Slip and Falls
Attorneys Assisting You Up When You Fall
It is a foregone conclusion that slipping, tripping and falling is a common facet of life. This is true whether you are an infant, a worker on the job or elderly. Simply put, it can happen to anyone and at any time.
In fact, slip and fall accidents are so common that they account for 8 million hospital visits every year and are the primary cause of lost days at work. Thousands of individuals are injured from slip and falls in both the home and the workplace.
Often, these falls are caused by someone else’s negligence or legal wrongdoing. For this reason, it is imperative that you talk to a Florida slip and fall lawyer if you or a loved one was the victim of a slip and fall accident.
You may be entitled to legal compensation, and our team at Lampariello Law Group will fight for your right to receive legal compensation if someone is legally responsible for the accident.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries and Causes
Common types of slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet or slippery floors with no signage
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Poor lighting in staircases or similarly dangerous areas
- Equipment malfunctions
- Loose mats
- Raised or uneven surfaces
If such a cause leads to a slip and fall injury, take care of yourself by receiving immediate medical attention if needed. If the accident occurs at a public store, talk to a manager, file an incident report and get a copy of the report. These findings will be helpful in building a strong case on your behalf.
It is also in your best interests to take pictures and talk to any witnesses who may have observed the accident. The more evidence you have, the better it is for your case. Since many public locations have a legal duty to make their premises safe against reasonably foreseeable harm, getting this evidence can be critical to the success of your case.
We will make sure to include all possible defendants in your slip and fall case, which may include all business owners or store owners who could be legally responsible to pay their share of the injuries you or a loved one suffered. By naming all responsible parties, this can ensure you are fully compensated for injuries if you have a successful outcome in your case.
Possible Compensation in a Slip and Fall Case
Lampariello Law Group always strives to ensure our clients receive the maximum possible compensation for their injuries. After winning a slip and fall case, the Florida court will then determine how to compensate for your slip and fall.
Possible compensation can include money for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Other costs that directly relate to the injury or injuries sustained
If you are ready to take the first steps toward holding negligent parties accountable and receiving the compensation you need, contact us for a free legal consultation.