Seek Legal Representation Immediately After a Slip and Fall AccidentJanuary 8, 2020 | Category: Slip and Fall Accidents | Share
The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) says falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing 21.3 percent of all ER visits. One of every three persons over the age of 65 will experience a fall.
Negligence on the part of others is often the reason people slip and fall. The negligence can be the result of inadequate signage indicating a danger, spills that are not cleaned up quickly enough, cluttered floors, unsecured carpeting, ground or flooring that is unstable, and a lack of proper supervision for nursing home or assisted living residents. Negligence can also happen in the workplace and be caused by negligent employers and/or their vendors.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, and most often these falls result in head injuries or hip fractures. Injuries from slip and fall accidents can be devastating and life-changing. According to the CDC, they can make it difficult to do everyday activities, get around, or care for oneself because
- Falls can cause broken wrist(s), arm(s), ankle(s), and hip fractures, and
- Falls can cause head injuries. These can be very serious, especially if the person is taking certain medicines (like blood thinners).
Victims of slip and fall accidents may be eligible to seek financial compensation to pay for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and/or the loss of the enjoyment of life. It is extremely important to consult legal counsel immediately before evidence is lost and memories fade. Each state and the federal government have statutes of limitations for filing lawsuits.
Victims of slip and fall accidents, including on-the-job accidents, caused by the negligence of another have four years to file a lawsuit under Florida’s Statute of Limitations 95.11(3). It is extremely important to understand this because after the allowed time has passed, the victim will not be able to file a lawsuit unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Fort Myers Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Randall Spivey said, “Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. represents individuals across the state of Florida who has been the victims of slip and fall accidents. Should you or a loved one be injured in an accident, please contact us immediately after seeking treatment for a free consultation. Time is important, and an investigation needs to start right away before evidence is lost or memories fade. We have the experienced team to assist you 24/7, even on weekends and holidays.”
Fort Myers Slip and Fall Attorney, Fort Myers Car Accident Attorney, Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one (1%) percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and Collier County 239.793.7748.