Slip and Fall Injuries

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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 is forever changed.

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Available 24 Hours / 7 Days a Week
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 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 a 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 duty of care is one thing; proving it is another. The law states that as the injured party, must prove that the injuries were caused by the negligence of the business or owner of 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 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 contact Rubenstein Law injury lawyers at 1-800-FL-LEGAL. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

Some Helpful Q&A's
Q

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

A

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.


Q

Who is responsible in a premises liability and fall case?

A

The negligent party in a premises liability and/or fall case is the party or company responsible for maintaining the location and grounds where you were injured.



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