Among all accidents suffered in Florida, slip and fall accidents are some of the most common

TAMPA, Fla. – Every year, you make resolutions – probably the same ones: Save more money, lose more weight, become more productive. But those goals are all pretty non-specific, and that can make them hard to keep. What’s more, they also neglect one important part of your life: Knowing how to protect your rights in the event of an accident. Sound like a waste of time? Consider this: Each year, millions of people in the U.S. are injured in accidents, and many of those individuals wind up footing their medical costs and other accident-related expenses simply because they don’t understand how to get the compensation they deserve for an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

Among all accidents suffered in Florida, slip and fall accidents are some of the most common. A slip and fall accident can occur anywhere and at any time, whether you’re out shopping, at the movies, at the doctor’s or just taking a walk. And they can occur as the result of many different kinds of negligence: An unmended stair tread, a crack in a sidewalk, a poorly lit stairway, a wet floor in a store. All of these hazards – and dozens more – can cause a slip and fall accident resulting in injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to broken bones, sprains and head, neck or spinal injury.

The costs associated with a slip and fall accident can be substantial. In addition to immediate medical care, accident victims may have to take days or weeks off from work to allow time to heal or to have physical therapy or other medical treatments. In cases where injuries are serious, those costs can mount up over a period of years – even for a lifetime. Without proper legal guidance and representation, many accident victims see their savings wiped out in just a few months and wind up carrying huge debts for the rest of their lives. Some victims are unable to return to their jobs, resulting in additional debt and emotional burden.

If you’ve been the victim of a slip and fall accident, you need to make sure your rights are protected. Make it your New Year’s resolution to learn what steps you should take in the event of an accident so you aren’t left paying the price for someone else’s negligence.

The lawyers at the Baird Law Group in Tampa are skilled in handling the cases of all types of accident victims, including victims of slip and fall accidents. Contact us today at 813-849-2679, use our handy online contact form or visit our website at BairdLawGroup.com to learn more.