The second leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States, fall accidents are quite common. Oftentimes, slip and falls or trip and falls occur at home, but they can occur on someone else’s property, whether it be their home or business.
Thankfully here in South Florida, we don’t have to worry about falls from snow and ice, but there are many other hazards that can cause a fall. Dangers on sidewalks and pathways, liquids on the ground at stores, or walking surfaces in disrepair or built against code can all lead to fall injuries.
If you are injured or a loved one’s serious injury or death is the result of a fall due to negligence by a property owner, they may be liable for expenses you incur as a result of your fall. After a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, you should record all details of all contributing factors that led to the event even if you don’t know how badly you are injured right away. Take photos of the condition, including any liquid, defect or cause of your fall, and file a report with the owner or employees letting them know when and where you fell. Next, contact a slip and fall lawyer in Boynton Beach or Delray Beach, like Dalton Injury Law for a free case assessment to determine whether you need representation to receive maximum compensation.