Slip and Fall Accident Causes
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:
- A step-down or change in elevation, especially one that is not properly marked
- A poorly lit area
- A floor that is slippery, especially when wet
- Dangerous stairs with narrow treads, uneven treads or a broken railing
- A change in the flooring surface such as a shift from carpet to tile
- A throw rug or other unsecured carpet
- Cracked tile or cracks in a sidewalk
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A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
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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.
Types of Injuries You May Sustain
Many different kinds of injuries can happen when someone trips and falls down. For example, some of the top injuries include:
- Bone fractures. The CDC reports that a third of adults aged 65 and up suffered a bone fracture due to a fall. Hip fractures are very common and especially dangerous for older people.
- Spinal injury. The National Floor Safety Institute estimates that falls are the second most common cause of spinal injuries among seniors ages 65 and up.
- Death. For seniors’ ages 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death according to the CDC.
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.
Taking Action with the Help of a Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Attorney
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, Greene & Feiner, 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.
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