You may be able to pursue and recover a payout for the damages you suffered in a fall with help from a Tampa internal bleeding lawyer from Distasio Law Firm. If a doctor diagnosed you with internal bleeding and you required treatment following a slip and fall, trip and fall, or fall from a height, you may be eligible for compensation. A liability insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit may allow you to recover financial damages for your expenses and losses.

To learn about the strength of your slip and fall case or to get representation for filing a claim or civil suit, call Distasio Law Firm for a complimentary review of your case.

Slip and Fall Accidents Can Lead to Serious Medical Concerns

While many fall accidents in and around Tampa and Hillsborough County only cause relatively minor scrapes, bumps, and bruises, more serious injuries are possible. Internal injuries and internal bleeding are rare in falls, but the August 2014 issue of QJM: An International Journal of Medicine warned about looking for these injuries specifically.

According to the study, falls in the elderly occur so often that emergency department doctors regularly see injuries that are unlikely in most circumstances. Blunt abdominal trauma that happens as a result of a fall can cause a number of injuries with internal bleeding. This includes:

  • Liver lacerations.
  • Kidney damage.
  • Ruptured spleen.
  • Damage to the gallbladder.
  • Injuries to other internal organs.

Internal bleeding may not always be apparent immediately after a fall, so the study recommends that you have a doctor look for signs and possibly screen for this medical emergency. Symptoms of internal bleeding may include:

  • Abdominal pain or tenderness.
  • Feeling lightheaded.
  • Pale complexion.
  • Fatigue/weakness.

To learn more about whether a property owner or occupier may be liable for your fall injuries, reach out to Distasio Law Firm today. We offer complimentary reviews of Tampa Bay fall cases and may be able to help you hold the liable party accountable at no out-of-pocket expense. Call a dedicated Tampa internal bleeding attorney to get started.

Recovering Compensation for Your Fall-Related Damages

At Distasio Law Firm, our team fights for the compensation our clients need based on the damages they suffered from their Tampa fall accident injuries. Our skilled internal bleeding attorneys in Tampa handle fall accident cases in Hillsborough County and nearby counties and collect evidence to support our client’s insurance claim or lawsuit. We use this evidence to prove:

  • Negligence.
  • Liability.
  • The value of the case.

This allows us to prove the client’s case to the insurance company, liable party or parties, or the judge and jury. The outcome may be compensation for damages that include:

  • Medical expenses and care costs related to the fall.
  • Current and future lost income, including reduced earning ability.
  • Personal property damages.
  • Miscellaneous related expenses.
  • Pain and suffering.

Unfortunately, serious injuries to internal organs may lead to death in some cases. Under Florida Statute § 768.21, survivors of those who passed away from internal bleeding after fall accident injuries may be able to pursue wrongful death actions.

Distasio Law Firm Offers the Personal Service You Deserve

Our team offers all fall accident victims in our service area free case reviews. If we believe you have a case against the Tampa property owner or another party after this consultation, we will take your case on a contingency basis. We will not charge you for handling your case unless you recover damages.

In addition, we will pay the upfront costs and commit the financial resources and time necessary to investigate, document, and pursue your slip and fall injuries case. We are committed to putting our clients first and will protect your rights by:

  • Identifying the liable party or parties in your Tampa fall.
  • Handling all communication regarding your case.
  • Working to reach a settlement with the insurance company on your behalf, if possible.
  • Representing you in civil court if need be.

With Distasio Law Firm, you can expect personal service and strong legal representation. We will be at your side and are willing to go to trial for you when necessary.

Under Florida Statute § 95.11, we only have a limited time to build a fall case. These time limits vary depending on the facts of your case. This includes deadlines for both personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Call now to discuss your case with a internal bleeding lawyer in Tampa before time runs out.

Speak with a Tampa Internal Bleeding Attorney Today

A Tampa internal bleeding lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to reach a settlement in a liability insurance claim or win a verdict in a Hillsborough County court on your behalf if you suffered internal injuries in a fall.

Whether you slipped on a slick floor, tripped over an object in the walkway, or fell from a height because of a broken railing, you may be eligible to hold the owner of the property, or those responsible for it, accountable. Our team can review your case for free today and may offer to represent you at no upfront expense to you.

Call Distasio Law Firm today to discuss your case with a member of our team and learn more about our services.


Our main office is here in Downtown Tampa, Florida in the Channelside neighborhood. Office in Wesley Chapel and Largo are available by appointment only.

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