Slip and fall accidents are more common than you may realize – and more serious.
Every year, falls are the reason for more than eight million emergency room visits in the U.S., which is the number one reason for all visits. Slip and fall accidents make up more than one million of those visits.
Accidents involving floor problems contribute to two million injuries from falls every year.
Bone fractures are one of the worst consequences of falls, and about five percent of everyone who falls will have a broken bone. The fractures that cause the most problems and lead to deaths from falls are hip fractures.
Every year, one-third of all Americans over 65 years old will fall at least once.…
Did you know you can be seriously injured in a parking lot accident?
Two women were recently hospitalized for serious injuries after a parking lot crash in Sarasota County. In November 2017, an 86-year old Sarasota resident was driving in a post office parking lot. She accelerated, hit the curb, and entered another parking lot. She then struck another curb before hitting a vehicle driven by a Missouri woman. Her vehicle overturned, hit a light pole, and hit yet another vehicle. Both women were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The Sarasota woman was given a traffic citation for reckless driving.
Below, we’re going to described some of the most common types of parking lot accidents as well as what you should do if you are injured.…
The holidays have come and gone, and most of us have gotten back to life as usual. However, if you were injured by a holiday gift, you may be left with painful and debilitating injuries – not to mention hefty medical bills. You may even be unable to return to work, compromising your family’s financial future.
Seeking damages for your injuries can help to address these concerns.
Many times, product-related injuries are due to defects in product design or manufacturing, or to inadequacies in the product’s warnings and instructions. A successful product liability claim generally requires a thorough investigation of the product by experts, and documentation of your injuries and their financial and emotional ramifications.…
In a recent four-car crash in Pembroke Pines, a man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into three other cars. One of the drivers of the three cars refused medical treatment. The other passengers and drivers in the accident all visited the hospital, even the ones with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver who refused medical treatment took a risk for two reasons.
One, Florida law states that you must visit a doctor within 14 days of an accident to file an injury claim and get help paying for any medical bills that might result.
Two, many injuries from auto accidents don’t show up right away. However, these types of injuries can have long-lasting effects that may create significant medical bills and other damages.…