Lakeland Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
Slip and fall accidents occur everyday in the United States, causing serious injuries to victims. The most common type of premises liability claims are slip and fall accidents. Injuries sustained from a slip and fall accident may cause physical distress, costly medical bills and lost wages. When a property owner fails to protect visitors from hazardous conditions in the property, the accident may become even more stressful. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, a Lakeland slip and fall attorney at Burnetti, P.A. may be able to get you the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
Trip and falls can occur indoors or outdoors, and there are a variety of common hazards that may cause slip and fall injuries, including:
- Walking in a poorly lit area of stores
- Sudden changes in flooring
- Holes and uneven patches
- Damaged pavement, sidewalks, walkways and parking lots
- Missing or damaged stairway handrails
- Malfunctioning escalators or elevators
- Broken stairs
- Code violations
- Inadequate lighting
- Walkway obstructions
- Bridge construction hazards, including fallen debris
- Slippery floor surfaces or floor coverings from oil, grease, water, liquids, or food on the floor
If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, the property owner may be responsible for the injuries and expenses you incur due to their negligence. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you obtain the compensation you need to begin to heal.
Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident
The injuries caused by slip and fall or trip and fall accidents can be severe, including broken hips, back injuries broken wrists and arms, brain injuries, head injuries and possible death. If you’ve been injured:
- Seek medical attention for your slip and fall injuries.
- Take photos and determine the hazard that caused the accident.
- Report the slip and fall accident to management or the property owner and fill out an incident report.
Contact a Lakeland Slip and Fall Attorney for a Free Consultation
If you reside in Polk County and have been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact a Lakeland slip and fall attorney who may be able to help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at 1-888-BURNETTI for more information. For a free consultation, fill out the case review form.
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