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Serious Injuries from Slip and Falls

Serious Injuries from Slip and Falls

Personal Injury
People slip and trip on a regular basis and, often, they can brush themselves off and keep going about their day, possibly embarrassed but uninjured. However, in some situations, a slip and fall accident can result in serious injuries and can completely disrupt a person’s life. The following are some common serious injuries suffered by slip and fall victims: Soft tissue injuries - When you suddenly slip and fall, your instinct may be to try to catch yourself. This often means twisting or stretching in unnatural ways or landing hard on part of your wrist or arm. Such twisting and trauma can cause painful sprains, strains, or tears to your muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Fractures - When you land on the ground after a slip and fall, the impact can…
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Is a Hospital Responsible for Your Injuries?

Is a Hospital Responsible for Your Injuries?

Personal Injury
When you are admitted to the hospital, you rightfully expect the medical staff will do everything in their power to improve your condition. What you don’t expect is to suffer additional and unnecessary injuries due to the negligence of the hospital staff. Unfortunately, many patients suffer such injuries during their time in the hospital, and the following are some common reasons why. Slip and falls - Hospitals have many substances all around, including bodily fluids, IV solutions, sanitation chemicals, medications, and more. Staff members also use many supplies, including latex gloves, syringes, monitors, and other medical equipment. When any substances or debris gets left on the floor, patients may easily slip and fall, causing serious injuries. In addition, if a staff member fails to adequately assist a patient, they can…
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Are My Injuries Serious Enough to File a Claim?

Are My Injuries Serious Enough to File a Claim?

Personal Injury
Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, bitten by a neighbor’s dog, or you slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk, you may be wondering if you should file a personal injury claim. Sometimes it can be hard to know where the line is, between minor injuries that we bring upon ourselves, and more major injuries that are caused by the negligence of another. Too many people sit on the sidelines, nursing their broken bones or torn ligaments, and never seek legal retribution. Then there are a few people who try to file a suit for the slightest harm. If you are considering reaching out to a Clearwater personal injury attorney, it’s a good idea to review your circumstances and if your suffering is significant enough to warrant…
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Security Questions to Ask When House Hunting

Security Questions to Ask When House Hunting

Negligent Security
Looking for a new house or apartment to live in is already stressful enough without having to be concerned with negligent security, let alone having to worry about it constantly when living somewhere. Andreopoulos Law Firm in Florida is here to help you make the house hunting a little easier by providing some questions to help keep yourself safe later down the road. Is there a guard? Or is it a gated community? If you are looking at a home in a high crime area it is wise to see if they have a guard on duty, or if you are required to enter a code to gain access to a gated community. Knowing that the parking area and grounds are on constant monitoring basis may deter any possible criminals.…
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To Wear a Helmet, or Not?

To Wear a Helmet, or Not?

Motorcycle Accident
We have all been exposed to motorcycles at some point in our lives, whether we ride them, we design them, we sell them, or we simply just see them out on the road. Unfortunately, motorcycle accident statistics estimate around 4,000 fatalities occur from motorcycle accidents a year and most of the people involved in these accidents are not wearing a helmet. Even with these statistic estimates only 19 states, and the District of Columbia, have laws requiring motorists to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle. 28 states do have partial helmet laws, but tend to be age-based, requiring those under the age of 21 to always wear a helmet. Then there is Iowa, Illinois, and New Hampshire who don’t have any laws about wearing a helmet. Thankfully, most motorcycle…
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3 Common Personal Injury Claims

3 Common Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury
Personal injury claims are one of the most frequent lawsuits filed in the United States, and for good reason. Each year millions of people are injured due to the reckless, negligent, and careless behaviors of others. At Andreopoulos Law, our legal team understands the ramifications of a personal injury, so we are here to fight tirelessly on your behalf. Our attorneys are experienced representing clients facing a variety of personal injury claims, with the most common being: Auto Accidents: Thousands of people are injured in auto accidents throughout Florida every year. Many of these accidents result in life-changing injuries and in worst cases, death. You may be eligible to file a personal injury claim in your auto accident if the driver that hit you was distracted, driving under the influence,…
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Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur Most Frequently?

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur Most Frequently?

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Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury claims in the U.S., affecting thousands of people every year. Slip and fall accidents result in a variety of different injuries ranging in severity from minor sprains to concussions. While slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, there are several different locations where these kind of accidents tend to occur most frequently. These areas include: Grocery and Retail Stores: From wet floors lacking warning signage to tripping hazards in aisles, there are several ways a slip and fall accident can occur in a grocery, big box, or retail store. Trying to obtain compensation from stores like these can be difficult, however, so it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney in your case.…
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3 Most Frequent Wrongful Death Claims

3 Most Frequent Wrongful Death Claims

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Have you recently lost a loved one due to the reckless, selfish, or careless behavior of another person? If so, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation on behalf of the deceased. There are several situations that can constitute a wrongful death claim, but ultimately it is best to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine if your case meets the qualifications of wrongful death. At Andreopoulos Law, the most frequent wrongful death claims we see are for: 1. Automobile Accidents: Whether it’s a car, truck, or motorcycle, automobile accidents are one of the most common wrongful death claims. When drivers are distracted or their judgement is impaired by drugs or alcohol, victims are often left with serious injuries, and tragically in…
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Do I Need an Attorney for My Auto Accident Case?

Do I Need an Attorney for My Auto Accident Case?

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Have you recently been in an auto accident? Depending on the severity of the accident you may have several questions about insurance, lost wages, and recovering damages for your injuries. While every auto accident does not require litigation in court, there are many cases where car accident victims need legal representation from an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. Ultimately you will have to use your best judgment when it comes to whether your case warrants hiring an attorney, but below are several instances where it is in your best interest to partner with an experienced litigator who specializes in auto accidents. A death occurred during the accident or someone died from injuries sustained during the accident A victim of the accident sustained serious injuries such as broken bones or head…
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How to Prove Your Landlord is Guilty of Negligent Security

How to Prove Your Landlord is Guilty of Negligent Security

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A common concern for landlords, property owners, and business operators is the safety and security of their property. Since most states require that property owners take reasonable steps to protect tenants, employees, and customers, property owners are motivated to run a tight ship in order to avoid legal problems and lawsuits. If these steps are not taken, however, it can result in serious harm and damages to the property itself, as well as anyone on the property during the incident. If a visitor or tenant is harmed while in an apartment complex, for example, the landlord can be held responsible for his/her injuries and suffering. There are several factors that can be used to hold a landlord responsible for negligent security and this can include a landlord: Ignoring multiple complaints…
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