Slip and Fall Head Injury
You may not believe that a slip and fall injury can be serious and that assumption is one reason premises liability cases can be complex and difficult to prosecute. A slip and fall can be very serious, especially if a victim breaks a bone or a hip, injures a spinal cord, or falls and hits his or her head.
Head injuries are among the most traumatic and difficult injuries. At Farah & Farah we’ve helped clients who suffered memory loss, a bleeding brain, speech impairment and behavioral problems following a slip and fall head injury. A serious head injury from a fall could lead to medical bills for surgery, rehabilitation, hospitalization and perhaps a lifetime of care. Not only lost wages, but the loss of a wage earner can have a devastating impact on the entire family. All of this can occur if someone is negligence in maintaining their property.
That’s why is very important to seek medical help after a head injury from a fall. It is also the best time to seek the assistance and guidance of an experienced Florida premises liability law firm to determine your next step to recovery.
A slip and fall head injury can be caused by a broken sidewalk, a hole in the walkway, scattered debris or things left where they shouldn’t be. There could be an unsecured electrical cord, or a damaged floorboard that caused the victim to slip and fall. For children, serious head injuries can occur if the negligent property owner leaves out machinery that is dangerous and not secured in a way to keep it from small visitors.
Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises in a safe condition for all types of visitors, invited or not. If a visitor hurts himself badly on someone else’s property, that property owner must be proven negligent in order for you to receive compensation. We also need to prove that the negligence led directly to the injury.
Farah & Farah has a team of Florida premises liability head injury attorneys who have been working with clients injured on property owned by others since we opened our doors in downtown Jacksonville in 1979. Allow us to consult on your case at no charge so we can provide you with an understanding of the law and suggest some direction you may go.