According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), fall accidents are the leading cause of death for Florida residents that are 65 years of age or older. The FDOH also reports that falls are the leading cause of hospital visits for non-fatal injuries in Florida.
Most Common Slip & Fall Accidents and Injuries
Most commonly, in the elderly, we see hip fractures from falls, and secondly, wrist fractures, which also can be very serious and result in the necessity for surgery, or even multiple surgeries. In fact, Broward, Miami- Dade, and Palm Beach counties have the most unintended fall-related injury deaths and non-fatal hospitalizations out of all the non-rural counties in Florida.
The most common falls listed by the FDOH are same-level falls such as:
- And stumbles
However, falls from ladders and falls from steps are also common.
Unfortunately, most fall accidents result in serious injuries that require hospitalization such as:
- Hip fractures
- Fractures to the upper and lower extremities
- And traumatic brain injury
Cases We Handle
At the Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A., we handle fall accident cases of all types in:
- Nursing homes
- Gas stations
- Falls from stairs or down strips in most public places
- And at times, have handled them in private residences
Our managing attorney, Dan Cytryn, is a specialist in slip and fall cases. He has handled several appeals on slip and trip and fall cases, and made some very good appellate law in the state of Florida, and has been successful in trial in many slip and trip and fall cases.
Most in Broward County, but has also had a couple verdicts in Miami-Dade county in fall cases for more than a million dollars (before reduction for any fault of the client or by the judge, and before reduction for attorney’s fees and court costs). We do not take a fee unless we recover money for you.
How Do You Prove Liability in Slip & Fall Accidents?
In order to file an injury claim, your fall accident must be the result of a property owner’s negligence. For example, if you slipped on a substance at a restaurant and suffered injuries as a result of your accident, you might be able to seek attorney representation for your injuries.
Most people assume that if they slip and fall on someone’s property, the property owner is automatically responsible for the victim’s injuries. However, that is not the case. Under Florida law, you must prove that there is negligence by the person responsible for maintaining the premises.
For the past couple of years, the laws pertaining to slip and falls have gone back to reactionary laws that we had close to 20 years ago. The law requires the victim of the slip and fall accident to prove how the foreign substance got on the floor and how long it was on the floor.
Additionally, the victim must also show that either the premises owner created the condition or that the foreign substance was on the floor long enough for the premises owner to have known about it and cleaned it up.
How Our Injury Firm Can Help
If you are in this situation now, and want to seek justice for your injuries, let our attorneys represent you. We can have an attorney or representative come to your home or hospital if we determine we can represent you after your free consultation.
You need a Broward County lawyer that has extensive knowledge and skills handling slip and fall accident cases. The founding attorney of the law firm, Dan Cytryn, knows that certain cases require an individual with expertise in a specific subject area.
For example, restaurants like Outback Steak House use polyurethane coated wood floors that become slippery as you get closer to the kitchen or if you go later in the day, when servers have spilled drinks or other liquids on the floor.
In previous slip and fall cases, we have used:
- Tile experts
- National flooring experts
- And even botany professors as experts to help prove a case
Your Broward County slip and fall lawyer must have the financial ability to front costs such as the hiring of people with floor expertise. In some slip and fall cases, we have spent close to one hundred thousand dollars. We will do what is necessary to improve the chances of winning your case.
Always Available for YouIf you don’t have a way of getting to our office, we will come to your home or hospital.
Board Certified LawyerWe have the only active board certified civil trial lawyer in Northwest Broward County.
More Than 40 Years of ExperienceWe have a proven track record of success in accident cases over 4 decades.
Our Results Don't Lie
We’ve had more than 30 cases that have settled or resulted in jury verdicts of one million dollars or more.
No Fee If No RecoveryWe work on a contingency fee, so we only get paid if you get paid.