Fort Lauderdale Slip-And-Fall Lawyer
People in Fort Lauderdale deserve the right to go about their days without the risk of serious injury. If you go to a store, walk down a sidewalk or visit a friend’s house, the last thing you expect to do is suffer a fall and sustain injuries that could seriously interrupt your life. If you or a loved one was injured in a slip-and-fall accident, I may be able to help at my firm, Jared Newman, Esq.
I am attorney Jared Newman, and I represent injury victims and their families, working to get them financial compensation for their injuries and the damages related to their falls. For help with your case, contact me today to set up a free case consultation. Call my firm at 954-281-7709.
Types Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents That Frequently Occur In Fort Lauderdale
“Slip-and-fall” is the generic name for any kind of accident in which someone falls down and sustains injuries because of some danger on the ground. This type of accident is often lumped together with “trip-and-fall” accidents and fits under a larger category of personal injury law known as “premises liability.” In any accident case dealing with unsafe dangers on someone’s premises, the case hinges on whether the property owner is at fault for failing to repair or clean up a hidden danger. If that hidden danger caused the victim to slip or trip and fall, then the property owner can be held accountable in court.
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents happen in many different ways. In Florida, wet sidewalks or walkways inside or outside buildings are a very common cause. This kind of accident covers falls caused by spills in supermarkets and other stores, which are one of the most common reasons these falls happen.
You could also slip or trip due to unsafe conditions at work. This could potentially include motor oil spills in a garage, slippery floors in warehouses or loading docks, or even a slippery lobby at the building in which you work.
Slip-and-fall accidents at someone else’s house can be caused by uneven flooring, uneven steps, exposed tree roots, broken sidewalks and dangerously slippery flooring materials.
People can land on their backs during a fall, potentially suffering surprisingly severe back and spinal cord injuries. It is incredibly common for people to have sore backs for a few days after this kind of fall, potentially leading to missed work. It is also common for many of these injuries to become chronic problems, leading to lost work and bad pain days, weeks and years down the road.
A slip-and-fall accident victim could also hit their head on the way down or strike their head against the ground. This could cause bruising or require stitches, but it could also cause a skull fracture, concussion or more severe traumatic brain injury. More severe injuries could lead to months or years of recovery or even permanent injuries.
People also sustain moderate injuries like broken bones, cuts that require stitches, and substantial bruising or abrasions in many slip-and-fall injuries. Even with minor to moderate injuries, you could be entitled to compensation.
No matter how or where your accident happened (as long as it was not on your own property), I might be able to help you file an injury lawsuit and get compensation for your injuries.
Getting Compensation For Slip-And-Fall Injuries
The injuries people receive in slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents are often surprisingly severe. If you suffered injuries that required medical treatment or led to time off work, then you could be entitled to substantial compensation.
If you did suffer physical injuries that led to medical treatment, time off work, or pain and suffering, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Many property owners and business operators carry insurance that can pay for accidents on their property, whether that is through business liability insurance or homeowners/renters insurance. However, the money paid through an insurance claim might not be enough to cover your injuries, as the insurance company might refuse to pay for pain and suffering and other damages.
When you sue the property owner in court, you can claim full damages for any of the medical bills you faced, the full value of any lost wages or lost earning capacity you experienced and full compensation for any pain and suffering the injury caused you.
Proving Fault In A Slip-And-Fall Accident
In most cases involving someone slipping and falling on a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, the property owner is held responsible. In some cases, the property owner might not have known about the danger, and the law might not hold them liable. In other cases, the owner might argue that the victim did something dangerous to cause the accident themselves, such as texting while walking. In many of these cases, you will need a lawyer to help direct the blame to the appropriate parties and argue for compensation. Talk to me about what evidence to collect and how to build a case against the at-fault property owner.
At Jared Newman, Esq., I Can Help
If you or a loved one in the Fort Lauderdale area has slipped or tripped and fallen on someone else’s property, call Jared Newman, Esq., to discuss your case. I represent victims of slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents throughout the area, and I fight to get their injuries compensated. For a free case consultation with me, contact my firm today at 954-281-7709.