Tampa Slip & Fall Attorney
One of the most common–and most surprising–causes of injury in the United States is a slip and fall accident. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that slip and falls are a leading cause of death for elderly adults. But it’s not just elderly persons that can be affected; anyone can be the victim of a slip and fall accident when hazardous conditions exist.
At the law office of HD Law Partners, our Tampa slip & fall attorneys want to make sure that you understand your options if you’ve suffered a slip and fall. To learn more about how to pursue a personal injury claim, call our law office today for your free consultation.
Top Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
While there is no doubt that slip and fall accidents can result from one’s own actions, including one’s clumsiness or negligence, many slip and fall accidents are the result of hazardous or dangerous conditions on a property. Examples of conditions that can and do cause slip and falls include:
- Torn carpet;
- Broken elevators or escalators;
- Spills of food, drink, or other substances;
- Slippery surfaces;
- Uneven walking surfaces;
- Potholes or depressions;
- Debris in walking areas;
- Falling objects;
- Broken stairs; and
- Lack of handrails.
Slip and Falls Can Be Serious
While some slip and falls will result in nothing more than minor bruising and some soreness, slip and fall accidents have the potential to be very serious. A severe slip and fall accident can result in:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
- Back or neck injury;
- Soft tissue injury;
- Internal injury;
- Bone fracture injury; or even
- Spinal cord injury.
These injuries can be very expensive to treat, very painful when they occur, and very disabling and cumbersome to live with. They may result in a person being unable to work, leading to lost wages and myriad economic and noneconomic losses.
Who’s Liable for Harm?
Liability for a slip and fall accident is dependent on negligence, or the failure to act with a reasonable degree of care. Typically, any potential negligence of a property owner is considered first. Property owners have a duty to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition, and to repair any known hazards within a reasonable amount of time; when they fail to do so and a visitor to the property is harmed as a result, the property owner can be held liable for related damages.
Take Action Today By Reaching Out to Our Tampa Slip & Fall Attorneys
If you have been harmed in a slip and fall accident in Tampa, you need a skilled attorney on your side familiar with premises liability and personal injury laws. The Tampa slip & fall attorneys at the office of HD Law Partners are exactly who you’re looking for. We are passionate about getting our clients the maximum amount of compensation available to them, and ensuring that our clients understand all of their legal rights and options.
For a free consultation with our team, please call us today or send us a message. We work hard for you.