Each year, approximately 800,000 individuals are admitted to the hospital because of the injuries they suffer in a fall [Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. Although falls can happen anywhere and at any given time, they tend to happen more often on public property, construction sites, and in nursing homes. Some of the common reasons why slip and fall accidents occur include:
- The flooring is lifted, raised, or worn down.
- A slippery substance was left on the floor.
- The floorboards are loose.
- Inadequate lighting
- Uneven surfaces
- Objects were left in the walking path
- Unrepaired potholes
When a person slips and falls on someone else’s property, they may be entitled to recover compensation for their injuries and losses. For example, if an individual fell over lifted carpet while visiting a hotel and suffered a head injury that required them to seek ongoing medical attention and around the clock care, they could sue the establishment for damages (i.e. money paid to a victim to serve as a form of relief). Seeing that hotel staff is expected to maintain the building to ensure it is safe and hazard-free, an incident such as this may make for a good case.
It isn’t always easy to tell when a slip and fall accident victim has the grounds to sue the landlord or owner of the property they fell on. Therefore, anyone who has suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale, FL should contact Madalon Law to begin discussing the incident with a skilled personal injury attorney.
What are some compensable injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident?
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Sprains or strains
The victim of a trip and fall accident may also be entitled to recover compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and more if they can prove the incident happened on account of someone else’s negligence. Not sure how to prove this? The good news is, the victim of a slip and fall won’t have to worry about proving negligence when they hire a Fort Lauderdale, FL personal injury lawyer to help them.
The Lawyers at Madalon Law are Ready Help a Slip and Fall Accident Victim Obtain the Justice They Deserve
Business owners, government entities, and property owners, in Fort Lauderdale all are responsible for ensuring their premises are safe and free from any hazards. When this isn’t done and someone suffers an injury in a slip and fall accident, the owner or operator of the property can be held accountable for covering a victim’s expenses related to the accident. To learn more about how much a slip and fall accident victim might be entitled to for the injuries they suffered, contact Madalon Law.
You can reach Madalon Law at:
100 N. Federal Highway, #CU5
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301