Stump & Fall and Step & Fall
One category of slip and fall accidents is the “stump and fall”. A stump and fall occurs when there is an impediment fixed in the surface of a walkway. Common examples of such an impediment include an unexpected bump in a hallway, or an obstruction in a path like a tree stump causing an outdoor walkway to be uneven. This type of accident occurs when an individual who does not anticipate the impediment falls over the obstacle and injures himself/herself.
Another type of slip and fall accident is the “step and fall”. This sort of accident occurs when there is a failure or hole in the surface of a walkway and an individual steps into the crack or hole and falls sustaining an injury. Step and fall accidents may be caused by the deterioration of a walkway or a negligently managed hole in the ground, such as a manhole or pothole. If you or a loved one has suffered injury from a stump or step and fall accident that you think resulted from negligence the South Florida Personal Injury Attorneys at DRG Firm can get you the compensation you deserve. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses (past and future), pain and suffering, and lost wages.
In the unfortunate event that you find yourself the victim of a slip and fall accident you should file an accident report if the establishment implements this policy. If not, you should personally make a note of when, where, and how the fall occurred; who was present (and their comments); and if possible take pictures. Further, you should have your injury examined by a medical professional as soon as possible.
If you have suffered in a stump or step and fall accident the South Florida Personal Injury Attorneys at DRG Firm are here to help you. Slip and fall accidents can be a lot more complex than they initially appear. You need to determine if the relationship between the injured and the landowner is one that gives rise to liability. It is also important to decipher what type of slip and fall accident you have incurred, whether there was a hazardous condition and who was responsible for it. Not only do property owner’s have a duty to maintain their property in a safe manner, each individual has a duty to be reasonably cautious when they are walking. An experienced slip and fall lawyer can investigate your situation and support you in any action you need to pursue.
If you are suffering from a stump or step and fall accident and believe another party is liable for your injury the Miami personal injury attorneys at DRG Firm are here to assist you 24/7. Our dedicated staff can assist you with all aspects of your claim, starting with a free consultation! Our staff is attentive and quick to respond to your needs and an attorney is always close at hand to take your call. We can be reached at 1-888-413-8353.