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Slip and Fall Attorney in Broward County Florida

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Helping Slip and Fall Accident Victims Recover Compensation Through the Legal Process

Did you know that slip and fall injuries are the leading cause of all nonfatal injuries treated in the emergency room in the U.S. every year? Approximately 8 million people visit the ER annually due to slip and fall accident injuries. And while most of those slip and fall accidents do not result in life-threatening injuries, that is not always the case. Slip and fall-related injuries are among the leading causes of injury-related deaths of seniors.

Slip and fall accident injuries are no laughing matter. If you have suffered a slip and fall injury, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries and financial losses. Doing so may take some legal legwork, however.

To win a slip and fall accident case, you must first establish negligence on the part of the property owner or property management staff. This can sometimes be easier said than done. While you may think it is obvious that an individual’s negligence led to your accident injury, they may disagree, and their lawyers may put up a strong defense. It is unwise to file a personal injury claim on your own. Instead, you should retain professional legal counsel to represent your legal rights as you pursue fair compensation for your damages.

Bozanic Law has extensive experience representing the rights and interests of slip and fall accident victims across the state of Florida. With our legal representation in your corner, we feel confident that we can help you pursue the fair settlement you deserve for your personal injury claim. Led by Florida personal injury attorney Zeljka Bozanic, you will receive compassionate and caring legal representation through every step of the legal process. To learn more about the legal services we provide at our personal injury law firm, please contact us to schedule your free case evaluation today.

What Are the Florida Slip and Fall Laws?

Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, whether it be in residential property, commercial property, or public property. As such, businesses, commercial establishments, government entities, and private property owners all can be held liable for damages if it can be proven that they acted negligently in a slip and fall accident case.

The property owners and property management staff have a certain ‘duty of care’ to keep lawful visitors and customers safe on their premises. If there is a hazard present, such as a slippery floor or broken sidewalk, property owners and managerial staff have the responsibility to address the dangerous condition promptly. When a property owner or business corporation fails their duty of care to the public and injuries are the direct result, they may owe you financial compensation for any resulting injuries or pain and suffering.

While slip and fall laws differ from one state to the next, often, slip and fall accident cases are tried as premises liability claims. If you were injured on someone else’s property and you had the legal right to be there, they may be held accountable for damages if they knew (or a reasonable person should have known) of the hazardous conditions and did not promptly act to correct or warn visitors of those dangers.

How Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?

Slip and fall accidents can happen in several different ways, often when we least expect them.

Slip and fall accidents occur in situations like the following:

  • Broken railings
  • Cluttered aisles
  • Cords or other objects left out on the floor
  • Debris on the ground
  • Drop-offs
  • Hidden extension cords
  • Icy, oily, or snowy surfaces
  • Lack of handrails
  • Loose floorboards
  • Loose tiles
  • Metal walkways
  • Poor lighting, especially on the stairways
  • Poorly designed stairs or walkways
  • Poorly maintained parking lots
  • Raised carpeting
  • Raised sidewalks
  • Rotting floorboards
  • Uneven flooring
  • Unexpected level changes
  • Unsafe structures like balconies or terraces
  • Wet or slippery floors

Whatever the cause, we would be proud to represent your personal injury claim as you seek justice and compensation for your slip and fall injuries. Our Broward County law office is home to a highly skilled legal team fully capable of handling even the most complex slip and fall accident claims. To learn more about our legal services, please contact our personal injury law firm for your free initial consultation today.

 How to Prove Negligence in Your Slip and Fall Case?

In order to win your slip and fall case, you must prove that the property owner’s negligence led to the accident and the resulting injuries. To do this, it is necessary to establish a duty of care owed to the injured victim on behalf of the negligent property owner.

Property owners and businesses have a duty of care to all legal visitors and customers. This duty of care means that they must not allow injury to befall any of their legal visitors during their time on public or private property. A failure to uphold this duty of care could be considered a breach of their duty. If the breach of duty leads to an accident, the accident victim may have the beginnings of a solid legal case against the negligent property owners. However, it must go further than that, as the accident must have caused injuries that resulted in financial losses. An accident that did not result in injuries or economic damages of any kind may not be determined to be a valid slip-and-fall accident claim.

To prove negligence in your slip and fall accident case, it is highly recommended that you retain professional legal counsel. Your personal injury attorneys will be able to better determine how to establish legal grounds for bringing a personal injury claim against a negligent property owner or management staff.

To discuss your case with our law firm, please contact us to schedule your free case review today.

What Are Common Injuries in Fall Accidents?

Slips and falls often end with a sudden stop as the head, neck, back, or shoulders violently meet the ground. The sudden shift of gravity often robs individuals of their ability to prepare themselves in time, leading to violent and sometimes deadly concussive impacts on the floor. Injuries can vary depending on the cause of the accident and the health or age of the accident victim, but traumatic brain injuries are fairly common in slip and fall accidents.

Frequently seen common injuries in slip and fall accidents include:

  • Accidental deaths
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Broken bones and bone fractures
  • Concussions and head injury
  • Dislocated joints and limbs
  • Internal bleeding
  • Knee and ankle injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Torn ligaments and muscles
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist and arm injuries

Whatever your type of injury, be it minor or severe, it is important to hold all negligent parties responsible for their actions or inactions. Experienced attorneys can assist you in this aim.

Are Slip and Fall Accidents One of the Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that fall accidents were the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries in children and the elderly.

There were nearly 70,000 traumatic brain injury-related fatalities in the U.S. in the year 2021. That equals nearly 200 TBI-type deaths every day.

Even those who survive a traumatic brain injury are often left with long-lasting life-altering disabilities or other negative effects. Data shows that groups most frequently affected by TBIs include veterans, houseless people, domestic violence survivors, people in correctional facilities, and racial or ethnic minorities.

In addition to slip and fall accidents, which are the cause of nearly half of all traumatic brain injury hospitalizations, car accidents, assaults, and the use of firearms are the other leading causes of traumatic brain injuries in the United States.

Some traumatic brain injuries are possible to recover from without much need for continuing medical care. Some minor concussions, which are a type of traumatic brain injury, can be recovered from safely at home.  Other types of more severe TBI require ongoing care or frequent follow-up care to assist with their medical recovery.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring Slip and Fall Attorneys?

Proving fall accident claims can be complex as they have to do with proving property owner negligence in order to win your case. This can be a challenge for slip and fall accident victims, especially those who are still recovering from the accident that injured them or their loved ones. The legal process to establish the duty of care, show that the duty was breached, show that breaches resulted in injuries, and that those injuries resulted in losses can be a tall order for anyone. It is highly recommended that anyone seek compensation for a fall injury case pertaining to professional legal counsel from experienced Florida attorneys.

While you recover from your injuries and (or grieve the loss of your loved one close, we will contend with the property owner’s insurance company, the fall accident lawyer representing the defendant, and the other complexities of your legal case. You will not need to do anything outside of your comfort zone during this time as you prioritize healing and recovering from the accident above all else. By examining the evidence gathered for your case, our personal injury attorneys can build a strong claim to help you recover compensation for your injury.

It is not legally required for you to retain professional legal counsel for your personal injury case. However, it is highly recommended that you do so, both for the added ease of your case and for the potential of recovering the maximum compensation. Statistics show personal injury victims who do not elect to retain legal representation often recover less in terms of settlement amounts than those who do hire professional slip and fall lawyers. Our personal injury law firm has years of experience representing slip and fall cases, and we have a sterling track record of success. To learn more about our legal services, please contact our law firm for a free consultation today.

What Type of Settlement Could You Potentially Recover for Your Slip and Fall Claim?

With a solid personal injury case, you could be awarded compensation for economic and non-economic damages. These damages may never reverse the harm done to you or your family members, they will attempt to make you ‘whole’ again, financially at least. In cases of a wrongful death lawsuit, the idea of any settlement being enough can be borderline insulting. But this is a system we work in. As your attorneys, we will help you pursue the maximum compensation for your wrongful death claim in the hope that it helps relieve both the financial burden left working with you after the loss of your loved one as well as some of the pain of their passing.

Economic damages you may recover in a personal injury case include:

  • Funeral expenses and burial costs
  • Lost income earning capacity
  • Lost wages
  • Past medical bills and future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy expenses
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages may help compensate you for the following:

  • Emotional distress
  • Lost companionship
  • Lost quality of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

Falls account for many head injuries every year. If the negligence of a private property owner or store owners caused significant injuries to a slip and fall accident victim, there could be serious consequences both legally and financially. Soon after the accident occurred, you should seek medical attention to address any potential serious injuries. Then, after filing an accident report, contact our slip and fall lawyers to discuss your case in a free case evaluation. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case — inadequate lighting, a wet floor, no warning signs, etc. — we may be able to determine liability rests on the shoulders of the private property owner, apartment building, or business establishment.

Bozanic Law has extensive experience representing personal injury cases under Florida law. If an accident caused you injury and financial losses, we want to defend your best interest as you seek financial recovery. Contact us for a free case review today. 954-800-2864.