Tamarac Slip & Fall Attorney
Whether tripping over one’s own feet, slipping on a slippery surface, or falling as a result of failing to see a step, most people can say that they have definitely experienced a slip, trip, or fall at some point in their life (if not more than once!). But while most slip and fall accidents are minor, and sometimes even amusing, these accident types can be serious. In fact, slip and falls are a leading cause of death for elderly persons, and even young persons can incur serious injuries as a result of slipping, tripping, and falling.
Our Tamarac slip & fall attorney knows that if you’ve been in a serious slip and fall accident, you need compensation to pay for your injuries. Attorney Barry S. Mittelberg can help.
Top Causes of Tamarac Slip and Falls
While slip and fall may often happen because of clumsiness or walker distraction, many slip and falls are a result of dangerous conditions. Examples of top causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Torn carpet;
- Broken stairs;
- Defective escalators or elevators;
- Spills of food, drink, and other substances;
- Lack of handrails;
- Falling objects;
- Dangerous conditions at retail stores, on construction sites, etc.;
- Unfenced fall-from-height risks and pools and bodies of water; and
- Uneven walking surfaces and depressions in walking areas.
Injuries from Slip and Falls
A slip and fall that occurs from a height, happens on a hard surface, involves a lot of force, etc. can result in serious injuries. These injuries might include sprains and strains, internal injuries, back and neck injuries, bone fractures, and traumatic brain injuries. Sometimes, injuries require many months of medical care to treat; sometimes they never fully heal, leaving an individual permanently disabled. In addition to the medical costs, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other damages are all losses for which a victim should be compensated.
Not all slip and fall accidents warrant a personal injury claim; instead, a claim is appropriate when the accident was the result of a dangerous condition that the property owner knew of and should have remedied but did not. If you can prove that the property owner knew or should have known of the condition and did not fix or warn of the condition, then you can bring forth a claim against the property owner for damages. Typically, the only exception to this is in the event that you were trespassing or on the property illegally at the time of the slip and fall. If this was the case, then the property owner owed you no duty other than to refrain from willful or wanton harm.
Do I Have a Tamarac Slip and Fall Case?
If you’ve slipped, tripped, and fallen and have suffered an injury as a result, you may have a slip and fall claim. Our Tamarac slip and fall attorney at The Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. can review your case for free and provide you with the legal advice and representation you deserve. Contact us today to get started and learn more about how to get the money you need.