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Slip and Fall Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale

According to the most recent report, the emergency room sees at least one million people every single year after falling. Despite young children and the elderly being the most vulnerable, it is something that can happen to absolutely anybody and we have also seen deaths with the more severe falls.

young girl slip fall accident on floor bleeding nose lSadly, many slip and fall incidents can actually be prevented and this is why the personal injury attorneys at The Injury Firm work hard to obtain compensation for their clients. Whether the slip and fall was on private or public property, the owners may be responsible if the fall was caused by a preventable hazard. If you’re currently considering taking legal action after a fall, be sure to get in contact with us because we can help. With both experience and the necessary skills to earn a positive result, we will work tirelessly to gather the right evidence and formulate your case in the right way. Whether it is you or a loved one, let us know today and we can get the ball rolling.

Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

In truth, there are unlimited reasons as to why people slip or fall but there are some more common than others. Below, you can see the most common causes of these incidents;

  • Slippery floor
  • Lack of lighting
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Sudden change in elevation or a sharp step upwards/downwards
  • Damaged floor tiles or sidewalk
  • Broken railing on stairs or limited tread
  • Unsecured rugs, mats, or carpets

As you can see, these are all issues that can be prevented which is what makes these incidents so frustrating. As well as winning your case, we are also trying to send a message that this isn't acceptable and that people need to take more responsibility so nobody else has to experience what you have.

For the most part, the cases we see are from public locations such as restaurants and stores but this isn't to say that homeowners escape responsibility when on private property. When inviting friends over to their home, they must make the visitors aware of dangers and hazards. If they failed to provide this information, a personal injury lawyer will help you to earn compensation resulting from their negligence.

Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries

So we have seen the main causes of injuries, but what about the injuries themselves? Whilst some people have to endure a few cuts and bruises, others are left with more serious problems such as bone fractures. According to the CDC, around 33% of seniors over 65 have fractured a bone in a fall. After this, spinal injury is common with falls being the second most common cause of this health issue.

For the more severe falls, around half of all deaths that come from falls are a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Finally, death itself can occur and falls are thought to be the leading cause of injury-related death in those aged over 65. Once again, the owner of the property may have a responsibility to keep all visitors safe and therefore may have to pay compensation when injury occurs.

Slip and Fall Attorney in Fort Lauderdale

In a perfect world, we wouldn't need to have a name for this type of lawyer but slip and fall incidents do occur. If you have recently suffered from an accident such as this, you may be owed for not only medical bills but also pain and suffering and lost wages. Furthermore, it doesn’t have to go through court if you would prefer an out-of-court settlement; we can angle your case in a way that will encourage this to prevent further stress.

As mentioned, The Injury Firm has a wealth of experience in this niche and we have helped many fall victims in the past on both public and private property. Whether it is someone’s home, a grocery store,  a big-box store, or a restaurant, we can put our skills to good use and start forming a case that will get you the highest amount of compensation possible.

Although going it alone is certainly an option, you will be overwhelmed because you won’t know the deadlines, the rules of the process, and how it all works. With us, you will have a team who gathers evidence, contacts experts, and assists you at every step of the way so you don’t have to worry about a thing. If you have any questions or would like some more information, please feel free to contact The Injury Firm today!

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