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Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and Fall Injuries | Call Our Experienced Injury Lawyers

Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents happen every day and they are especially troublesome because they can happen anywhere to anyone. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over 8 million (23%) hospital emergency room visits, making falls the leading cause of ER visits. Just slip and falls account for over 1 million of those visits. A wet floor or a loose mat in a hotel, bar, grocery store, or shopping mall causes you to fall, and all of a sudden you’re injured, and your life and that of your family are forever changed.

Slip and Fall Accidents and What To Do

The most common types of incidents are:

  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Improper or poor lighting
  • Loose mats in entryways
  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Wet floors with no signs

What to Do After a Slip & Fall:

We know accidents can sometimes be embarrassing and that you may initially feel as if you’re not seriously injured, and/or that it was your fault, and you may want to move on quickly after your slip and fall. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what you shouldn’t do.

What you should do is:

  • Get immediate medical attention if necessary
  • Ask for a manager - file incident report - get a copy
  • Get contact information of witnesses
  • Use your cell phone to take pictures

Locations such as shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters, and apartment or office building complexes all have a legal duty to make their premises safe from harm that is reasonably foreseeable.

  • For example, if Publix leaves a pallet in the middle of an aisle and you trip over it, that’s foreseeable harm. However, if a hurricane suddenly and unexpectedly shakes the building and merchandise falls on you, that is unforeseeable, and the supermarket would not be responsible for your injuries.

Contact an experienced trip and fall injury lawyer

Saying there was a violation of the duty of care is one thing; proving it is another. The law states that the injured party must prove that the injuries were caused by the negligence of the business or owner of the location in which the accident occurred. The gym, restaurant, building, retail shop, or supermarket in which you fell doesn’t need to prove anything. Unless you know what you’re looking for when trying to prove negligence, you could end up with nothing.

The good news is Rubenstein Law is here to help. We have decades of experience and the resources to prove your slip and fall was due to the negligence of others. Among the many ways we help you, we:

  • Locate the insurance coverage and identify defendants
  • Deal with the insurance company
  • Gather and preserve evidence
  • Stay apprised of your medical care and document damages
  • Build your case to show how and why the defendant was negligent

Injuries can overwhelm your life, don’t let this happen. If you have been seriously injured as a result of slip and fall or trip and fall call Rubenstein Law injury lawyers today. We have offices across FL, or we'll come to you. We are here to answer your questions 24/7, nights and weekends. Remote and virtual appointments are available. No costs or fees unless or until you win money.

What types of accidents are considered a Premise Liability or Slip & Fall case?

  • Amusement Park Accidents
  • Apartment Complex Accidents
  • Building Collapse
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Defective Premises
  • Electrocutions
  • Elevator/Escalator Accidents
  • Equipment Malfunctions
  • Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
  • Falling Objects
  • Fires
  • Improper or Poor Lighting
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Loose mats in Entry Ways
  • Negligent Security
  • Railing and Balcony Accidents
  • Retail Store Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Swimming Pool Accidents including Drowning
  • Wet Floors with No Warning signs
  • Workplace Accidents

How long do I have to file a slip and fall lawsuit?

Generally, you have 4 years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. In cases where your claim is against an entity owned by the State of Florida, you only have 3 years from the date of your injury to notify the applicable government entity, and if your notice does not meet certain notice requirements, it could be barred.

What is my premises liability case worth?

Due to the wide variety of cases, it’s nearly impossible to determine what a premise liability injury is worth without additional details specific that case. When a client comes to Rubenstein Law with a premises liability case or a slip and fall accident injury, there are many aspects to consider including:
  • The cost of your current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages you were unable to earn due to the injury.
  • The cost of future lost wages that you would have earned had you not been injured.
  • The pain and suffering you and your family members endured due to your injury.
  • Combining these factors with the rules of law, our experienced Florida premises liability lawyers can better answer this question as it relates to your specific case.

How long will it take to resolve my premises liability case?

An average premises liability case will take approximately one year to resolve, depending on the complexity of the issues involved and severity of injuries.

What is my next step?

Callous, lazy or ineffectual property owners create hazardous conditions where people can suffer catastrophic injuries including, brain and spinal cord injuries, back injuries and broken bones. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, the personal injury lawyers at Rubenstein Law are here to help you. As your premises liability lawyer, we will help you find proper medical care and fight to make sure you receive the right compensation for your injuries. Call 1-800-FL- LEGAL for a free case evaluation. We are here 24/7, weekends and nights to answer your call and with offices across Florida, we represent clients throughout the state.

We are experienced in a multitude of practice areas including Wrongful Death, Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents, Defective Products, Company Vehicle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Shipping/Boating Accidents, Defective Implants and Medical Devices and Construction Site Accidents. Your choices do matter, put our experience to work for you - call or visit Rubenstein Law today.

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