Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are more common than you think. Most people that go the emergency room are due to slip and falls. Slip and falls can be prevented. Those that don’t take measures to prevent slip and falls should be held responsible for any injuries you get. These accidents can happen anywhere and anytime.
What are the most common causes of slip and falls?
You can suffer injuries by a simply tripping on your own feet. But serious injuries are cause by unsafe conditions, for example:
- Slippery or wet floors
- Uneven flooring
- Uneven pavement
- Broken rails
- Bad lighting
- Unsecured rugs or carpets
- Unsecured cords
What are common injuries after a slip and fall accident?
You may not think you can get a serious injury from a slip and fall accident but it more common than you think. Here are the most common injuries:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
Who would be responsible for your injuries?
The owner of the property that was in hazardous condition should be held accountable for your injuries. As your lawyer I will be looking at three different factors to determine the owner of the property’s obligations:
- First, I will look at what type of obligations the property owner has to you:
- Any public place that invites the public to do business with them have the responsibility to inspect their business and warn anyone that come in.
- At a home, the homeowners don’t have the obligation to inspect their home but have the obligations to warn you about any hazards.
- Second, I will be looking at how the obligations were breached:
- Breach means that the property owners failed to keep their property free of hazards
- Lastly, I will look at your injuries:
- I will be looking at your medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and any damages for a wrongful death.
What should I do after a slip and fall accident?
To make your case even stronger follow these easy steps:
- Take photographs of everything and the area
- Make an incident report to the manager
- Take any witness’ information
- Go get immediate medical attention if needed
- Check to see if the problem is taken care of right away
How long do I have to file a slip and fall suit?
A statute of limitation is the time frame you have to file a suit. In rare occasions the time frame can be extended. In the state of Florida, you have four year from the time of the incident to file against the property owners.
Let me help you get through the stress of holding someone else liable for your injuries and make it easier for you!
Contact The Reyes Firm at 813-421-3411
We are here for you 24/7 and have the experience to protect your interests and get you the recovery you deserve. Call us today – and above all be safe on the roads!