Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Sarasota
Sarasota Personal Injury Lawyer - Get Compensated!
When you are running errands, going shopping, or enjoying a fun evening
out, you probably are not thinking about watching your step. You expect
that, when you enter a public place, the premises will be safe and free
of obstacles. The last thing a restaurant guest or shop patron might expect
upon entry is to suffer a serious injury from a slip and fall accident.
Sarasota personal injury lawyer
Maria Gerber has seen enough slip and fall accident cases to know that these types
of accidents can cause very
serious personal injury or even
Gerber Law provides clients with legal representation that is personal, yet aggressive.
Attorney Maria Gerber can help you get the compensation you deserve!
Contact Maria Gerber for a
FREE consultation if you have suffered a slip and fall accident that you believe
is someone else's fault
Slip and fall accidents can occur if a business owner or property manager
fails to maintain walkways properly, or if a hazard such as spilled liquid
appears but the business owner or property manager fails to remove it
or warn patrons. Some hazards that can cause slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet floors
- Poorly constructed steps
- Torn carpeting
- Poor lighting
- Concealed or non-obvious objects in the walkway, such as electrical cords,
power lines, door jambs and door lips
- Poorly maintained walkways
- Uneven flooring or walkways
National Slip & Fall Statistics
According to the
National Safety Council, 20,600 fall-related deaths occurred in 2007. Further statistics are just
- Over one million people endure slip and fall accidents each year
- Slip and fall accidents are the number one reason for an emergency room visit
- One quarter of all slip and fall accidents occur in the workplace
Slip and falls are the second leading cause of accidental injury and death behind
- These types of accidents cost the U.S. around $36 billion annually
- One third of people over age 65 will have a slip and fall accident each year
- People over age 75 are six times more likely to die from a slip and fall
injury than any other group
A slip and fall accident can have debilitating and life-changing consequences,
including brain injuries,
spinal cord injuries and broken bones. In fact, falls account for almost 30 percent of all
traumatic brain injuries. Elderly people are most likely to suffer spinal
cord injuries because of a fall than because of any other factor.
Injuries from slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Long-term medical complications
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
Premises Liability: Property Owner Responsibility
Property owners and tenants alike have a responsibility to ensure that
their business premises are safe for the public or for visitors. If you
have business to conduct on another party's property, the law requires
that other party to divulge any outstanding safety hazards prior to your
visit. If you have suffered a serious slip and fall injury that someone
could have prevented, you may be eligible for compensation to cover damages such as:
- Lost wages and diminished earning ability
- Pain, suffering and diminished quality of life
- Past and future medical bills
- Physical therapy and occupational training
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Sarasota
If you have been a victim of a slip and fall, documentation is important.
If possible, keep your footwear, your soiled or torn clothing (without
washing or removing stains) and photos of dangerous condition, such as
spillage or wet flooring. If physically able, complete an accident/incident
report at the time of the injury or return to the location at the earliest
possible date to report the incident to the appropriate personnel and
complete the necessary paperwork.
The amount of compensation you receive depends on the specific circumstances,
but Gerber Law is dedicated to getting you the justice you deserve. Sarasota
injury attorney Maria Gerber and her
staff are ready to provide you with personal, yet aggressive legal representation.
Proving that someone else is responsible for your slip and fall can be
difficult, and having knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel in such
a case is important. Maria Gerber is both experienced and knowledgeable,
and she will obtain justice for you and your family in your time of need.
Gerber Law today for a
consultation if you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident. Unlike large companies, Ms. Gerber treats her clients in a personal and
caring way. You will always work directly with a lawyer. With offices
in Sarasota and Venice, Florida, Gerber Law serves the southwest coast
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