The Leading Cause of TBI: Slip & Fall Accidents

Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples & Nearby Southwest Florida

Posted: November 10, 2020
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Slip and fall accident

According to the National Institutes of Health, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States.

Disproportionately affecting children and older adults, falls account for nearly half of all TBI-related emergency department visits and a full 52% of all TBI-related hospital admissions every year.

Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Unmaintained walkways
  • Flooring disrepair
  • Uncleaned spills
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Poor or inadequate lighting
  • Improperly placed wiring
  • Damaged stairs
  • Lack of safety features such as handrails

In some cases, a slip and fall accident may result from inattention or careless behavior on part of the victim, but all too often these accidents are a result of third-party negligence. In these cases, having a premises liability attorney on your side can prove essential for getting the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Your Rights

Under premises liability law, property owners and managers are held accountable for injury resulting from dangerous or unmaintained premises. This can include a shopping center, grocery store, retail establishment, entertainment destination, or even private residence. When you or someone you love sustains injury due to a property owner's negligence, it is always a good idea to speak to an attorney who can help you understand your options.

Through swift legal action, you may be able to recover damages including:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Current and future lost wages
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional duress

It is important to remember that insurance companies may offer a settlement before you have a chance to speak with a lawyer. It is wise to speak with an attorney before you accept any offers to make sure you are not being cheated out of the full compensation you deserve. Once you accept an offer, you waive your right to legal action.

We Are Here to Help

The attorneys at Kelleher Law are here to help victims of TBI and other slip and fall injuries get the fair and full compensation they are entitled to. Please call 239-351-2681 to schedule your consultation at our Fort Myers or Naples location right away.