Crystal River Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Crystal River Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injury and even death across the United States. Many slips, trips, and falls are entirely avoidable with proper care. Businesses and property owners are legally obligated to provide reasonably secure environments on their premises. When they do not follow these requirements, they can be on the hook for all resulting damages from injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured on another person’s property in Crystal River or elsewhere in Citrus County, then you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Whittel & Melton, our Crystal River Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys can represent your best interests and hold negligent business and property owners accountable. If you or a family member was harmed in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, then please do not hesitate to call us today at 352-726-0078 or contact us online to learn more about how we may be able to help you file a claim.

Falls are Serious Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • One out of five slip and fall accidents results in broken bones or a head injury of some kind
  • Every year, 3 million people 65 years of age and older are treated in emergency rooms across the country for fall accident-related injuries
  • More than 800,000 people are hospitalized annually for injuries related to a fall accident – the most common injuries being hip fractures and head injuries
  • Fall accidents are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

According to the National Safety Council:

  • In 2020, 42,114 fatalities resulted from falls at home and work
  • In 2020, 805 workers died in fall-related tragedies
  • In 2020, 211,640 workers suffered injuries bad enough to require time off at work
  • In 2019, more than 6.8 million people were treated in emergency rooms across the U.S. for fall-related injuries

Who is Liable for Slip and Fall Accidents?

In Crystal River and throughout Citrus County, property owners are legally liable for slip and fall or trip and fall accidents IF their negligence or carelessness contributed to the injuries incurred in any way.

In order to be successful in securing financial compensation from a slip and fall or trip and fall accident case, you need to demonstrate:

  1. The property conditions were unreasonable hazardous to guests and visitors
  2. The owner of the property knew or should have known about the dangerous conditions on the property
  3. The unreasonable hazards on the property contributed to the slip and fall or trip and fall accident

Why do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?

There are many reasons why slip and fall and trip and fall accidents happen. Most can be attributed back to negligence on the part of the property owner, with the most common reasons being:

  • Leaks on the floor
  • Spills that were not cleaned up quickly enough
  • Broken floorboards
  • Cracks in flooring
  • Ripped or torn carpeting
  • Broken stairs
  • Dangerous clutter built up in areas
  • Loose wires or cords that are trip hazards
  • Poor lighting
  • Slick or dangerous outdoor walking areas

You Should Be Compensated for Your Slip and Fall Injuries

Our Crystal River Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton will fight for maximum compensation for our clients. We believe that when you are harmed in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident that is no fault of your own that you have the right to compensation that covers the full scope of your injuries, meaning that you are paid enough to cover your damages now and well into the future.

You may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • All medical bills and hospital costs
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Long-term disability
  • Diminished quality of life

Why Choose Whittel & Melton in Crystal River

If you or someone you love was severely injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, then you need a lawyer that will truly care for your needs and provide your case with the personalized attention it deserves. At Whittel & Melton, we will do whatever is necessary to protect your legal rights and financial interests.

We guarantee to:

  • Take the time to listen to your story
  • Carefully review all the evidence in your case
  • Explain all your legal rights and options to you
  • Work with doctors and medical experts to carefully document your injuries and place an accurate dollar amount on your damages
  • Gather additional evidence to prove liability
  • Strive to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve
  • If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we will aggressively litigate your case in the courtroom

Contact Our Crystal River Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Our Crystal River Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton will do everything in our power to provide you with the best legal representation. We urge you to call us today or contact us online 24/7 if you have been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. We can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation.

We routinely represent victims of slip and fall and trip and fall accidents in Crystal River, Inverness, Homosassa, Lecanto, Beverly Hills, Citrus Springs, Hernando, Floral City, Citrus Hills, Pine Ridge, Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa Springs, Black Diamond, Inverness Highlands South, and Inverness Highlands North.

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