TRIP & FALL
Fort Lauderdale Trip and Fall Attorney
Protecting the rights of individuals who suffer injuries in fall accidents
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), close to 9 million people in the United States seek medical treatment because of injuries suffered in slips, trips, and falls. Trip and fall accidents often occur because a property owner or other party acted in a negligent manner. In such cases, fall victims have the legal right to compensation from the negligent party for medical bills, lost income, and other relevant losses.
At the Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we are committed to helping victims injured in trip and fall accidents obtain the full compensation they deserve, so call our office for help at 954-715-3260 today.
Trip and falls can cause serious injuries
In a trip and fall accident, a victim often falls forward, which means they have to quickly catch their body weight on their hands if they are able. If they are unable to catch themselves, they may land on nearby objects or may fall all the way forward onto the ground. Many individuals who trip and fall down may sustain only minor injuries such as a skinned knee or bruised ego. However, too many victims who trip and fall suffer severe injuries that require medical treatment as soon as possible, including the following:
- Broken wrists and arms
- Sprains and strains
- Facial fractures
- Traumatic brain injury
- Injuries from impalement
Holding property owners liable for negligence in trip and falls
Trip and falls are often caused by a dangerous hazard on property, which commonly include:
- Uneven flooring
- Bunched or unsecured carpet
- Uneven areas or cracks in sidewalks
- Floor step-offs that are not clearly marked
- Electrical cords that are not secured to the walls
- Objects or debris left in common walking areas
Property owners have the duty to keep their premises safe and should always inspect for possible hazards and correct them in a timely fashion. When they do not and a visitor is injured due to a trip and fall, they should be held liable for their negligence.
Contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale trip and fall attorney for a free consultation
South Florida attorney Joseph J. LoRusso has extensive experience assisting clients file successful trip and fall accident claims in Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding areas. Please feel free to fill out our online contact form or call (954) 715-3260 to schedule a free consultation today.