Slip and fall injuries are a leading cause of injury in the United States, with more than a million people visiting an emergency room every single year after they’ve tripped and fallen down. Slip and falls can also result in fatalities, especially among those over age 65.
Unfortunately, many slip and falls that cause serious injury or even death could have been prevented if property owners or renters had done a better job maintaining their property. When a slip or trip is caused by unsafe conditions or hazards on a property, injured victims may be able to take legal action and recover compensation for their losses. A Port St. Lucie slip and fall accident lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help if you or a loved one has been hurt and wish to pursue a claim for monetary damages.
Slipping and falling down can injure any part of your body. Unfortunately, some serious and potentially life-changing injuries are common in slip and fall accidents. Some of the common injuries that occur as a result of slips and trips include:
These injuries can necessitate that you undergo expensive medical care and, in some cases, you may require treatment for life. The injuries can also result in lost income and significant pain. In the event that the fall injuries are fatal, surviving family members can be left with funeral expenses as well as coping with lost companionship and the loss of the financial contributions the deceased was making.
If the property owner or renter was to blame for the slip and fall, the owner/occupier is responsible for covering all of these losses. A Port St. Lucie slip and fall accident lawyer can help injured victims or surviving family members to pursue a claim for compensation.
Injured victims can make a slip and fall claim against anyone who was in direct control of a property and responsible for maintaining it and who failed in the obligation to keep the property safe.
Different property owners/occupiers have different obligations to the public depending on what the property was used for. Store owners and those who invite people to the property to do business, for example, must inspect the premises for hazards and then must either correct the risky conditions or warn guests about them. While homeowners who invite guests in for casual reasons also have to correct or warn about hazards, they just have to let people know about the risks that the homeowner is or should be aware of. There’s no inspection requirement.
A Port St. Lucie slip and fall accident lawyer can help you to assess what the property owner’s obligation was to you and can help you to prove they were negligent in fulfilling the obligation and thus are responsible for injuries.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a slip and fall, a Port St. Lucie slip and fall accident attorney can help you to settle with the property owner/occupier to obtain compensation or can assist you in pursuing a personal injury claim in court.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our attorneys have extensive experience with both out-of-court settlement negotiations and in-court litigation. Let us put our experience to work on your slip and fall claim. Give us a call or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation and get your case started.