You’re in the grocery store with a carton of eggs in one hand, pushing your child in a shopping cart with the other. Eyes fixed on scanning the aisle signs above you, you’re trying to find the aisle with cereal. Then it happens—you lose your footing and your left foot kicks skyward, as if it had a life of its own. You fall on your back, followed by the eggs you involuntarily tossed in the air during your fall. That’s when you realize you slipped in a puddle of water that had accumulated from dripping water from the ceiling. You also notice the grocery store didn’t put a sign on the floor to warn customer, and most importantly, you.
Depending on how badly you get hurt as a result of this, you may very well have a slip-and-fall personal injury claim on your hands—making the need for a personal injury lawyer critically important, whether it’s a slip-and-fall or similar occurrence.
That slip-and-fall scenario isn’t the only type of personal injury claim someone can file.
Here are a few other common types of claims:
- Slip-and-Fall: Very self-explanatory. If a grocery store or private business fails to properly mark a slippery or wet floor and a customer is hurt in the ensuing fall, that customer might have a claim on their hands. In northern states, slipping and falling on ice or snow that wasn’t cleared or properly salted can also result in a similar claim, but obviously, slipping on ice in Florida isn’t very likely.
- Product Liability: Ensuring a product or package is safe to consume or use is a vital part of consumer protection and liability. Too often, customers suffer at the hands of manufacturers or companies that fail to take proper precautionary measures. If it can be proven that a product—like a toy or electronic device—wasn’t adequately tested for compliance, an injured consumer can file a personal injury claim.
- Medical Malpractice: Doctors and medical professionals are among society’s most trusted individuals. When these practitioners fail to live up to their oath, they can be held liable for negligence. Whether it’s a misdiagnosis or a faulty procedure, sufferers are more than capable of filing for personal injury claims.
Regardless of whether it’s a medical malpractice claim or a slip-and-fall case, an experienced personal injury attorney can help with a variety of different claims.
Choose the Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
A slip-and-fall can cause more than a bruised ego and pummeled pride—it can be expensive. Let us help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve. At Salpeter Gitkin, LLP, we are experienced and dedicated Florida personal injury lawyers with decades of combined experience. From slip-and-fall cases to car accidents, we handle it all.
Let us fight on your behalf and help you get the legal counsel, compensation, or representation you deserve. For a personalized free case review and evaluation, call us 24/7 at (954) 467-8622 or complete our online contact form.