Injuries related to falls and other accidents are surprisingly common. When your slip or fall was caused on the property of another individual or business or was caused by the neglect of another party, however, you may be entitled to help with medical expenses. Contacting a Ft. Lauderdale slip and fall attorney can help you find out what you can do to receive fair help with physical, mental, and emotional injuries related to such an accident on someone else’s property.
There are many causes for a slip and fall accident. In many cases, there has been a spill on the floor of an establishment or even outside that was not properly cleaned or labeled. It can also occur when floors are cleaned using improper products or when employees fail to put a wet floor sign out after mopping. No matter the cause of your fall, however, contacting a Ft. Lauderdale slip and fall attorney can help you determine if someone else may be responsible for your medical expenses and lost wages as well as any other damages to which you may be entitled.
Many people who slip and fall make the mistake of signing documents presented by the business or homeowner that release them from all responsibility. These papers are often given alongside a one-time monetary settlement, but these monies rarely cover the medical expenses incurred from such an accident. It is important that you never sign anything after a slip or fall until you have contacted a qualified Ft. Lauderdale slip and fall attorney who can review the paperwork and determine if this is really the best course of action for you. In most cases, you are better off to wait and determine the total expense of the fall before signing anything.
Once you have contacted a Ft. Lauderdale slip and fall attorney, you will find that you are able to spend your time recuperating and recovering. A fall, no matter how minor, can be traumatic, especially when it results in personal injury. Don’t spend your time wrangling with managers or property owners trying to seek reimbursement for injuries related to your fall. With a well qualified attorney on your side, you can be certain that injuries sustained in a fall will not result in financial ruin and that you will have the best chances of recovering physically and financially.
David Benenfeld, Esquire has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1994. He specializes personal injury law in the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Florida area. Visit InjuryLawService.com for more information on a personal injury lawyer, auto accident attorney or Workers’ Compensation lawyer.