Deerfield Beach Slip & Fall Lawyer
If you slipped and fell on another person’s property because of a wet floor, icy sidewalk, randomly placed object, or some other unsafe condition, and if you were injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Too many slip and fall victims assume that their injury was the result of their own clumsiness, but this is not the case. Oftentimes, slip and fall incidents occur because of property owners’ carelessness. When a property owner fails to maintain his or her property, fix unsafe conditions, and/or provide visitors with adequate warning, he or she could be held liable for injuries sustained.
At Leifer & Ramirez, our Deerfield Beach slip & fall lawyers represent victims of negligence, and we fight on their behalf to ensure that they are compensated for the harm done to them. If you or a loved one sustained an injury because a property owner failed to maintain his or her premises, contact our law firm today to schedule a free and private consultation.
Damages in Slip and Fall Cases
Slip and fall injuries can range in severity. Some victims walk away with nothing more than a fractured wrist, while others sustain serious head injuries. Whatever type of injury you endured as a result of your slip and fall, chances are that your life was negatively impacted in some way during your recovery period. At Leifer & Ramirez, we cannot help you regain the time you lost, but we can fight to ensure that you are compensated for it. We have represented hundreds of slip and fall victims and have helped them obtain compensation for the following types of damages:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Diminished earning capacity; and
- Pain and suffering.
If you believe that you have a slip and fall case, contact our Deerfield Beach, FL, attorneys. We are prepared to listen to your story, determine if you have a case, and, if so, assess the value of your damages.
Common Injuries Associated With Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can be extremely serious. In fact, slip and fall accidents account for approximately eight million emergency room visits in the United States each year. According to Florida statistics, this makes slip and falls the leading cause of hospital visits. While injuries can range in severity, slip and fall accidents most commonly result in the following types of injuries:
- Muscle strains;
- Fractured or broken bones;
- Twisted or sprained ankles, wrists, or knees;
- Torn ligaments or tendons;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Head injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI);
- Lacerations or cuts;
- Herniated discs;
- Internal bleeding;
- Soft tissue injury;
- Paralysis; and/or
- Permanent nerve damage.
The cost of slip and fall injuries is high, averaging out to about $36 billion each year. That amounts to approximately $100 million a day in damages. Slip and fall injuries are serious, and victims susceptible to serious financial loss.
Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Injury Case
Just because a person slipped and fell on another person’s property does not mean that he or she is entitled to damages. In order to recover compensation in a slip and fall claim, a victim must prove that the property owner was negligent in some way. Some ways in which a skilled Deerfield Beach slip and fall lawyer may be able to prove fault include the following:
The property owner was aware of a hazardous condition but did nothing to repair or remedy it;
The property owner was aware of a hazardous condition but took an unreasonable amount of time to make the necessary repairs; and/or
The property owner was aware of a hazardous condition but failed to display adequate warning sets to deter others from the dangerous spot.
Proving negligence in a slip and fall claim is often difficult, which is why it is best to retain the help of an experienced Deerfield Beach slip and fall attorney. The right lawyer can investigate your claim, gather the necessary evidence to prove negligence, and build a strong case on your behalf.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in Florida, reach out to the Deerfield Beach slip and fall lawyers at Leifer & Ramirez today. Schedule your free consultation via phone or online.