Monday, August 20, 2018

Slip and Fall Accidents are Literally Painful

    Being someone with absolutely no grace, I know how painful slips and falls can be. I literally trip over air. However, if you slip, trip or fall at work or in public due to other reasons, then you may need a personal injury attorney.

Slip and Fall Accidents are Literally Painful

    Let's set a hypothetical scene. You're grocery shopping. There's something slippery on the floor that you don't see. You step over to the aisle to reach a product, and you slip and fall. First of all, you're probably embarrassed. But aside from that, falling hurts. You could end up with something as minor as bruises, or a sprain. But you could also end up with a fractured bone. Then what? Depending on your injuries you may not be allowed to work. How are you to live, provide for your family, and not get behind on your bills? 

    Here's another scenario. You're at work. Suddenly you trip over uneven flooring, or a rug. You fall and fracture your hip or arm. You're in severe pain, and you can't work until you're cleared by your physician. Now what? How will you put food on the table, keep the lights on, and take care of yourself and your family?

    This is where a personal injury attorney is there to help. They can help you determine what your rights are, what you're entitled to, and help you achieve it.

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney

    Kinney, Fernandez, and Boire are personal injury attorneys. Together, they have over fifty years of experience in helping people with their injury cases. They can help you determine if you need a slip and fall lawyer, what to do if you have to miss work, who is going to help you pay for the medical expenses you're acquiring, and how much you will be entitled to because of your accident. 

    If you're reading this and thinking, "this doesn't affect me," then read these statistics. Because believe it or not, this could be YOU!

  • Over one MILLION Americans suffer a slip, trip or fall injury each year.
  • It's estimated that twenty to thirty percent of these people suffer from moderate to severe injuries. (These include injuries such as fractures, head injuries, and more.)
  • One in six injuries that cause people to lose work time, are slip, trip, or fall related.
  • Slip, trip, and fall injuries make up twenty percent of workplace injuries.
  • Slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries. These account for forty six percent of deaths among Americans.
  • OSHA reports that fifteen percent of deaths are attributed to slips, trips, or falls in the workplace.

    If you or someone you love has suffered a slip, trip, or fall accident, then don't wait. Contact KFB Law. They will handle your case from start to finish, as well as give you a full breakdown on what to expect, and how they will help you. 

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