Florida Slip and Fall
Slip and fall injuries are so common that they constitute for nearly three million emergency room visitations annually in the United States. That means that one out of every one hundred people will see the inside of an emergency room this year alone due to a slip and fall accident.
A slip and fall accident occurs when a person slips, trips, and/or falls on another person’s property due to unsafe conditions. Businesses and personal property owners are legally responsible for maintaining property that is hazard free, however, this directive is often disregarded. Common hazards that can cause a slip and fall accident are:
- Oil or grease spills
- Gaping or cracking pavement
- Water, ice, or snow
- Unleveled ground
- Unsubstantial lighting
At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC’ Florida Slip and Fall Lawyer group, we want to defend you. If you or a loved one has suffered undue injury caused by a slip and fall accident, call us today to discuss your legal options. We will evaluate the details of your injury and determine whether or not your injury was caused by a property owner’s negligence. If this is the case, you may be entitled to a Premises Liability claim against the property owner. We will work to prove that the business or homeowner were negligent in keeping their property free of hazards, and if they knew, that they were also negligent in failing to inform you of the hazardous conditions.
Public and work places can also be the site of slip and fall accidents. If your slip and fall accident occurred in your workplace, particularly if you work on a construction site, you may be entitled to file a claim against that particular work site. Injuries incurred on a construction work site can be filed under construction accident injury claim alongside a workers compensation injury claim against the particular construction site where you were injured. In regards to public place injury sites such as the train or roadside, our Florida Slip and Fall Lawyer staff would pursue a claim against whichever government division is responsible (State, County, or City).
There are countless injuries you may be suffering from as a direct cause of a slip and fall accident. In some cases, your injuries may be worse due to a lack of immediate medical assistance at the time of injury. If so, you may be entitled to file a medical malpractice claim. In any case, if you are suffering or suffered from any of the following injuries due to a slip and fall accident, contact our Florida Slip and Fall Lawyers today for your initial consult:
- Cuts, Scrapes, Bruises
- Back injury
- Torn ligaments or tendons
- Internal bleeding
- Brain or spinal injury
- Wrongful death
Our experienced Florida Slip and Fall Lawyer group knows that slip and fall accidents also cause additional stress beyond physical injury. The emotional and mental anguish, as well as earnings and/or benefits loss, combined with unmanageable hospital bills are just some of the calamity that a slip and fall accident can bring. If you or your loved one is suffering from the results of a slip and fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence, contact our office today to discuss how we can get you the compensation you deserve.
There is far more to your case than just the accident itself, and our Florida Slip and Fall Lawyer team knows that. We go beyond the initial incident and inquire as to how long the property was in disarray before your accident, as well as researching other potential injuries from the same site. We also understand that dangerous sites are commonly fixed after such an accident, and we guarantee that such cases will not interfere with your successful claim.
A slip and fall accident can be as devastating as it is injurious, and at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, our Florida Personal Injury Lawyer group are here to help you fight for what is rightfully yours. Our experienced lawyer staff will go over your potential case and get the compensation you or your loved one deserve following a slip and fall accident. Contact one of our offices to discuss your case today. For your convenience, we have offices throughout South Florida in Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami.