Each year, there are more than 1 million visits to emergency rooms as a result of people getting injured when they fall down. Although young children and the elderly are at the greatest risk of suffering an injury due to taking a tumble, anyone of any age could be hurt or even killed by injuries sustained in a fall accident.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our Fort Lauderdale slip and fall accident lawyers know that many falls occur as a result of hazardous conditions on public or private property. Those who own or control the properties where the hazards existed may be held legally responsible for the losses caused by the fall injuries, but it is up to accident victims to take legal action. We can help. Our experienced attorneys can represent you, explain your rights and work to get you fair and full compensation if you’ve been hurt or your loved one has been killed by a fall accident.
Slip and fall accidents happen for a lot of different reasons, but most often there is some factor involved that led to the fall besides the victim just tripping over his own feet. For example, some of the top reasons why these accidents occur include:
In each of these examples, there are dangerous conditions that cause or contribute to causing a fall. Property owners are generally expected to either correct dangerous conditions on their premises or to warn visitors of those conditions.
While owners of commercial properties such as stores and restaurants have a broader obligation to patrons and must inspect their premises regularly for dangers, even homeowners have a duty to visitors they invite over to correct or warn about hazards that they are aware of or should know about. If the property owner breached his duty and failed to live up to his obligation, an accident lawyer can help injured victims take legal action.
Many different kinds of injuries can happen when someone trips and falls down. For example, some of the top injuries include:
When these or other injuries occur, the property owner or renter who failed to fulfill the obligation to maintain the property can be required to compensate injured victims or their loved ones for all losses caused by the fall.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a fall accident, you should be compensated for medical bills; lost wages; pain and suffering; and/or wrongful death losses. You can receive monetary damages to cover losses through an out-of-court settlement or by filing a personal injury claim and going to court.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our Fort Lauderdale slip and fall attorneys have helped victims to pursue claims for compensation against individuals, stores, restaurants and even government entities. We can put our legal experience to work on your case with the goal of helping you to maximize your compensation, and we won’t charge legal fees unless we’re successful at getting you paid for damages.
Our legal team knows court deadlines, can help you to find experts, and can assist in many important ways in fighting for the compensation you need to move on and recover. When you’re ready for a dedicated injury lawyer to start fighting for you after a fall, give us a call or contact us online today and schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you.