A slip and fall in a public place is more than just an embarrassing accident. The injuries you suffer as a result can leave you suffering serious injuries. At Eighmie Law Firm, P.A., we have more than 30 years combined experience representing clients in these types of cases, and we know the impacts a slip and fall can have on every area of your life. Our lawyers can help uncover who is ultimately responsible for your injuries, so you can get the compensation you need for medical treatments, lost wages, and other expenses you suffer.
Representing You in Slip and Fall Claims
Slips and falls are no minor accidents. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), they are responsible for roughly eight million personal injuries each year, and are a leading cause of disability in Florida and throughout the country. Even a minor mishap can result in the need for ongoing medical care, while preventing you from working or engaging in your usual hobbies and activities.
At the Eighmie Law Firm, P.A., we provide the legal guidance and professional representation you need in seeking compensation for the damages you suffer. Our Fort Pierce slip and fall lawyers represent clients who have suffered the following:
- Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle or tendon strains, sprains, and tears;
- Severe bruising, cuts, and lacerations;
- Dislocated joints and broken bones;
- Back and neck injuries, such as fractured vertebrae and herniated discs;
- Head injuries, including concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
When a slip and fall occurs, you should report it immediately to the property owner or manager and seek medical attention, regardless of whether you are experiencing symptoms. Slip and fall injuries can result in serious complications, and not reporting it or getting treatment can jeopardize your rights in a claim.
Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable
Slips and falls can happen in a variety of public places, such as grocery stores, restaurants, or office buildings, and at parks, resorts, and at recreational facilities. They can also occur at work and in public places where you live or at a neighbors home or yard. While commonly referred to as ‘accidents’, the fact is they are often due to the negligence of property owners, managers, and their employees.
As experienced Fort Pierce slip and fall attorneys, we can protect your rights in a claim when injuries occur as the result of conditions such as wet or slippery floor, uneven flooring material, loose paving stones, cluttered aisles, or a lack of lighting or handrails. Under Florida’s negligence statutes, property owners have a duty to protect visitors and invited guests and can be held liable for failing to correct dangerous conditions or for failing to warn others that the condition exists.
Contact Us Today for Help
To get the compensation you are entitled to in an injury claim, you need someone with legal knowledge and experience on your side. To see how the Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. can help you get the compensation you need to recover, reach out and contact our Fort Pierce slip and fall lawyers to request a consultation today.