We're Here to Help After a Slip and Fall
Every state has property laws that regulate how premises must be configured, maintained, and managed. These laws ensure that visitors to the property stay safe. Florida's property laws remain the same whether the property is the home of a corporate business, a small business, or the private residence of an individual. The laws that cover accidents occurring on someone else's property are usually referred to as slip and fall incidents but can include any injury incurred while on such real estate. These types of injuries happen all too frequently and have the potential to cause severe injury.
A wet floor, broken concrete pathways, materials that block or fall on a visitor can all lead to unfortunate results. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that from 2000 to 2013, the death rate from slip and fall injuries in adults 65 and over came close to doubling. The National Floor Safety Institute found that 23 percent (over 8 million) of hospital emergency room visits are due to unintentional falls.
If you need help after a slip and fall injury on a commercial or private property, contact the West Palm Beach Law Office of Michael C. George, P.A., a law firm you can trust, at (800) 787-6445.
Typical Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are related to dangerous existing conditions and are due, in some cases, to owners who have failed to maintain their properties. Slips or falls can occur because of the following mistakes:
- Unkempt sidewalks
- Mopped floors that are not marked or roped off
- Poor maintenance of parking lots
- Products that block passage through a shopping aisle
- Old or damaged stairways
- Poor lighting
- Loose mats
- Equipment malfunctions
- Broken shopping carts, and more
Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
The most typical kinds of injuries that occur from a slip and fall accident include:
- Bone fractures
- Neck injuries
- Nerve damage
- Torn ligaments
- Head trauma
Steps to Take after Your Accident
Following a slip and fall incident, many individuals are confused, embarrassed, and often want to minimize the injuries they have suffered. It is best, when such slips and falls occur, to have the injuries evaluated by a physician. It is critical that you do the following:
- Call an ambulance if you are in significant pain.
- If you are ambulatory, see a physician as soon as possible.
- Do not be coerced into signing anything.
- Make sure you have the names of any management or staff personnel with whom you have spoken.
- Ask any witnesses to your slip and fall to provide their names and phone numbers.
- Ask the management for an incident report.
- Call a South Florida personal injury attorney before you call your insurance company.
- If you are able, or if someone with you is willing, take pictures of the scene, your clothing, and the area around the scene of your fall.
If your injury occurred because of the negligence of a property owner, you have a right to be compensated for your suffering. Damages that often follow this type of injury are:
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Cost of future income
- Pain and suffering
Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney
In slip and fall cases where a property owner is proven negligent, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. The Michael C. George Law Firm makes its clients a priority and remains committed to helping them. We understand how difficult it is for victims who suffer due to the reckless conduct of property owners.
Treating our clients respectfully and courteously is in our DNA. We are single-minded when it comes to our clients and their cases, so we go the extra mile to get the just outcomes our clients deserve. You will not be handed from one person to another when you call our law offices. We will speak to you or get back to you promptly each time you call.
You can depend on our West Palm Beach lawyers because of our experience, care, knowledge, education, and trustworthiness. Michael C. George has fought for clients who have received millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. Once we establish that a client is deserving of compensation, we arbitrate to get it for them.
Michael C. George is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Established in 1993, it is one of the most prestigious assemblies of trial lawyers in the US. Its membership is limited to lawyers who have attained million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1 percent of US lawyers are members. The Michael C. George Law Firm is qualified to take on even the most complex personal injury cases. They have not seen a personal injury premises liability case that they have not understood and were capable of handling if, indeed, a property owner was negligent.
The slip and fall type cases Michael C. George has handled number in the thousands, yet unlike many other attorneys, George is available to his clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you have Michael C. George on your case, he gives you his cell phone number, because he is an attorney who wants to be available to assist those who are suffering due to severe injury or the death of a family member or a friend, caused by the negligence of another person. The Michael C. George Law Firm has sued some of the largest insurance companies in the world.
The Law Office of Michael C. George
If you fall or slip on a person's property because of the negligence of the owner you may need the help of a South Florida Personal Injury Attorney. Call for a free consultation today. During your appointment, an experienced attorney will help determine if your accident entitles you to compensation from the property owner. There is no payment to our law firm unless we win your settlement or court case. Our team will fight for the justice you deserve. Contact the Michael C. George Law Firm today at (800) 787-6445 or send us an email.