About Slip and Fall Injuries
Lakeland Slip and Fall Lawyer Dean Burnetti provides professional Slip and Fall Injury Attorney legal services in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Highlands County, including: Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring, Venus, Placid Lake, and Sylvan Shores; and in Hardee County, including: Bowling Green, Ona, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Gardner, and Limestone; and all of the Greater Central Florida Area.
The CDC reports that the injuries to 20 to 30 percent of injuries stemming from slip, trip, and fall incidents range from moderate to severe. Furthermore, the National Floor Safety Institute reports that fall-related incidents require over 1,000,000 visits to U.S. emergency rooms each year. As such, with such significant injuries stemming from these accidents, it's a good idea to visit a slip and fall lawyer if you become injured in a fall.
Oftentimes, slip and fall incidents occur due to slippery or wet floors or clutter on floors. Furthermore, defective or broken stairs, steps, or ramps or loose, cracked, or broken floor tiles can cause falls. Poor lighting, both indoor and outdoor, is yet another reason many falls occur. Finally, trips over ladders or scaffolding, or even cracked, warped, or damaged sidewalks, roads, or parking lots can cause falls.
Slip and Fall Locations:
Oftentimes, slip and fall incidents occur due to slippery or wet floors or clutter on floors. Furthermore, broken stairs, steps, or ramps or damaged floor tiles can cause falls. Poor lighting is yet another reason many falls occur. Finally, trips over ladders or scaffolding, or even damaged sidewalks, roads, or parking lots can cause falls.
Slip and fall incidents can happen anywhere. Frequently locations include retail, grocery, department, convenience, chain, and mom-and-pop stores. Additionally, malls, shopping centers, and specialty shops are sites of fall injuries.
Because of food or liquid spills, restaurants, fast food eateries, cafés, coffee shops, and cafeterias regularly see falls. Also, multiple elevations in theaters, stadiums, and arenas cause fall incidents.
Furthermore, inclement weather and uneven ground can cause falls at farmers’ or flea markets, playgrounds, municipal parks; not to mention amusement or theme parks, plus festival and carnival grounds.
Slick surfaces and standing water pose increased fall risk around public, hotel, apartment, and community swimming pools. Plus, water parks or water areas of theme parks pose similar risks.
Other frequent sources of falls are nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Such facilities may have food, beverage spills, urine, feces, or medical equipment on the floor.
Additionally, public restrooms such as in retail stores, restaurants, offices, hotels, and theme parks are frequent fall locations. Excess water from plumbing damage or sink or commode overflow are often to blame. Excessive paper towels on the floor also account for these falls.
The above locations as places of employment also see fall activity. Many fall injuries also occur at construction sites.
Aside from stationary locations, busses, trains, planes, and subways are also noteworthy fall accident sites.
By and large, private residences see the most fall injuries each year. These include falls by the residents’ occupants and visitors.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries:
The severity of Slip and Fall injuries ranges from bumps and bruises to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and even death. Common slip and fall or trip and fall injuries include:
- Sprains, Strains, or Ligament Tears to Wrists
- Sprains, Strains, or Ligament Tears to Ankles
- MCL Injuries, ACL Injuries, Patella Injuries, Knee Injuries
- Shoulder Dislocations
- Other Shoulder Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Cuts / Lacerations
- Bruises / Contusions
- Broken Bones
- Fractured Bones
- Dental Damage / Broken Teeth, Lost Teeth
About Slip and Fall Injury Compensation:
Florida Law allows victims of slip and fall injury accidents to seek compensation for their injuries that were the result of the negligence, carelessness, or intentional actions of another. Injury victims may seek compensation for:
- Injuries resulting from your slip and fall;
- Lost wages due to time missed from work, and inability to perform your work related duties;
- Medical bills directly related to your injuries, including medical treatment, physical therapy &, rehabilitation costs, prescription costs, necessary medical equipment, and if necessary, long term or permanent treatment treatment and care;
- Pain and Suffering;
- Long term or permanent diminished quality of life;
- And in the unfortunate event of a loss of life, compensation, for the immediate family, as a result of a wrongful death.
Dean Burnetti Law Can Help...
No matter how you were injured or if a loved one was killed in a slip and fall incident and you aren’t sure what your options are, the attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of your case. They are eager to navigate the legal system for you as you travel down the road to physical and financial recovery. Call Dean Burnetti Law at 863-287-6388 today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
The attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of Slip and Fall Injuries, including soft tissue damage, bone injuries, nerve damage, organ damage, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Our team is highly qualified and waiting to serve you.
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