SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT – FORT LAUDERDALE / MIAMI
You are minding your own business, grocery shopping, when suddenly you are victim to a slip and fall accident , your feet fly from underneath you and you fall heavily to the floor, landing awkwardly on your hip and your wrist. Not only are you in pain, but you are shocked and may be embarrassed as well. You struggle to your feet and see that there is a puddle of liquid on the floor from a product that must have fallen off a shelf. There is no warning sign, so you had no chance to see the spill and avoid it. What can you do?
First and foremost, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. However, if you are able, take pictures of the scene with your cell phone or camera so you have evidence of what happened. Then, contact an attorney to see what legal action you may be able to take so you can get a settlement to pay for your medical expenses. If your injury is severe enough, you may miss work, and may suffer emotionally – this too deserves compensation. A skilled accident attorney, such as myself, can handle your claim and lawsuit for you, giving you the best opportunity of getting maximum compensation for your injuries.
SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT / TRIP AND FALL ACCIDENT & INJURIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA
Everywhere you go, you may be at risk of a slip and fall accident because of an unforeseen hazard: uneven pavement, a slippery floor, an icy walkway or a broken stair. When you slip and fall, you can seriously injure yourself. Broken bones, sprains, and back, neck and spine injuries are all common in the case of a slip and fall accident.
Something which may not be common knowledge is that property owners actually have a responsibility to those people who visit their premises to keep the property well-maintained and free from hazards. When a property owner is negligent and neglects this duty – and you are injured as a result – you may be able to sue the property owner for damages that you have suffered as a result of your injury. With the help of a lawyer, you can file a claim and may receive a settlement from the property owner’s insurance company or may receive compensation for time lost at work, pain and suffering, and medical bills after a lawsuit in civil court.