Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Committed to obtaining compensation for individuals who have been injured in Fort Lauderdale slip and fall accidents

Nearly every person reading this page will have slipped and fallen at some point in their lives. For many people, skinned knees and bruised elbows were a constant part of childhood, and many adults have taken a spill at some point or another. Undoubtedly, the vast majority of slip and fall accidents result in little more than a minor bump and perhaps a fair bit of embarrassment. In some cases, however, Fort Lauderdale slip and fall accidents result in serious injuries that require significant medical attention.  In fact, the National Safety Council indicates1 that nearly 9 million people seek treatment in emergency departments each year because of injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents.

In these cases, victims may incur financial losses stemming from both lost income and the cost of medical treatment. In addition, people who are hurt in slip and fall accidents often experience tremendous physical and emotional pain and suffering. These and other losses associated with a slip and fall accident are often compensable under Florida law. It is extremely important, therefore, for victims to retain competent legal counsel in order to ensure that their legal rights are protected and that they receive the compensation to which they are entitled. To schedule a free case evaluation with Ft. Lauderdale slip and fall attorney Joseph J. LoRusso, please send us an email through our online contact form available here.

What causes slip and fall accidents?

Slip and fall accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Generally speaking, an person injured in a slip and fall accident must be able to establish that their accident was the result of someone else’s negligence to be able to recover compensation for their injuries. Some of the more common causes of slip and fall accidents that are often the result of negligence include the following:

·        Liquid spills

·        Accumulations of snow or ice

·        Exposed electrical cords

·        Open holes

·        Torn carpet

·        Uneven flooring

·        Cracked pavement

·        Stairs without handrails

·        Open heights

·        Uneven steps

·        Slippery floors

·        Debris in walkways

·        Defective flooring

·        Unsecured rugs

In a slip and fall case, negligence must be established by a preponderance of the evidence.2 Meeting this legal standard often requires significant investigation and presentation of evidence in a way that will be recognized by a court. As a result, slip and fall accident victims that are represented by an attorney often have a much easier time recovering the full value of their claim than those who choose to represent themselves.

Contact a Fort Lauderdale slip and fall accident lawyer today to schedule a free case evaluation

Slip and fall accidents can leave victims with significant medical issues and financial losses.

South Florida attorney Joseph J. LoRusso has extensive experience assisting clients file successful slip 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.

1 http://www.nsc.org/NSCDocuments_Advocacy/Fact%20Sheets/Slips-Trips-and-Falls.pdf
2 http://dictionary.law.com/default.aspx?selected=1586

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