Category: Slip and Fall



What Can Happen When Floridians Slip and Fall
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What Can Happen When Floridians Slip and Fall

 

A lot of people don’t take slip and fall injuries very seriously, but they are incredibly common and often have devastating results.

 

Case-in-point: they are a leading cause of emergency room visits in Florida.

 

Now, this doesn’t mean that every single fall someone experiences leads to a severe injury. Exactly what harm results from an individual fall depends upon the force and distance of the fall, the surface that the victim falls on, and how the victim lands.…

Three Most Common Florida Workers Compensation Injuries
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Three Most Common Florida Workers Compensation Injuries

 

If you have suffered an injury while on the job and accrued medical expenses or been forced to miss work as a result, you may be eligible to file a worker’s compensation claim to cover your expenses. If your loved one died as a result of a workplace accident, you may also be eligible to receive a settlement.

 

However, before you accept any settlement, it is prudent to consult with an aggressive Florida personal injury attorney to make sure that you have received the maximum benefits and the compensation you deserve for your injury.…

Florida Woman Loses Slip and Fall Case – What You Need to Prove
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Florida Woman Loses Slip and Fall Case – What You Need to Prove

People slip and fall every day, but they don’t necessarily think they have a lawsuit on their hands.

 

Delores Arp of Palm Beach County, however, absolutely believed she had a valid slip and fall lawsuit when she tripped on a loose paver stone at Waterway East Association, Inc. Arp was walking back to her house, and she used W.E.’s shopping area property as a shortcut – a cut-through many people had used before.

 

W.E. affirmed that Arp was not a customer at the shopping area, and that they therefore did not owe her any duty of care.…

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.…

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