Category: Slip and Fall



You Can Get a Traumatic Brain Injury From a Slip and Fall
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You Can Get a Traumatic Brain Injury From a Slip and Fall

 

If everything goes Sharon Sumner’s way, she will receive millions of dollars from her slip and fall case – but if all things were created equal, she’d prefer to have her life back.

 

Ms. Sumner, 61, is a former realtor who worked in West Palm Beach until she slipped and fell on a ramp outside of her office. After the fall, Sumner allegedly went to the doctor and learned that she had herniated discs in her neck and lumbar spine, and that the spinal damage also affected her brain.…

Why Slip and Fall Cases are So Serious
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Why Slip and Fall Cases are So Serious

To some people, the idea of filing a lawsuit because you slipped and fell on someone’s property may seem ridiculous. Everybody slips and falls from time to time, right? You just pick yourself back up, bandage your wounded pride, and move on.

 

Why would you ever need to sue over a slip and fall? Because sometimes just picking yourself back up isn’t an option.

 

While minor falls do occur, many slip and falls cause serious – even life-threatening – injuries.…

What Happens If My Child Is Injured at Summer Camp?
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What Happens If My Child Is Injured at Summer Camp?

School is out, but that doesn’t mean your child has to be stuck at home for the summer with no structure and nothing to do. Summer camps are a great way to keep your child active, supervised, and having fun – while also allowing them to branch out. However, summer camps come with a lot of risks you won’t find in a classroom.

 

Activities like swimming, climbing, building campfires, and so on may just be part of summer, but they also present lots of potential dangers.…

4 Things to Know About Florida Slip and Fall Cases
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4 Things to Know About Florida Slip and Fall Cases

 

People slip and fall all the time. Sometimes the accident is minor and we simply get back up and go about our business. Other times, a slip and fall could cause serious, long-lasting injuries.

 

But just because you are injured in a slip and fall accident, that doesn’t automatically mean you have a personal injury case on your hands. There are a number of factors to consider about your slip and fall accident if you want to be able to sue for damages.…

How Comparative Negligence Can Affect Your Slip and Fall Case
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How Comparative Negligence Can Affect Your Slip and Fall Case

 

If you were recently injured in a slip and fall incident, you may be wondering if you have a case. A slip and fall claim—also known as premise liability—asserts that the owner of a property failed to take reasonable precautions to ensure the area was safe for people passing through.

 

In a slip and fall case, this means that there was a hazard on the owner’s premises, like a slick floor, and the owner did not take the expected amount of care to fix or warn others about that

hazard.…

4 Essential Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Injury
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4 Essential Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Injury

Slippery floors. Cracked sidewalks. Faulty staircases.

 

These are just a handful of the many common causes of slip and fall accidents in Florida. Oftentimes, these injuries arise due to the negligence of the owners and landlords of stores, businesses, apartment complexes, and other public properties. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain safe buildings, parking lots, and walkways, and attend to hazards in a timely manner. If a property owner fails to eliminate a dangerous condition on their property, they should be held accountable for any accidents that occur because of their negligence.…

Should There Be a Cap on Slip and Fall Awards?
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Should There Be a Cap on Slip and Fall Awards?

Each year, thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents. Sometimes, injuries sustained from these accidents can be severe, particularly in instances where an individual has preexisting medical problems, say in his or her hip. In certain slip and fall cases, the damages sustained can be staggering.

 

Because slip and fall cases can result in such serious injuries, lawsuit payouts following these cases can rack up some high sums. It’s not uncommon to see slip and fallawardsreach six figures, or even rise to the millions.…

“Help! I’ve Fallen and It’s All Your Fault!”
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“Help! I’ve Fallen and It’s All Your Fault!”

We’ve all heard a story like this one before: a man walks into a department store with a banana peel, surreptitiously tosses it on the floor, then gets down on the ground and pretends to have seriously injured himself by slipping on it.

 

Of course, slipping on banana peels is mostly just a myth, but that’s beside the point. When most people think of injury lawsuits where someone hurts themselves at a business and tries to sue them for it, a version of this is what they imagine – scam artists out to earn a big payday by faking a problem and blaming someone else.…

Could a Slipperiness Index Help Reduce Slip and Falls?
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Could a Slipperiness Index Help Reduce Slip and Falls?

We all know that there are all kinds of different reasons that a person might fall down and injure themselves. Uneven walkways can cause people to trip. Spills that haven’t been properly cleaned or marked in stores and other areas are known to put people on their backs. And, of course, the weather can cause a significant uptick in the number of falls that occur.

 

Unlike other areas, of the country, Floridians don’t really have to worry about snow and ice causing more falls.…

Slip and Fall Accidents Often More Serious for the Elderly
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Slip and Fall Accidents Often More Serious for the Elderly

Nobody ever enjoys falling—it can take you by surprise, cause both immediate and long-lasting pain, and bruise both your body and your ego. However, if you’re young and spry, you can heal relatively quickly from a lot of slip and fall injuries. Elderly people, on the other hand, are more likely to encounter complications and require medical treatment after this kind of accident.

 

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 1 in 3 adults 65 and over fall each year, and between 20% and 30% of those people suffer hip fractures, head lacerations, and head trauma.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The South Florida Injury Law Firm handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County