Browsing: Slip and Fall Accidents Ft. Lauderdale

If you think you or a loved one are suffering from the stress and pain an injury from a slip and fall incident in a public place brings, keep reading for information about why you need the best legal counsel available to help you. This article discusses when to take action, how to gather evidence and find support, and possible outcomes you can expect from a slip and fall injury. When you need to take action because of a slip and fall injury Many common things can cause injury such as wet floors inside, wet, weathered walkways outside, damaged and difficult steps and staircases, inadequate lighting, and trip and fall hazards like debris in a high traffic area. A variety of injuries are possible from issues like these going unaddressed in public places. Injuries such as broken bones, sprained ankles…

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 A Fort Lauderdale attorney breaks down what happens when you have a slip and fall accident  You’ve had a great day and everything is going well … then suddenly you slip or trip and fall and now you’re in a daze. What just happened? An abrupt slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale can cause numerous health problems – don’t ever think you’re going to be OK, even if the incident was a mild one. Here are some of the physical symptoms you could face, according to WebMD: Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes No loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented Headache Nausea or vomiting Fatigue or drowsiness Difficulty sleeping Sleeping more than usual Dizziness or loss of balance Needless to say, a slip and fall accident could alter…

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Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys lend advice on what to do after a slip and fall accident When you slip and fall there’s more involved than picking yourself up off the floor. In the immediate aftermath of a slip and fall accident in Ft. Lauderdale, you are dazed, you are probably unaware, for a few seconds at least, of what caused the accident. You may be bleeding, you may have been injured, or even broken an arm or leg. Or perhaps you’re suffering a concussion, which you may not be aware of at the outset. You’re experiencing all this as people swirl around you to see if you’re all right – the store or property manager discusses the incident with you and your family and friends pull you in different directions on how to handle the aftermath. Do you sue?…

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A Ft Lauderdale attorney advises on what to watch out for in summer months to avoid slip and fall accidents and injury While Fort Lauderdale is a distant memory for some during the summer months, there are still plenty of people who come into town to walk on Los Olas Boulevard, visit a restaurant, shop and head on to the beach. There’s plenty to do – and many potential slip and fall accidents waiting to occur. Slip and fall dangers are present indoors and outdoors in the summer in Ft. Lauderdale, even when most of the crowds have headed back north. These hazards usually take you by surprise – hence, the term “accident” – and people are especially prone to such accidents nowadays by looking more at their phones than at the street or sidewalk or path ahead of them.…

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How to avoid the pitfalls: Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys shed light on slip and fall accidents Oops. Watch that banana peel. Look out for that mop bucket. Keep an eye on the wet floor. Steer clear of that bump in the rug. What do all of these potential hazards have in common? They are all slip and fall accidents waiting to happen. As personal injury litigation attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, we have successfully litigated many slip and fall accidents, from slip and fall injuries that occurred at restaurants and big box retail stores to those that happen outside, on uneven terrain. Counseling people on how to deal with the aftermath of a slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale has made us experts in the field. What you need to know directly after suffering a slip and fall accident is,…

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How well do you know Florida Personal Injury Laws? If you have been injured in a motor vehicle crash in Ft. Lauderdale, do you know what to do? Take this quiz of 8 questions and find out your personal injury intelligence! Answers are below the quiz. 1. To collect money after suffering a personal injury, you need to show that the other party involved: a. Had a duty not to injure you but failed to in that duty b. The failure of that duty is directly related to your injuries; and, c. You suffered damages d. All of the above 2. Florida is a no-fault state, which means a person’s car insurance will pay for: a. Injuries and damages resulting from an accident no matter who was at fault b. Injuries but no damages c. Injuries and damages, except for…

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Stairways get us to where we need to go but they present the same hazards as if we were walking a straight line. A piece of rug could be torn up. The steps could be structurally faulty. And you could end up a statistic, as one among the thousands of people involved in a slip and fall accident on stairs every year. Stairs and their upkeep are the responsibility of the property owner and if you fall on stairs, the owner is liable, the same as if it were a slip and fall accident on a level surface. As with all slip and fall accidents, the injured must prove that the premises owner: caused the dangerous situation knew of the situation and did nothing about it. should have known that the situation presented a potential hazard.In addition, you must also…

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Commonly, in cases of a slip and fall accident, the victim is so stunned by what has just occurred that he or she ends up walking away, concerned more about moving on than staying put and assessed by the situation. They may be embarrassed by what happened, feel responsible in some way, or just want to bury the whole episode in memory. It happened, now it’s time to move on and forget about it However, in the event of a slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale, the best thing to do is take a moment to look at the scene – were you responsible or was the store owner or property manager? Here are the top five questions you should ask to find out who will bear the fault and, subsequently, the liability, following a slip and fall accident:…

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Anyone who has ever viewed the world from the floor of a retail store or restaurant knows how quickly life can go into a tailspin due to a slip and fall accident with injuries. If you haven’t consulted with a personal injury accident lawyer, do you know your rights following a slip-and-fall accident? To inform yourself, take the following quiz: 1. Immediately after a slip and fall accident you should: a. Take photos b. Take an ambulance to the hospital c. Consult with a personal injury litigation attorney d. All of the above 2. Causes of slip and fall accidents include: a. Someone sticking out their leg while you’re walking by b. Your own klutziness c. Slippery surfaces, debris left in aisles, a torn up or worn rug d. A chatty friend 3. Among the things you should document after…

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