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Slip and fall accidents can happen in many places your home, your yard, in a retail establishment, or even at work or school. Generally, people contact a slip and fall attorney to help them with settlement negotiations with an insurance company or to sue the establishment where their fall occurred. If you slip and fall in your own home or yard, however, your homeowner’s insurance might cover your medical expenses and lost wages, depending on the circumstances.
Regardless of where or how in North Port you fell, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Boohoff Law to discuss your situation.
If you’ve slipped, fallen, and suffered injuries in North Port, then Boohoff Law, P.A. is ready to help. Our team of dedicated slip and fall attorneys serving North Port will pursue a financial recovery for you.
Whether your case involves insurance or a lawsuit, our team will guide you to a resolution. Our attorneys work for contingency fees, so you don’t pay us anything upfront. We won’t receive any fees unless we recover compensation for you.
In many cases, slip and fall injuries are minor, and you don’t even miss work. However, sometimes falling causes severe injuries. If you land the wrong way, you can break bones or even suffer injuries to your spinal cord, neck, or head. These injuries might cause you to be out of commission for several weeks or even months or years.
Traumatic brain injuries can range from minor concussions to permanent brain damage. A minor concussion might keep you out of work for a day or two, but it could have repercussions later in life, especially if this isn’t your first concussion. Recent studies have found that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease, affects some people who have suffered from previous concussions. In most cases, this brain disease affects those who have had multiple concussions, but some people may have symptoms of this disease after just one concussion. Unfortunately, doctors cannot say for sure that you have CTE based on symptoms and cannot accurately diagnose the disease until after your death. If you suffer a concussion in a slip and fall accident, you should ask your doctor about the chances of getting CTE later in life. Your doctor must look at your medical history, including the number of concussions you have had in the past, to make an educated guess. However, if the chances that you will later contract CTE are high, your slip and fall lawyer needs to know this so that they can incorporate this possibility into settlement negotiations or ask for future medical expenses during litigation. Concussions are not the only injuries that can cause long-term or permanent injuries or that can cause illnesses later in life. If you hurt your back, neck, or shoulders when you fall, you might suffer from long-term or permanent injuries, including paralysis. Some of these injuries may not present until hours or even days later, because of the adrenaline your body produces when you fall. Always seek medical attention immediately after a fall, then contact your attorney as soon as possible to help you file a claim, go through negotiations and, if needed, file a lawsuit.
You don’t have to be clumsy to have a slip and fall accident. Many things can cause you to fall, including, but not limited to:
With an office located in North Port, our attorneys know that certain areas in the city may pose a high risk for falls. From the Warm Mineral Springs to beaches, state parks, and other attractions, slips and falls can happen virtually anywhere in the city.
Areas of particularly high risk may include those where:
A property owner can cause falls if they fail to identify and remove plunging hazards. Such accidents might happen in grocery stores, Walmarts, restaurants, and more.
The damages that you may receive compensation for are unique to your case. The team at Boohoff Law, P.A. works closely with each client to evaluate their losses.
General consequences of a fall may include:
These general losses can produce several more specific (and potentially recoverable) damages, including:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that falls cause tens of thousands of deaths in a given year – only among the older population. Whether your loved one has passed away or you’ve suffered injuries, our team will fight on your behalf.
A slip and fall accident is a tort, which means that you have to meet four elements to prove the defendant’s negligence:
Always seek medical attention when you fall. You might not think you are hurt at the time, but some injuries take hours or even days to show up. In some cases, those injuries can affect you for the rest of your life.
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Based on their testimonials, our former clients are pleased with the Boohoff Law experience:
These experiences don’t happen by chance. Our attorneys and support staff prioritize our clients. If you have any special requests, like being informed of case updates regularly, then we do our best to accommodate them.
We also serve our slip and fall clients by:
We’ll do everything that your case requires of us.
Your case is unique from all others. Our team will tailor our legal approach to your specific circumstances.
Even so, we generally assist fall victims by:
Hiring our team will allow you to focus on your recovery. You’ll also avoid any stress that will come from handling your case on your own.
As the victim of a slip and fall accident, you should get legal help as soon as possible. Your rights may be at risk. Also, the sooner you hire an attorney, the longer they will have to prepare your case.
Florida may impose a deadline for filing your case. If you want too long to hire an attorney, then you might surpass the statute of limitations for your case.
The hardworking team at Boohoff Law, P.A. is eager to seek justice for you. We have experience with slip and fall cases, and we’ll use that experience to your advantage. Complete your free consultation, at which time you can ask questions and get to know our firm.
Call Boohoff Law, P.A. at (941) 888-0848 at our North Port office or contact us online to start your case today.
14900 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287