Each year, millions of Americans suffer the misfortune of dealing with slip and fall injuries, and thousands more suffer the irrevocable misfortune of succumbing to their injuries. A particularly vulnerable demographic to these falls are elderly individuals (65 and over), who typically struggle with more physical frailties than their younger counterparts. Florida has one of the largest concentrations of retirees and senior citizens in the country, with the Census Bureau approximating that almost 1/3rd of Floridians will be over the age of 60 by 2030.
Senior citizens are also the largest share of slip and fall accident injuries, as an average of three million of them are hospitalized for injuries from such accidents each year. While extreme winter weather is an extreme rarity here in the state of Florida and other areas with tropic humid climates, plenty of other factors can still cause a slip and fall injury, with almost all of them being the result of another person’s negligence. These factors include:
As stated previously, almost all of these factors are due to another person or company’s negligence. So if you or a loved one suffered a slip and fall injury in Northeast Florida, you should learn about your legal rights.
Serving greater St. Johns County, our St. Augustine slip and fall attorneys will do everything in their power to attain the accountability, compensation, and recovery you deserve. To meet that or your other needs, we advise that you get in touch right away. Contact? ?us? ?online?? ?or? ?call? ?904.657.7117? to schedule a no-cost consultation to learn how our legal services can help you.