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Were you injured after falling because of dangerous conditions? You may need a Slip and Fall Injury Attorney
Hopefully, many of us will never need a slip and fall attorney. However, property owners and Tampa Bay businesses often fail to maintain their duty of care. When they neglect their duties, they often leave hazards that will injure patrons in a slip and fall.
We’ve all been walking through a store, Walmart, Target, or other department store and seen something left on the floor. It could be boxes or liquid or merchandise. But we know if an employee doesn’t clean up the dangerous condition, someone will suffer a slip and fall injury.
Many slip and falls result in injuries, high medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Alexander Knapp has spent the last seven years of his career fighting for injury victims and their rights. He will investigate your fall and build the strongest case possible against the people liable for your injury.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall, you may need an injury attorney. Call Knapp Accident & Injury law today at 4 for a free case evaluation. We are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
When do you need a Slip and Fall Injury Attorney? Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall cases happen for a variety of reasons. However, when you are on someone else’s property, that person (or business) has a duty to make that property safe for you. They also have a duty to maintain their property.
Property owners are required to regularly clean their properties and remove large obstructions that can block your ability to move around the property. When they fail to properly maintain their properties is when slip and fall injuries happen. Here are some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents:
People slip on liquids and spills that haven’t been cleaned up in a timely fashion often. These liquids can come from leaks, air conditioning units, spilled drinks, spilled groceries, and other sources.
Slippery floors are a very common cause of slip and fall accidents. This can often happen when an employee mops or waxes a floor, but doesn’t properly warn patrons.
In Florida, this is commonly seen on sidewalks. Old oak tree roots have can cause a deviation in the concrete. One side of the walkway will be higher, and it will cause a pedestrian to trip. Florida property owners have a duty to maintain their walkways (including sidewalks) to prevent this from happening.
Certain businesses do a terrible job of keeping their aisles clear. If an accident occurs because a person trips and falls over objects the property owner left in an aisle for an extended period of time, the owner can be held liable.
Lack of proper lighting
Sometimes, there will be hazards that we cannot expect the property owner to clean. However, there must be adequate lighting. Without proper lighting, a property owner could be liable for your slip and fall accident.
Hazardous stairs are another common cause of slip and falls. In Florida, it’s not uncommon for our weather conditions to make outdoor stairs slippery with algae or decay. When these stairs are used by the public, it is the responsibility of the owner to keep them safe. Likewise, broken or poorly lit staircases that are indoors can also pose a hazard.
If you suffer a slip and fall, you need to do everything you can to protect your rights. Alexander Knapp is a slip and fall lawyer that will provide you with a free consultation.
An Experienced Slip and Fall Injury Attorney can help you recover for these Injuries
There are many traumatic injuries one can suffer in a slip and fall. Here is a list of the most common injuries suffered in slip and fall accidents:
Broken wrists and hips
Slip and falls can often result in a hard impact on wrists (from trying to catch yourself) and hips (falling on your side). These injuries can be painful and take an extended time to heal.
Traumatic brain injuries
Rarely do people slip and fall in open fields. Rather, slip and falls often happen in crowded areas. During the fall, the victim will quite often strike their head on an object or hazard. This is known as traumatic brain injury (TBI) and they can be very serious. All TBIs should be addressed immediately by a hospital or doctor.
Neck and back injuries
The forces that are exerted on a person’s spine during a slip and fall are severe. Often, these forces can cause damage to the spinal cord of the victim or even the vertebrae.
Ligament and tendon injuries
Depending on how a victim falls, they can sprain, strain, and even tear ligaments in their arms and legs. These injuries will often require physical therapy, or possibly surgery, as tendons and ligaments do not easily heal on their own.
Many law firms ignore or simply look for the low-hanging fruit with slip and fall accidents. At Knapp Accident & Injury Law, your slip and fall accident will be thoroughly investigated and vetted to get you the maximum compensation that you deserve.
A Slip and Fall Injury Attorney Can Get You Proper Compensation
When someone is injured in a slip and fall accident, they often have high medical expenses, lost wages, and suffer other damages. While some people avoid filing slip and fall claims because they don’t want to “sue” or “go after” a small business, you should know that almost all slip and fall claims are made against insurance companies.
As with automobile accidents, slip and fall claims can recover compensation for the victim. That compensation can include:
Medical bills and treatment costs
A property owner is responsible for medical bills and expenses the victim incurs as a result of the property owner’s negligence.
Future medical care costs
Additionally, a property owner is responsible for future medical care costs which are likely to be incurred as a result of the fall. This can include future surgeries, pain management, or ongoing therapies that the victim has to continue even after settlement.
Many people will miss work as a result of a slip and fall accident. A slip and fall victim can and should recover the money they lost from missing work.
Loss of future earning capacity
Depending on the injury and the victim’s profession, some slip and fall accidents prevent the victim from ever returning to their old job. If a victim is limited in their ability to earn a living in the future, they can recover money for that.
Pain, suffering, and emotional distress
The process of enduring a slip and fall, the subsequent treatment, and the claims process can be difficult. Victims can recover for these non-economic damages.
Loss of enjoyment of life
Permanent injuries from slip and falls will sometimes cause victims to give up hobbies or things they love. These victims should be compensated for these losses.
Call Knapp Accident & Injury Law After A Slip and Fall Injury
Knapp Accident & Injury Law is ready and willing to take your call if you have been hurt in a slip and fall that was caused by the negligence of someone else.