Orlando Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Helps the Injured
Whether shopping at the local grocery store or climbing the stairs at an apartment complex, a person has a certain expectation of safety and does not expect to be injured by the negligent act of a store owner, employee, or landlord. Serious injuries can result when a person is hurt in a slip-and-fall accident where there was a wet floor, debris or another dangerous hazard in or around a property. In the state of Florida, if you slip and fall on any property because of the property owner’s negligence (failure to do the right thing) and have been seriously injured as a result, then you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. A store owner becomes liable if they fail to keep the premises in a safe condition when a reasonable person would have done so. For example, spills on the floor must be cleaned up and identified by a “wet floor” sign and any items that could potentially cause a person to trip or slip and fall should be removed from walkway space.
Slip-and-falls are caused most frequently by stepping on a wet or slippery surface. Anyone can be a slip-and-fall accident victim, but slip-and-falls most commonly occur with the elderly in nursing homes and with workers in the workplace. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Slip, trip and fall injuries make up 15 percent of all job-related injuries. Injuries from a slip-and-fall accident can be sustained on multiple parts of the body, depending on whether the victim of the slip-and-fall accident fell forwards, backward, or sideways. Injuries that can come from a slip-and-fall accident include:
- Broken bones, bruises, and fractures, such as hip fractures
- Head trauma including traumatic brain injuries and concussions
- Spinal cord injuries and back injuries
- Other long-term health complications
The damages from a slip-and-fall accident can be severe, especially if the victim is a child, elderly, or infirm. Slip-and-fall injuries can be fatal to some people, so immediate medical treatment should be sought following a slip-and-fall accident. Documenting the injuries and filing a personal injury claim with a slip-and-fall accident lawyer is also essential in recovering compensation for slip-and-fall related medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Pictures taken at the scene of the wet floor or other dangerous conditions can make the difference between winning or losing. You can never take too many pictures.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a slip-and-fall accident in central Florida, then it's time to talk to have a chat with me. I am an experienced and aggressive slip-and-fall accident attorney that has been assisting clients with personal injury claims for over twenty years and I offer a free legal consultation to accident victims. A one-on-one, personalized free legal consultation I can help you discover what rights you may be entitled to as a slip-and-fall accident victim.
Do not let a neglectful store owner, landlord, or nursing home get away with causing death or permanent injury to you or your loved ones. Call me 24/7 for more information about your potential slip-and-fall personal injury claim.