Aggressive Slip and Fall Lawyers
Don’t take a slip and fall lightly . . .
Every year in Florida, hundreds of thousands of citizens are rushed to emergency rooms as a result of injuries suffered due to a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident. While young children and the elderly are statistically the highest risk for this type of injury, any person can be seriously and permanently injured or even killed by injuries sustained in this type of accident.
The Law Offices of Joseph A. Bosco are well-versed in these sorts of unfortunate circumstances. Our slip and fall lawyers know that when slip-and-fall injuries occur, those who own or control the properties where the hazards existed may be held legally responsible for the damages sustained in the fall injury. It is the injured person’s burden, however, to actually take legal action. Our attorneys can help explain your rights, represent you in court, and make sure you receive full and fair compensation in the event you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed by a slip-and-fall accident.
WHAT CAUSES SLIP & FALL INJURIES?
Slip-and-fall injuries run the gamut in terms of causes. However, in most instances, more is involved than simply an individual being clumsy and tripping over his or her own feet. Some of the more common causes of slip-and-fall accidents are:
- Poorly lit areas;
- Slippery floors;
- Changes in elevation (especially when not properly marked);
- Unsecured carpets, cracked tiles, or cracks in a sidewalk
Of course, there can be many other causes of a slip-and-fall. In any case, however, property owners generally have a legal duty to either correct dangerous conditions or, at a minimum, to warn visitors of those dangerous conditions. Owners of commercial properties like restaurants or stores have a more broad duty to patrons and must inspect their premises regularly for dangers. Homeowners are also not generally exempt. Homeowners also have a duty to invited visitors to warn about hazards they are aware of or should be aware of or know about. If a property owner has not met this legal obligation, then a South Florida Personal Injury Lawyer from the Law Offices of Joseph Bosco can help an injured victim take legal action.
WHAT KIND OF INJURIES CAN BE CAUSED BY A SLIP-AND-FALL?
There are a variety of injuries that can be caused by a slip-and-fall.
- Bone fractures and torn ligaments/tendons;
- Spinal injury. The National Floor Safety Institute estimates that falls are the second most common cause of spinal injuries for seniors ages 65 and up;
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The CDC indicates that 46% of deaths caused by falls in 2011 were due to TBI;
- Death. For seniors aged 65 and over, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death according to the CDC.
When an injury like this occurs, the property owner/renter who breached their duty to safely maintain their property can be required to compensate victims or their loved ones in certain situations for damages caused in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall. Contact some of the best South Florida slip and fall lawyers today at the Law Offices of Joseph A. Bosco for a free consultation at 954.888.8998 ex. 2 or 561-515-7273. You can also simply email Joseph Bosco directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always on your side!