Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer-North Lauderdale
Trip and Fall Accidents Handled by South Florida Attorney
North Lauderdale, Florida: Did you know that a leading cause of hospital
visits for non fatal injuries in Florida are fall accidents. Slips, trips,
and falls of any kind can happen anywhere, and if they happen due to the
negligence of a property owner, then you might have a personal injury
case. We have handled slip and fall and trip and fall cases in North Lauderdale
and in many counties in the State of Florida.
Our personal injury law firm has represented people who have fallen off
of ladders, slipped on foreign substances, tripped on an inconspicuous
step or one that violates the building code, , and even handled an admiralty
Federal Court case where a marine mechanic fell into open hatch cover
on a yacht. Before you assume you don’t have a case, it’s
worth calling to discuss your case with our personal injury firm. The
consultation is free and you will speak to someone immediately about your case.
Our client tripped and fell on a metal rod sticking out of a parking block.
It’s best to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible
after your accident. Fall accidents have a statute of limitations, meaning
that you have a limited amount of time to pursue your personal injury
case. If you can, try to take photos of the scene of the accident to preserve
the evidence before it is changed. Photographs are very important because
property owners can fix the broken step or whatever it is that caused
your fall. The saying “A Picture is worth a thousand words”
is often true in these type of cases.
How Do Slip, Trip, and Fall Accident Cases Work?
Falling on someone’s property is not enough to have a personal injury
case. In fact, you need to either show that the owner of the property
created the condition or that the substance was on the floor for a long
enough period of time for the property owner to have known about it and
had enough time eliminate the danger. Also, the law requires slip and
fall accident victims to prove generally how the substance got on the
floor, and generally how long it was on the floor.
In order to pursue a fall accident case, you must be injured. If we decide
to take your case, we will follow up to see how you are recovering. Many
of the fall accident cases that we have handled in the past required filing
a law suit. We have handled cases against well known companies such as
TGI Fridays, Publix, Walgreens, Applebee’s and many others businesses.
Every accident case is unique and sometimes liability can be found on someone
other than the property owner. For example, in ladder accident cases,
the fall could have resulted from the design of the ladder, in which case
that manufacturer may be held responsible.
Other common fall accident cases are caused by elevated booths in restaurants.
The issue is that a lot of the times, the step ups to the booth are camouflaged
because they are the same flooring material and pattern as the floor on
the surface. Oftentimes, people, especially the elderly, forget that they
are sitting in an elevated booth, and fall when they go to leave the restaurant.
Read more about
falls from booths in restaurants and see what they look like so you can be more cautious the next time
you go to a restaurant.
If this is your first time pursuing a personal injury case, we recommend
free accident guide, which will give you tips on selecting a personal injury lawyer. Get the
answers you’re looking for and see if we can represent you for your accident.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a fall accident in North
Lauderdale, call our office now toll free at
(954) 833-1440 for your free consultation.