One serious injury that a person can suffer from in a slip and fall accident is internal bleeding. Internal bleeding may seem like a generally harmless type of bleeding that is inside the body compared to visible bleeding that you see on the skin.
However, that is far from the truth. Internal bleeding can result from a jarring impact on the body, common in the type of injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident. This sudden force to the body can break blood vessels within a person’s body.
Internal bleeding may not occur in every slip and fall accident. The slip and fall must be one of a very serious impact, like if a person slips and falls down steps in a restaurant stairwell, or if a person falls several stories from a faulty hotel banister fixture.
If you have or are still suffering from internal bleeding caused by a terrible slip and fall accident, consider hiring a Winter Park internal bleeding lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine.
You can speak in a no-fee consultation with one of our legal team. We can learn about your slip and fall accident, where it happened, what the circumstances were, and what injuries you believe you incurred as a result of the negligence of the property owner. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 to learn about the possibility of filing a personal injury claim of negligence against the property owner.
Facts About Internal Bleeding
Internal bleeding happens when a person’s body gets hit hard with an impact. This hard impact can cause damage to an artery or vein. The amount of blood that comes out depends on the amount of organ damage. If left unchecked, the body can start to hemorrhage. This is when a person’s life can hang in the balance.
After a slip and fall injury, it’s possible that a person does not even know that they are bleeding internally. Here are some of the common symptoms felt by persons with internal bleeding:
- Weakness or extreme tiredness
- Muscle pain, numbness, and aches
- Severe headaches
- Possible diarrhea
- Confusion or disorientation
- Chest pain or abdominal pain
- Breathing difficulty
- Visible bruising, usually around the area of internal bleeding
If you feel any of these symptoms in the days immediately after a slip and fall injury, get yourself medical attention to take tests. Tell the staff what happened to you in the slip and fall accident, and make sure you get a report from the medical team.
Reach out to our team for legal support around your slip and fall accident in Florida. Call 1-800-747-3733 to find out more about working with a Winter Park internal bleeding lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. Your first call with our team is a no-fee consultation.
Florida Slip and Fall Liability
In Florida, Florida Statutes §768.0755 demands proof of negligence on the part of the property owner. The law notes that injured persons have to show that the property, business, company, or establishment knew about a potentially hazardous condition that could be dangerous, but they did nothing to fix the situation.
The negligence factor can be proven by showing that the property owner or property manager (or similar executive role) was negligent because they:
- Did not show reasonable care and concern to keep the property in a reasonably safe, hazard-free condition.
- Did not use care or concern for visitors to the property by warning about any existing dangers or hazards that might harm others.
If you and your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer know of past situations when the property owner did not show reasonable care in attending to dangers on a property, then you could be on your way to filing a lawsuit. The next step is to gather all the right evidence.
Inspect for Evidence
Let us assume you have had a slip and fall injury on a hotel property in or near Winter Park, Florida. You were walking on the hotel grounds and on a slightly dark section of the property, the pavement was cracked, and you did not see the fissure in the path. This leads you to stumble and fall down, injuring your arm and hip.
To prove a successful personal injury claim, you need to have as much evidence as you can gather. Having significant evidence is crucial in a Florida slip and fall case. For example, your attorney will want the following from you upon hearing about your case:
- Any photos or videos of the hazardous condition area in which you fell
- Surveillance cameras near the area that could back up and corroborate your story
- Public records of past accidents on the property due to hazardous conditions
- Receipts and paperwork of hospital visits, medical bills, and injury treatments
By having this evidence in your case, you and your attorney maximize your ability to prove that:
- There was a hazardous condition.
- There was no warning about this hazardous condition.
- Because of the lack of warning, this person was injured from the hazardous condition.
- The injuries were caused by the negligence of the property owner or manager.
- The lawsuit is an attempt to claim financial compensation resulting from the slip and fall accident.
For help gathering evidence, consider working with a Winter Park internal bleeding lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine after your slip and fall accident.
Call us at 1-800-747-3733 to have a consultation. We will do what we can to help prove your injury claim and get you a slip and fall settlement. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine in your next steps to seek compensation from the negligent property owner.
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