Many people assume that the top cause of nonfatal injuries in the US is motor vehicle accidents, but statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal otherwise. In 8 out of 10 age groups, the number one reason individuals are treated in emergency room departments is unintentional falls, slips, and trips. For the other two age groups, covering people ages 10-24, accidental falls rank second. Though some of these incidents occur in the home environment, a surprising number of slips, trips, and falls happen because of property owner negligence.
If you or a loved one was hurt because of dangerous conditions on property, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. Skilled representation is critical to your injury claim, so please contact The Glover Law Firm to learn how we can help. We can set up a free consultation with a Villages slip, trips or fall lawyer who can explain how these cases work.
When you’re hurt because someone didn’t properly maintain their property, you may have a claim based upon premises liability. Like many other personal injury cases, these matters center on negligence, so you must prove:
Some real-life scenarios may help illustrate negligence in a slip and fall claim. A property owner may be liable under the theory of premises liability for:
By proving the four essential elements described above, you may be able to recover for the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and many other forms of compensation. However, there may be legal limitations on your claim. You should note three factors that impact your monetary damages:
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“My husband and I are snowbirds in The Villages. We were rear ended on Hwy 27 in 2018. Glover Law firm represented us in our personal injury case. Gordon was thorough in explaining the process and answering any questions. He and his staff were always professional and prompt with all communication. I would highly recommend Glover Law firm if you find yourself in a similar unfortunate situation.”
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While this overview on slip, trip, and fall claims may be useful, it’s important to obtain legal counsel that’s custom-tailored to your situation. Our lawyers can provide the details you need, so please contact the Glover Law Firm today to schedule a no-cost case evaluation at our offices in The Villages.