According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injuries to the hips and head are the most common injuries attributed to slip and fall accidents. In fact, there are more than 300,000 hip fractures from slip and fall accidents every year.
These injuries often prove serious and require immediate hospitalization. They may also lead to months or years of physical therapy, as they can leave a victim temporarily or permanently disabled. If someone else was responsible for your injuries, you have the right to seek compensation to pay for your losses.
Additional Injuries After a Slip and Fall
There may be many more injuries that victims have to deal with after a slip and fall accident, including:
- Sprained muscles
- Broken bones (clavicles, wrists, legs, feet, and more)
- Cuts and scrapes
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, often resulting in some form of paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- And more
A lawyer with our firm can help you determine if your injuries arose from your slip and fall accident.
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Available Damages for Slip and Fall Victims
Depending on the content of your slip and fall claim, you may be eligible to collect economic and non-economic damages. The law allows you to seek damages that address the unique losses you suffered during the accident, after the accident, and in the future.
You may recover numerous specific damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Inability to earn your previous salary due to injury
- Property damage
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Ongoing aid for long-term disabilities
- And more
Statute of Limitations on Slip and Fall Cases in Florida
According to Florida Statutes §95.11, slip and fall claims must be filed within a four-year period of time following your accident. However, this is the general rule, and it may not apply to your specific case. If you want to file a claim against a government entity (local, county, or state), your claim may be subject to a much shorter statute of limitations. Additionally, workers’ compensation claims often have shorter deadlines for filing.
If you fail to take action in a timely manner, your case may be automatically dismissed. A professional personal injury attorney will have a better understanding of the statutes surrounding your specific case. As such, they can help you take the proper steps to maintain your right to compensation.
Our Orlando Slip and Fall Lawyers at Bogin, Munns & Munns are Ready to Fight for Your Case
Here at Bogin, Munns & Munns, we have been serving slip and fall accident victims for over 40 years. If you find yourself injured after a slip and fall accident in Orlando, we can spring into action and serve all your legal needs during your fight for justice.
Our team of legal professionals will be happy to answer any questions you have before we get started on your case. Above all else, we want you to have a firm understanding of your legal options before you proceed with any life-changing decisions. If you decide that filing a lawsuit or an insurance claim is in your best interest, we can fight for you throughout the entire process.
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Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can result from negligence on the part of a property owner or manager. They can occur due to slick surfaces, debris on the floor, steep staircases, structural collapses, loose cables, and other issues arising from a lack of maintenance.
In some cases, these accidents are caused by property owners who do not do enough to keep their premises safe. Even if an employee caused the specific circumstances that led to the accident, the law generally places liability on the owner of the property because they are responsible for keeping people safe on their property (to a reasonable extent).
Other causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Loose floor mats
- High amounts of rain, which begins pooling on sidewalks, walkways, and floors
- Lack of railings or poorly constructed railings
- Failure to install “wet floor” signs in applicable areas
- Nails sticking up from floorboards
- Unexpected drop-offs
- Cracked sidewalks
- And more
Call Bogin, Munns & Munns for Help
At the end of the day, our main ambition is to get you the help you need to recover from your slip and fall injuries so you can get back to your loved ones, your place of employment, and your lifelong goals.
You are never alone with a Bogin, Munns & Munns attorney in your corner.
To learn more about our slip and fall services at Bogin, Munns & Munns, contact a representative today at (407) 578-9696 to receive your free consultation. Remember that you have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit and seek compensation in the form of a court-awarded offer.