Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
One of the most common types of accidents that can cause injury is a slip and fall. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, such as on a sidewalk outside after tripping over broken concrete, or in a grocery store after slipping on spilled liquid that hadn’t been cleaned up yet. While some slip and fall accidents result in only a few bumps and bruises, others are significantly more serious and result in broken bones, bleeding, and critical head injuries.
Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
Often, slip and fall accidents can be prevented. In workplaces, hazards like objects blocking the walkway can be removed. In retail spaces, spills can be cleaned up immediately, and signs can be placed to warn customers of wet floors. Parking lot and building managers can ensure that concrete isn’t broken or riddled with holes, and dangerous ice and snow can be managed in the winter by using salt and snow shovels in a timely manner. However, many people responsible for the properties they own or manage fail to eliminate hazards, resulting in a patron slipping and falling.
Getting Medical Treatment After a Fall
If you or a loved one have slipped and fallen, it’s important to get medical treatment right away, even if you feel like you weren’t seriously injured. In many cases, injuries take time to manifest symptoms and you may not begin to feel pain or discomfort until later on after the incident. Getting medical care immediately can identify any problems quickly, and can solidify your case for compensation should you pursue action against the owner or manager of the premises on which you were injured.
After a slip and fall accident, it’s important that you also consult with an experienced attorney to determine what your rights and legal options are. You may be able to recover damages for medical bills and lost wages that resulted from the accident and hold the at-fault party responsible for their negligence or carelessness.
At the Felicetti Law Firm, P.C., our lawyers have significant experience working with clients who have been injured in a slip and fall accident. We will aggressively advocate for your best interests, and will work hard to ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve after being injured in a fall. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss the details of your case by calling (305) 998-7000.