Most of us have fallen at some point in our lives, whether due to our own clumsiness or because of a poorly placed object or slippery floor. While most falls are minor and may result in simple bumps or bruises, sometimes they can result in serious injury. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), injuries sustained in accidental falls account for approximately 8.9 million emergency department visits each year. When these accidents occur because of the negligence of a property owner or other party responsible for the maintenance of a property, victims may be able to recover for their injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit. The most effective way to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve after a Clearwater trip and fall accident is to consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
There are many reasons that a trip and fall accident may occur, some of which may implicate negligence on the part of the party responsible for the accident. Some of the most common include the following:
Not all trip and fall accidents are caused by negligence, and it is important to have an attorney review the facts of your case in order to determine whether you have a claim. Other issues that may be relevant to your case include whether you fell on commercial or private property, whether the condition was caused by a natural process, if you contributed to the accident, as well as others.
Trip and fall accidents can result in significant medical expenses and lost income, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of quality of life. These and other losses may be compensable by filing a Florida personal injury claim. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Clearwater trip and fall lawyers, call our office today at (727) 451-6900. If you would like to send our office an email, please fill out the contact form available on the right side of this page.