises properly, they can be held liable for injuries that result.

The Right Lawyer

When you’ve fallen as a result of someone else’s negligence in the maintenance of their premises, take photos of the condition that caused you to fall and obtain contact information for any witnesses if possible, then report the injury to the premises owner. Getting prompt medical attention is your first priority, after which you should waste no time in hiring an experienced accident attorney to begin the investigation of your claim.

Insurance companies typically deny slip and fall claims, often attempting to blame the victim for the accident. This is standard operating procedure for insurers, who are concerned, first and foremost, with their profits. They routinely attempt to pay little or nothing whenever possible, so you’ll need a good lawyer working for you to assemble proof of the property owner’s liability and your damages.

Florida Law Doc handles personal injury cases exclusively and we begin gathering evidence to support your case, calling in expert support when necessary to prove liability. We obtain medical records, employment records, and receipts for out of pocket expenses and work with you to determine and prove how the injury has affected your quality of life.

We will open negotiations with the defendant’s insurance company and attempt to get you a full and fair settlement without having to go to court.

Call 727-319-8030, or contact us online today for a free consultation with an attorney about your case.