Our Florida Slip and Fall Attorney have Recovered 500 Million for Injury Victims
The phrase “slip and fall” actually applies to a wide range of injuries that occur on another person’s property. You may also hear these types of cases referred to as premises liability cases.
Most people have tripped over their own feet at some point in their life. One minute you’re walking along just fine, the next minute you’re on the ground. If you’re lucky, you walk away with little more than wounded pride and perhaps a bruised posterior.
Sometimes, a slip and fall accident is just that: an accident. Call it clumsiness or bad luck, slips and falls are an unfortunate fact of life. In other cases, a slip and fall injury is caused by a property owner’s negligence. Furthermore, not all slips and falls are embarrassing but relatively harmless mishaps. These accidents can cause catastrophic injuries, from spinal cord damage to traumatic brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five falls results in a broken bone or head injury.
The Miami personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Paul K. Schrier, PLLC are seasoned litigators who help people hurt in slip, trip, and fall accidents. Our team is located throughout the state of Florida, and we serve clients from the panhandle to the Everglades. If you are struggling with medical bills, time off work, and physical pain after a slip and fall accident, we can help you get justice and compensation for your injury.
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Startling Facts about Slips and Falls
If you’re like most people, you don’t spend much time thinking about falls – that is, until you experience a bad one. Although many people associate falls with the elderly, the reality is that slips and falls happen to people of every age. Whether you’re young or old, healthy or disabled, a dangerous condition in a store, office, or private home can cause a fall.
Here are some other facts that may surprise you:
- 2.5 million older adults visit emergency rooms each year for falls.
- Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury.
- Over 95 percent of all hip fractures happen due to falls.
- Falls cost $34 billion in medical care each year.
Falls are also a leading cause of injury among young children. In the U.S., emergency rooms treat 8,000 children each day due to falls.
Liability for Slips and Falls
In Florida, owners and occupiers of land have a legal responsibility to look after their property and to take reasonable steps to make their property safe. When they know of a hazardous condition on their land or in a building they own, they also have an obligation to warn people about it. Failing to do these things exposes a landowner to liability in the event someone gets hurt on their property.
Common slip and fall hazards include spilled liquids, icy walkways, puddles, and ripped carpet. Falls can also happen when a property owner fails to repair cracked sidewalks, potholes in parking lots, or broken stair treads. People can also get hurt when a property owner fails to install proper lighting or repair a broken fence.
The Law Offices of Paul K. Schrier, PLLC: Slip and Fall Attorney
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, don’t spend another minute worrying about how you’re going to pay your medical bills, recoup your lost wages, and manage your recovery. You shouldn’t bear the burden of another person’s negligence. Call the slip and fall attorney at The Law Offices of Paul K. Schrier, PLLC for your free case evaluation.
Help is available 24/7. Call 800-700-7285.