Slipping and falling—even from a small height—could result in damage to your bones. In this situation, a broken or fractured bones lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm you may be able to help you.
Find out if you could get compensation for your medical expenses and other losses by reaching out to Distasio Law Firm to discuss your options for building a claim if you broke a bone in a slip and fall accident. Call (813) 259-0022 to get started.
For a free legal consultation with a broken or fractured bones lawyer serving Tampa, call (813) 259-0022
Slip and Falls Cause Serious Injuries
Millions of people are hurt in slip and fall accidents every year, according to the National Floor Safety Institution. Around 5% of the people who fall may experience fractures or broken bones, which makes slipping and falling a major hazard for people around Tampa.
According to the National Safety Council, falls cause a third of unintentional injuries leading to death. Falls may happen while you are at work, at someone else’s home, out shopping, or even in your own place of residence. You may fall if:
- The floor in an area is uneven or cracked
- There are spills on the floor
- The carpet or rugs in an area are bunched up
- The area you are in is poorly lit
If you slipped and fell and broke a bone, you could be eligible to get compensation for your losses in some situations. You could receive damages regardless of where your slip and fall accident occurred.
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Types of Fractures and Broken Bones
Not all bones break in the same way after a slip and fall accident. Stanford Health Care uses seven major classifications when considering fractures:
- Greenstick: a partial, incomplete break
- Transverse: a straight break
- Spiral: a break that runs around the length of the bone
- Oblique: a diagonal break
- Compression: a crushed bone
- Comminuted: a break in at least three separate places
- Segmental: a break with a floating portion
Broken bones can also be classified as open (breaking through the skin) or closed. Any broken bone is very painful and may require immediate medical attention. You may want to reach out to a medical professional right away, especially if you experienced a head injury that led to a skull fracture. We recommend that you seek healthcare after any slip and fall accident that led to a broken bone.
Responsibility for Broken and Fractured Bones
As mentioned, you could get compensation if you broke a bone after a slip and fall accident in Tampa. However, you are only eligible to receive damages for your losses if someone else caused your accident. A broken or fractured bones lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help show that:
- The owner of the property you visited was aware of a slip and fall hazard, and
- The property owner failed to clean up the hazard in a reasonable period of time, or
- The property owner failed to warn you that the hazard existed
Property owners have a duty of care to visitors on their land. This duty requires them to quickly address any hazards, like spills or cracked flooring. Distasio Law Firm may be able to step in to help you if a property owner allowed the hazard to remain on their land.
At Distasio Law Firm, we believe that property owners are responsible for the care and maintenance of their properties, especially if you suffered injuries because of their decisions. Let us assess your claim now, so we may provide you with the personal touch while working to hold those who caused your accident accountable for their choices.
Call Distasio Law Firm at (813) 259-0022 today for a free claim review.
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Compensation for Broken or Fractured Bones
If you broke a bone in a slip and fall accident in Tampa, your lawyer may be able to help you secure compensation for your medical expenses. This includes coverage for emergency medical care, surgeries, medications, and physical therapy.
You may also get compensation for your lost wages at work, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. We may be able to investigate your claim to determine what caused your accident and to show that your slip and fall accident led directly to your injuries.
We may also be able to help if you are accused of contributing to your own accident. In some instances, insurance agents representing the property owner may claim that you were at-fault for the accident because you:
- Entered a restricted area when you fell
- Failed to wear proper shoes for the situation
- Did not look where you were going
Allow us to begin working on a claim for you right now. We may speak with witnesses or even work to see if similar slip and fall accidents occurred in the area where you fell. Distasio Law Firm may be able to resolve your claim outside of court through a negotiated settlement. In some instances, however, it may be in your interest to seek compensation through a trial. Find out more about the specifics of your claim by contacting Distasio Law Firm.
Speak With a Broken or Fractured Bones Lawyer Now
A broken or fractured bones lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help if you suffered a serious injury after slipping and falling. Reach out to us today by calling (813) 259-0022 to speak with a member of our team about your claim.
We put clients in your situation first and provide personal care as we work to get you the compensation to which you may be entitled. Call us today for a free consultation.