Slip and fall accidents can happen for a variety of reasons and result in serious injuries, including an injury to your wrist. A wrist injury can be painful and impact your ability to work or participate in the hobbies and activities you enjoy. If you suffered a broken or injured wrist in a slip and fall accident, our Florida slip and fall accident lawyer can help determine if you have a personal injury claim and how to obtain fair compensation.
Types of Slip and Fall Wrist Injuries
A normal reaction when you start to fall is to use your hands to catch yourself. When you do this, you often fall on your wrist and cause a sprain or fracture.
While most sprains can heal on their own over time, a broken wrist may require more intense treatment and ongoing care. Wrist injuries may need surgery, splints or casts, pain medication, physical therapy, and follow-up doctor appointments. Many broken wrist injuries have long-term complications.
Complications From a Broken Wrist
- Severe pain
- Problems with circulation
- Damage to nerves
- Loss of motor controls
When a broken wrist makes it hard to manage your work tasks, you may be faced with financial difficulties and medical bills. The injury is not only painful but costly as well.
Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident in Florida
There are important steps to take after injuring your wrist in a slip and fall accident that can protect your legal rights and possible recovery.
What to Do After Your Fall
- Seek medical attention for your injury even if it seems minor at first.
- Obtain a copy of any medical reports or receipts related to your wrist injury.
- Report the fall and injury to the person in charge of the property or establishment where the accident occurred.
- Document the scene of the accident by taking photos or videos of what caused your fall and getting contact information from any witnesses.
- Avoid talking to insurance adjusters who may pressure you to settle your case as quickly as possible and for the least amount of money.
- Contact a Florida slip and fall lawyer to review your case.
How A Slip and Fall Lawyer Can Help With Your Claim
It is important to understand that in Florida, there is a four-year statute of limitations for filing a wrist injury slip and fall accident claim. If you do not meet this deadline, your case will most likely be dismissed. A Florida slip and fall attorney can help make sure that you meet this deadline and follow the necessary procedures for filing a claim.
Additionally, a slip and fall lawyer will investigate your accident and determine if you have a right to file a claim against the insurance company of the negligent party. To do this, they will gather evidence to support your claim and fight to get you a fair recovery.
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Out-of-pocket costs
To recover damages, an attorney will need to prove that you had a legal right to be on the premises or property; a dangerous condition caused your fall and the property owner did not take the necessary actions to prevent it from happening; and you were injured due to the negligence of the property owner.
Contact a Florida Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you have injured your wrist in a slip and fall accident in Florida, contact Browning Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. There are never any legal fees unless we win your case. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online contact form, or call us at 850-344-1736.