According to the National Safety Council, falls are the second cause of unintentional death in the U.S. In fact, in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available, more than 25,000 people died due to a fall, and many more were injured. In 2011 alone, nearly nine million people were treated in emergency rooms due to their falls.
Persons injured in slip and fall accidents often lose time from work, incur medical expenses, and in some cases, end up permanently disabled. Although some falls occur in a person’s home, most actually occur in the community. Often, the fall is due to the negligence of a property owner or occupant who has failed to keep the premises safe.
Here are just a few common conditions that are known to cause such an incident:
- Parking lots that have built-up debris or have unrepaired cracks or holes
- Uneven sidewalks
- Electrical wires or cords left in aisles
- Wet floors without required warning signs
- Slippery, just-waxed floors
- Obstruction or clutter in aisles
- Poor lighting
An Orlando Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you have suffered a slip and fall accident, you may have had one or more broken bones, spinal or soft tissue injuries and more. You may have continuing medical expenses and lost wages due to time off work. You may not be able to go back to work and you wonder how you are going to pay these expenses. And, since you are unable to work, you may not be able to pay your mortgage or rent. You are emotionally stressed about your future.
Todd Miner is an Orlando personal injury attorney who can help. He will evaluate your case for free and advise you on how to proceed. If he believes you have a valid case, he will take your case on a contingency basis, meaning there will be no fee if you do not win your case.