Slip and Fall Injuries

The Law Office of John M. Howe, West Palm Beach

Warning sign slipperyAccidents caused by defective or damaged property are often known as slip and fall or trip and fall accidents. The Law Office of John M. Howe has been able to obtain payment for people who have suffered a variety of injuries. If you have suffered broken limbs, head injuries, back injury and neck injury at a supermarket, a department store, in an office building, or at another person’s home, we can  help. To learn about your options after a slip and fall, contact the Law Office of John M. Howe in West Palm Beach. Fill out our online form or call us at 561-296-7772 or toll free at 866-930-2938.

We can help you obtain medical treatment even if you don’t have health insurance.

Even if you don’t have health insurance, we may be able to help you obtain treatment for your slip and fall injuries. We urge people who have been injured to contact us, whatever their financial or health insurance status. Even if you have no health insurance, a physician will treat you pending the conclusion of your claim against the party responsible for your slip and fall. This means you don’t have to wait for a verdict or settlement to get the medical care you need.

Slip and fall injuries

Typical slip and fall accidents result from:

  • Wet floors at a supermarket caused by broken containers or spilled product
  • Items falling from high shelves
  • Hazards, such as slippery floors or broken sidewalks, not properly marked
  • Weak or broken stairs and stair rails
  • Potholes
  • Poor lighting or broken light bulbs

Retail stores and liability for slip and fall accidents

Owners of retail stores have a duty of care to maintain a safe environment, free of hazards and exposure to dangerous conditions. This extends to what happens in parking lots and on store grounds. If you’ve been injured outside of a retail store, don’t assume that the store isn’t liable. Broken or crumbling pavement, asphalt, fallen tree limbs, or uncollected shopping carts that cause injuries are the responsibility of store owners. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident inside or outside of a retail store, consult an attorney before talking to representatives of the retailer.

Contact the slip and fall law firm, Law Office of John M. Howe today

If you’ve suffered a herniated disc, neck injury, crushed vertebrae, broken bone, torn ligament, or torn rotator cuff due to a slip and fall, contact personal injury attorney John M. Howe today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.