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Slip and Fall Lawyer in Gainesville

Michael C. George, P.A. is a distinguished slip and fall lawyer that has been serving Gainesville and the entirety of Alachua County since 2003.

(800) 787-6445

Were You Involved in a Slip and Fall Accident in Gainesville?

Attorney Michael C. George represents slip and fall victims in legal actions seeking compensation for their injuries and losses. If a Gainesville-area slip and fall accident harmed you or a loved one, send Michael an email or call (800) 787-6445 for a free case consultation.

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Slip and Fall Accident Victims Need Quality Representation

If you have ever taken a fall and were able to get back up unscathed, count yourself among the lucky; every year adults are involved in slip and fall accidents that result in injury, disability, and even death. Older adults (those over 65 years of age) are especially vulnerable to these mishaps. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than one in four older adults falls every year. And although the CDC notes that the percentage of older persons who report falling in Gainesville, Florida is equal to the national average, it is also important to note that less than half of seniors report having a fall to their doctor.

 

Preventing Slip and Falls

When it comes to reducing the possibility of a fall, you want to develop a plan to maintain your health.

  • Talk to your doctor about your fall risks
  • Begin a strength and balance exercise program
  • Get regular vision care
  • Assess your home for fall hazards

Slip and Fall Accidents in Gainesville

According to the United States Census Bureau statistics, Gainesville has a total population of 127,488 and its percentage of older population (those 65 and over) is comparable to that of the rest of the country. Due to this density of older adults in Gainesville, it is prudent for seniors and their loved ones to be aware of the dangers of slip and fall accidents.

Many older adults in Gainesville live with family members, but a significant percentage live alone. This highlights the need for older adults and their family members to be vigilant in safeguarding their well-being.

The National Floor Safety Institute reports some staggering statistics related to slip and fall accidents and older adults in the United States – chiefly among the data is the fact that the incidence of falling increases with each decade of life.

Persons 65 and older are at increased risk of death due to falls. Of all fall-related deaths, 60% are attributed to persons over 75 years old. Also, persons over 65 account for 87% of fractures due to a fall or other serious injuries such as spinal cord or brain injuries. These outcomes affect half of those over 65, often resulting in hospitalization for hip fractures, which precludes them from returning home or living independently.

 

Factors That Put the Elderly at Increased Risk

There are extrinsic and intrinsic factors that place older adults at risk for falling. Although falling is not a normal part of aging, there are aspects associated with the aging process that makes seniors more vulnerable to a slip and fall accident; these are intrinsic factors. Additionally, specific extrinsic issues, sometimes a result of others' negligence, can cause an elderly individual to fall.

Extrinsic Factors

It is estimated that for the elderly, 30% - 50% of falls are due to environmental causes such as poor lighting, slippery floors, and uneven surfaces. These hazards can affect even the healthiest of individuals, but when it comes to older adults who may be dealing with mobility issues, the risk of falling becomes magnified. Persons who rely on the assistance of a walker, cane, or other device are at an even increased danger of falling while trying to navigate perilous conditions.

  • Cracked or broken driveways
  • Poor lighting
  • Stairwells with missing or poorly maintained handrails
  • Clutter and debris in walkways
  • Pooled water from leaky air conditioning units and other sources
  • Variation in surface types and elevations

Intrinsic Factors

As indicated above, getting older may increase a person's chances of having a fall, but there are ways to reduce the risk factors associated with falls in older persons. Research shows that it is often a combination of factors that contributes to falls in older adults. With an increased number of risk factors comes a heightened level of fall risk. Some of these risk factors are:

  • Increased weakness in the lower body
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Walking and balance issues
  • Medication usage
  • Vision problems
  • Foot pain or improper footwear

Consequences of Slip and Fall Accidents

In addition to various types of fractures, brain injuries, spinal injuries, and death, hip fractures are an especially devastating injury for older persons. It is an injury that is difficult to recover from and causes many who experience it to lose their independence. Every year over 300,000 older adults are hospitalized due to a broken hip. This means that many seniors end up with a diminished quality of life, all because of something that could have been prevented.

How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

Even when you have taken precautions, you may be out at a restaurant, a store, or some other business in the Gainesville area and still experience a slip and fall through no fault of your own. This is when you need to reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer in Gainesville who can fight for your rights. Attorney Michael C. George has the necessary knowledge and experience to win your slip and fall case. By following a specific process involving gathering records, investigation, and negotiation on your behalf, the Law Office of Michael C. George can get you the compensation you deserve. Here's how it works:

  • We gather your documents – All records and evidence pertaining to your claim are collected by our office to help the attorney build your case. This includes gathering physical evidence such as medical records, medical bills, photos, and insurance information.
  • We conduct an investigation – By reviewing any video footage of your accident and police records, the attorney can further establish the facts of your case. The attorney will also seek to acquire eyewitness testimony, if available, and attempt to determine the duration of the dangerous condition's existence that led to your accident.
  • We seek to negotiate with the defense – The attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the defense for compensation. If unsuccessful, your case will go to court.

Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer in Gainesville

If you were injured in a slip and fall in the Gainesville area, you might initially be focused on healing from your injuries. But it is also prudent to consider taking action against those whose negligence resulted in your injury. Don't let neglectful individuals get away with careless behavior, and don't try to handle these matters on your own. If you or someone you know has been in an accident, call the Law Office of Michael C. George at (800) 787-6445 for a free consultation.

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The City of Gainesville

Gainesville is a city located in Alachua County, Florida that was originally incorporated in 1869. Over the past 152 years the population has grown to include 127,488 residents, making Gainesville the 13th largest city in the state.

There are 17 Zip Code s in Gainesville

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32601

Latitude: 29.64888

Longitude: -82.32498

Population: 19,363

Family

Average Family Size: 3.40 people

Finances

Average Household Income: $25,673

Gender

Male: 48.8%

Female: 51.2%

Age

Median Age: 24.9 years old

Under 10: 5.8%

10 - 19: 11.9%

20s: 48.2%

30s: 11.0%

40s: 7.7%

50s: 6.6%

60s: 4.5%

70s: 2.6%

Over 80: 1.7%

32603

Latitude: 29.64994

Longitude: -82.35400

Population: 6,949

Family

Average Family Size: 2.87 people

Finances

Average Household Income: $20,660

Gender

Male: 57.8%

Female: 42.2%

Age

Median Age: 20.4 years old

Under 10: 3.5%

10 - 19: 40.2%

20s: 44.5%

30s: 6.2%

40s: 2.8%

50s: 1.1%

60s: 1.1%

70s: 0.6%

Over 80: 0.0%

32605

Latitude: 29.67660

Longitude: -82.37363

Population: 25,556

Family

Average Family Size: 3.34 people

Finances

Average Household Income: $69,707

Gender

Male: 47.5%

Female: 52.5%

Age

Median Age: 39.7 years old

Under 10: 10.5%

10 - 19: 9.6%

20s: 15.7%

30s: 14.7%

40s: 11.2%

50s: 12.3%

60s: 13.3%

70s: 7.9%

Over 80: 4.9%

32606

Latitude: 29.68415

Longitude: -82.44435

Population: 23,442

Family

Average Family Size: 3.21 people

Finances

Average Household Income: $69,974

Gender

Male: 47.6%

Female: 52.4%

Age

Median Age: 38.7 years old

Under 10: 11.2%

10 - 19: 13.0%

20s: 13.5%

30s: 14.0%

40s: 13.9%

50s: 10.7%

60s: 9.9%

70s: 7.0%

Over 80: 6.8%

32607

Latitude: 29.64597

Longitude: -82.42072

Population: 30,214

Family

Average Family Size: 3.36 people

Finances

Average Household Income: $39,905

Gender

Male: 46.1%

Female: 53.9%

Age

Median Age: 25.4 years old

Under 10: 9.0%

10 - 19: 9.1%

20s: 41.3%

30s: 10.3%

40s: 7.3%

50s: 9.9%

60s: 7.7%

70s: 3.5%

Over 80: 1.8%

32608

Latitude: 29.59690

Longitude: -82.40660

Population: 49,659

Family

Average Family Size: 3.35 people

Finances

Average Household Income: $45,887

Gender

Male: 48.8%

Female: 51.2%

Age

Median Age: 28.7 years old

Under 10: 10.0%

10 - 19: 9.5%

20s: 32.8%

30s: 13.9%

40s: 10.1%

50s: 9.5%

60s: 7.6%

70s: 3.8%

Over 80: 2.8%

32609

Latitude: 29.77082

Longitude: -82.28314

Population: 20,105

Family

Average Family Size: 3.71 people

Finances

Average Household Income: $34,826

Gender

Male: 48.6%

Female: 51.4%

Age

Median Age: 34.6 years old

Under 10: 11.0%

10 - 19: 11.4%

20s: 19.7%

30s: 15.5%

40s: 8.5%

50s: 13.5%

60s: 11.9%

70s: 6.3%

Over 80: 2.4%

32612

Latitude: 29.64478

Longitude: -82.35331

Population: 7,164

Family

Average Family Size: 0.00 people

Finances
Gender

Male: 41.4%

Female: 58.6%

Age

Median Age: 19.2 years old

Under 10: 0.0%

10 - 19: 82.5%

20s: 17.5%

30s: 0.0%

40s: 0.0%

50s: 0.0%

60s: 0.0%

70s: 0.0%

Over 80: 0.0%

32641

Latitude: 29.64359

Longitude: -82.22681

Population: 14,959

Family

Average Family Size: 3.85 people

Finances

Average Household Income: $37,540

Gender

Male: 48.9%

Female: 51.1%

Age

Median Age: 35.5 years old

Under 10: 13.0%

10 - 19: 14.0%

20s: 16.3%

30s: 12.2%

40s: 11.1%

50s: 14.5%

60s: 9.9%

70s: 5.9%

Over 80: 2.8%

32653

Latitude: 29.74328

Longitude: -82.39538

Population: 14,030

Family

Average Family Size: 3.13 people

Finances

Average Household Income: $66,471

Gender

Male: 49.2%

Female: 50.8%

Age

Median Age: 46.6 years old

Under 10: 11.9%

10 - 19: 9.4%

20s: 10.5%

30s: 12.1%

40s: 10.6%

50s: 13.6%

60s: 17.0%

70s: 9.6%

Over 80: 5.2%

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32602

Latitude: 29.66333

Longitude: -82.45010

Family

Average Family Size: 0.00 people

Finances
Gender

Male: 0.0%

Female: 0.0%

Age

Median Age: 0.0 years old

Under 10: 0.0%

10 - 19: 0.0%

20s: 0.0%

30s: 0.0%

40s: 0.0%

50s: 0.0%

60s: 0.0%

70s: 0.0%

Over 80: 0.0%

32604

Latitude: 29.64983

Longitude: -82.34589

Family

Average Family Size: 0.00 people

Finances
Gender

Male: 0.0%

Female: 0.0%

Age

Median Age: 0.0 years old

Under 10: 0.0%

10 - 19: 0.0%

20s: 0.0%

30s: 0.0%

40s: 0.0%

50s: 0.0%

60s: 0.0%

70s: 0.0%

Over 80: 0.0%

32610

Latitude: 29.64228

Longitude: -82.34495

Family

Average Family Size: 0.00 people

Finances
Gender

Male: 0.0%

Female: 0.0%

Age

Median Age: 0.0 years old

Under 10: 0.0%

10 - 19: 0.0%

20s: 0.0%

30s: 0.0%

40s: 0.0%

50s: 0.0%

60s: 0.0%

70s: 0.0%

Over 80: 0.0%

32611

Latitude: 29.64344

Longitude: -82.34964

Family

Average Family Size: 0.00 people

Finances
Gender

Male: 0.0%

Female: 0.0%

Age

Median Age: 0.0 years old

Under 10: 0.0%

10 - 19: 0.0%

20s: 0.0%

30s: 0.0%

40s: 0.0%

50s: 0.0%

60s: 0.0%

70s: 0.0%

Over 80: 0.0%

32614

Latitude: 29.61071

Longitude: -82.37519

Family

Average Family Size: 0.00 people

Finances
Gender

Male: 0.0%

Female: 0.0%

Age

Median Age: 0.0 years old

Under 10: 0.0%

10 - 19: 0.0%

20s: 0.0%

30s: 0.0%

40s: 0.0%

50s: 0.0%

60s: 0.0%

70s: 0.0%

Over 80: 0.0%

32627

Latitude: 29.64635

Longitude: -82.32820

Family

Average Family Size: 0.00 people

Finances
Gender

Male: 0.0%

Female: 0.0%

Age

Median Age: 0.0 years old

Under 10: 0.0%

10 - 19: 0.0%

20s: 0.0%

30s: 0.0%

40s: 0.0%

50s: 0.0%

60s: 0.0%

70s: 0.0%

Over 80: 0.0%

32635

Latitude: 29.65040

Longitude: -82.32525

Family

Average Family Size: 0.00 people

Finances
Gender

Male: 0.0%

Female: 0.0%

Age

Median Age: 0.0 years old

Under 10: 0.0%

10 - 19: 0.0%

20s: 0.0%

30s: 0.0%

40s: 0.0%

50s: 0.0%

60s: 0.0%

70s: 0.0%

Over 80: 0.0%

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