A slip and fall accident can occur anywhere from a grocery store to a neighbor’s home. While sometimes these incidents are no one’s fault, the business, municipality, or personal property conditions may have contributed to your injuries, and they may be liable for your medical expenses and other damages. Accident Lawyer John Fagan can help you hold the property owner responsible for your pain and suffering. At our Florida legal offices, there’s never a fee unless we get money for you.
You may experience a range of injuries caused by a slip and fall accident, from a sprained shoulder to a bruised tailbone or more catastrophic trauma. Sometimes, slip and fall injuries leave victims facing lifelong disability simply for visiting a friend, going to the grocery store, or taking a walk on the sidewalk.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen after any jolt or strike to the head and may involve an open head wound. If you hit your head during your slip and fall accident, you need to be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible. TBIs have severe consequences, and you need proper treatment. Some of the warning signs of TBI after a fall include:
- Loss of consciousness ranging from seconds to minutes after the slip and fall
- Feeling disoriented or confused
- Balance problems
- Difficulty sleeping or too much sleep
- Speaking difficulties
- Sensory concerns such as ringing ears (tinnitus), blurry vision, and light or sound sensitivity
- Psychological symptoms include mood changes, depression, and anxiety
Traumatic brain injuries are difficult to treat, and you likely face a long road ahead in managing your symptoms and adjusting to a new kind of normal.
Back or Spinal Injury
Whether you slip on a spill at the grocery store, a broken stair in a home, or trip over a crack in the sidewalk, the way you hit the ground can damage your back and spine. These slip and fall injuries are hazardous for older adults who are more prone to broken bones, such as a fractured hip or pelvis that requires a hip replacement.
The impact of your fall may compress the discs between your vertebrae and cause it to slip out of its proper location, leading to a slipped disc and severe pain. Violent trauma to the spine can affect your mobility and cause partial or complete paralysis. Any amount of trauma to the back and spinal cord can drastically affect your quality of life. These injuries are challenging or impossible to treat, which means you could face a lifetime of chronic pain and disability.
Why You Need a Slip and Fall Lawyer in Florida
You are likely dealing with the fallout of your injuries from the slip and fall accident, such as ongoing medical care and pain. While you may file a personal injury claim yourself, an experienced attorney can fight on your behalf and ensure you receive the total amount of compensation you deserve. It’s easy for the insurance company to deny or devalue your claim when you are unrepresented and recovering from the incident or getting accustomed to a disability caused by the slip and fall. Proving liability is complicated and requires detailed knowledge of Florida laws.
For forty years, our firm has been fighting for injured clients and can help you pursue justice so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Our practice is dedicated to helping accident victims. If you ever need help with a legal problem or just want information on this subject, you can always reach our firm at 777-JOHN. We serve clients throughout Florida with our main office in Orange Park and consult offices in Palatka, Middleburg, Keystone, Starke, Gainesville, and Ocala.