Slip and Fall Accident? What Next? 

Slip and fall accidents are very common. They account for more than 1 million hospital visits per year. They are also the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. Most cases require at least 31 days of missed work.  

Slip and Fall Accidents 

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), issues with flooring account for more than 8 million injuries per year. More than 

50% of all in-home accidental deaths occur because someone slips and falls.  

When someone slips and falls, they commonly break or fracture bones. One of the most common is a hip fracture or break, which causes the most health issues afterward and is the most serious.  

Americans over 65 are most at risk, and one in three will fall yearly. Some experience repeat falls.  

In 2005 alone, 15,000 people over the age of 65 slipped, fell, and died. 

Shockingly, for older Americans over the age of 85, slips and falls are the leading cause of death. After a serious fall, many seniors must be admitted to a nursing home for 24/7 care. 

Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident 

The world is a dangerous place, and you can encounter many situations that cause you to slip and fall. Here are the steps to take if you experience a slip and fall accident and injury. 

  1. Seek Medical Help - You should seek medical assistance after any slip and fall accident. Even if you don’t think it’s serious, your injuries could prove to be more severe than you think. Keep your medical bills and document any conversations with physicians.  
  2. Fully document the accident scene with pictures or details you write down on paper. Photographs work best. 
  3. Report the Incident - If you were on the job, be sure to report the accident to your employer immediately. Some states require you to report workplace accidents within days, or your claim may be denied. If the accident occurred on public or private property, report it to the building owner, landlord, or manager. Report the accident in writing so you will have documentation.  
  4. Collect witness statements, if you can, who can corroborate the circumstances and events that took place.  
  5. Follow your doctor’s advice to allow your body to heal completely. In some cases, it may mean attending physical therapy.  
  6. Contact your personal injury lawyer for assistance. They can help you determine the next steps and will guide you through the process of litigation against any negligent parties.  
  7. Stay off social media. Don’t post any information about your accident online. It could hurt your case.  
  8. Don’t give any statements to the press or other people who ask for comments about the accident.  

Where to Turn for Help 

Contact Neufeld Law Firm for help with your case. We specialize in personal injury matters and want to help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.  

Over 100 Years of Combined Personal Injury Experience in Florida

Start My Claim(305) 931-6666

Reviews

QuoteQuote

Met with Robert after I had a car accident in Pembroke Pines. Very nice man. Nice staff who answered my questions and got a good settlement.

Paula A.

Great lawyers, great attention to detail, great trial strategies. I am a trial consultant who has worked with the top attorneys in the United States. NKP are the best of the best.

Amy Singer, Ph.D, Trial Consultant

Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA handled my case against Uber for me and got me a great settlement after I was involved in an accident. They handled all of the negotiations with my doctors and with the other lawyers to get me the best deal possible. I definitely recommend their services!

Daniella Di Prizio


You Only Pay Legal Fees if We Win a Settlement

Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA handles a variety of personal-injury cases. We understand that you are concerned about getting healthy, getting back to work, paying your bills and of course, being fully compensated for your loss. Contact us to start the path to wholeness from your injury today.

Get Consultation
  • NEVER Pay A Fee Unless
    We Win Your Case
  • Highly Experienced & Professional Representationur
  • Start Your Claim Off With A FREE Case Evaluation
  • Get Back To NORMAL... As Soon As Possible

Request a Free Consultation

All Consultations Are Free of Charge

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form
Avvo Rating 10
Top 100 US Verdicts
Super lawyers

Helping those
Injured in Accidents
Across Florida

While we are proud to call Miami and Aventura home, we are also more than happy to help injured people living anywhere in the Sunshine State. In fact, we’ve even been known to travel all around the country just to meet our clients’ needs.

We are here to help the residents of:

Recent Articles from the Blog

Personal Injury Settlement in Florida

How do you determine a settlement value?‍ This varies case by case. A claim can determine settlement value based on what medical bills and injuries may cost.

November 23, 2022

Slip and Fall Accident? What Next? 

Slip and fall accidents are very common. They account for more than 1 million hospital visits per year. They are also the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. Most cases require at least 31 days of missed work.

November 22, 2022

Car Accidents in Parking Lots 

Car accidents in parking lots are more common than you might think. We all know that driving on highways and back roads can be treacherous, but parking lots can also be hazardous.

18.4.2019

November 22, 2022

Could Artificial Intelligence Help Prevent Falls Among the Elderly?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning work together to predict human behavior, monitor people, machines, and things, and respond to certain types of data. AI has seeped into just about every area of life, and it’s helping to improve healthcare, and nursing home services, predict falls, and try to prevent them.

September 23, 2022