A trip to the grocery store or another Tampa business or office that ends in a slip and fall accident can be a life-changing event for the accident victim and their family members. A fall can cause a variety of serious injuries, from broken bones to head wounds. In many cases, slip and falls can be fatal. If you are searching for information on general premises liability, you can find more information here. Falls are a particular threat for Florida’s older residents. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that falls are the leading cause of death from an injury among adults who are age 65 years old or older.
Injuries related to falls are also common for employees who work in hazardous conditions. Many jobs require employees to be on their feet for hours at a time, which often increases the incidence of these accidents. This is especially true of certain professions, such as healthcare workers. If the owner or operator of a business, government office, private home or other property played a role in a slip and fall accident, they can be held legally responsible for the accident victim’s injuries and other losses. They can be made to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. At the Disparti Law Group, P.A., we can help you if you or a family member of yours has been hurt in a falling accident. a slip and fall attorney understands the daunting costs of slip and fall, and we are dedicated to helping victims and their families to obtain funds to cover all of their losses. Our consultations are always free. To find out more, simply call us today or fill out our online form.
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After a Slip and Fall Accident
The Florida Department of Health ranks falls among the top 10 causes of fatal injuries in every age group. Among adults ages 65 and older, falls actually are at the top of the list. About 20 to 30 percent of people who slip or trip and fall suffer moderate to severe injuries, according to the CDC. Common examples of injuries suffered in falls include:
Some people injured in a fall recover with little trouble. But those who suffer more serious injuries or who are at a point in their lives where they cannot easily bounce back from injuries can face a long recovery after a fall. Some fall victims are permanently disabled. Serious fall injuries are costly. Those who are hurt in slip and fall or trip-and-fall accidents deserve assistance with the costs of their injuries and recoveries. If a business or government allowed a fall to occur on their property, they can be held legally responsible for paying these costs.
Once liability is established, the at-fault party and their insurance companies must compensate victims for their losses. Our attorneys may negotiate a settlement with the insurance company representing the at-fault party. When insurance companies refuse to provide a fair settlement, Disparti Law Group will pursue a jury trial to help our client obtain justice.
Property Owners’ Responsibility in a Slip and Fall
If there is a potential hazard on one’s property – for instance, a spill in the aisle of a grocery store, a pothole in the parking lot at city hall or tools and equipment left out at an amusement park – the property owner or operator has a responsibility to either remove the hazard in a timely manner or to adequately warn visitors that a hazard exists. When a property owner fails to do either of these things, then they have failed in their duty to maintain their premises in a safe condition. If one suffers a slip and fall injury as a result of this failure, then the property owner and operator could be held liable for the victim’s losses. The slip and fall lawyers at the Disparti Law Group, P.A. can use our slip and fall accident lawsuit experience to seek compensation for you. We can:
Our goal is to make sure that you are fully and fairly compensated for all of your losses. By taking legal action, we hope that we can also cause the property owner or operator to change their ways and maintain their premises in a safe condition so future accidents are prevented.
How Can I Afford to Hire a Tampa Slip and Fall Lawyer?
During an initial consultation, which is free, we will review the specifics of your accident and discuss your legal options. If we determine that we can handle your case, we will represent you on a contingent fee basis. You will not be charged for legal fees or costs unless we obtain compensation for you through a settlement or court award. At that time, the fee for our legal representation will come from a percentage of the final award.
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