The minute you leave your home, there are potential dangers everywhere no matter how much care you take to be safe. From the walkway to the store, others may not live up to their legal responsibility to maintain walkways and aisles in safe condition. If you have been hurt in a fall, you may be able to recover financially.
The following people or entities may be liable if you slip and fall:
Slip and fall cases require legal investigation because the property owner is not automatically liable for the fall. Instead, you would need to establish that they acted unreasonably. This could include ignoring known dangers that they should have addressed. Here are some examples of conduct that could be considered negligence:
Many people underestimate the danger of a fall. While they think that is something simple, the truth is that millions of Americans head to the emergency room each year due to falls. These injuries can be severe and life-disrupting. Here are some common injuries that people suffer when they fall:
When you are hurt in a fall, your injuries may linger long after the accident. However, many people may hesitate to seek the medical help that they need because they mistakenly think they can tough it out until they feel better. After an accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as you can.
One of the major elements in any negligence case is that your injury must have been caused by someone else’s actions. However, the passage of time makes it harder to prove that any injury that you have was a result of the fall. This is why prompt diagnosis is a must.
At 388CEDA, our physicians are experienced in treating patients after accidents and providing thorough and accurate documentation of injuries and the treatment those injuries received. Our doctors offer the following diagnostics:
Like any personal injury claim, there are factual issues concerning the property owner and what they should have known and done. In that way, slip and falls can be more complicated than other accidents where what happened is more apparent. This is why you need an attorney to investigate your claim and tell your story to an insurance company or a jury. The conditions where you fell and what you were doing are central issues in your case.
At the same time, the insurance company may try to argue that you were careless yourself. Here, you need an experienced attorney who has frequently handled slip and fall cases. At 388CEDA, we have an entire network of these lawyers, and we can recommend one of them to you upon request.
When investigating a slip and fall, you need to move quickly. The property owner may try to repair the surface or remove the hazards once someone was hurt, so establishing the conditions at the scene may not be possible for long. This is why you need to contact a lawyer immediately after your injury.
If you are injured and preoccupied, 388CEDA can help you get started. Not only do we have doctors in multiple specialties who can help you, but we also have lawyers who we work with whom we can recommend if you ask us. Call us today at 1-800-388-CEDA to learn how we can help you in the aftermath of your fall.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with experienced attorneys.
One of the things that you need time for is diagnosis and treatment of your injuries. When you file a personal injury claim, you need to be very specific when you detail your injuries. An insurance adjuster will ask for your medical records from your injury, and they will go over them with a fine-tooth comb. They are looking for any excuse to pay you less or not pay you at all.
We have physicians who know how to provide thorough and accurate documentation of injuries and the treatment those injuries received. These are some of the medical services that we offer:
Our doctors could help manage your pain while giving you a medical file that you need for your claim. In addition, we can also recommend a lawyer upon request from our network of personal injury attorneys who have a track record of helping injured clients. We can help take some of the stress out of finding an attorney and allow you to focus on your health and family.