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Hip fractures after a Florida Slip and Fall Accident

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Jun 06, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leesburg Lawyer discusses hip fractures after a Florida trip and Fall Accident

You never thought it could happen!! You were walking through a parking lot at night and the next thing you know your on the ground.  You try to get up and you can't because of the pain in your hip.  Finally, somebody comes by and calls the paramedics.  You are taken to the St. Lucie Medical Center, Martin Memorial or Lawnwood. The doctor takes and x-ray and tells you that your hip is broken and they are going to call in an orthopedic surgeon to take a look.  The next day you get a new hip and then your off to the nursing home for four to six weeks.

After your surgery your family member or friend comes into the hospital and shows you that you feel over a large pot hole in the parking lot and in the area the lighting was poor.  You say to yourself, no wonder you fell.  You may have questions like: (1) will I get better? or (2) can I receive compensation for my injuries?

Approximately 75% of people who suffer hip fractures will not make a full recovery.  What's worse is that in many cases the hip fracture could have been prevented in the first place. In our example, if the parking lot was property lit, you would have seen the pot hole and walked around it.

About 90% of hip fractures occur because of a slip, trip and fall.  While, sometimes, a fall is an unforeseeable accident, other times the fall that caused the injury could've been prevented.  For example, if a building owner or manager knew that a floor was slippery and failed to warn guests or customers, then the building owner or manager could be liable for the injuries.  This would also be true if a hand railing was broken and not fixed or if a stairwell was poorly lit and a person fell and was hurt.

In order to determine if your hip fracture could've been prevented, it is important to understand the cause of your accident and whether the building owner or manager knew or should have known about the cause.  In order to help prove your case, it is important to have someone take photos of the area to memorialize the area.  These photos will be invaluable in the future.

If you have any questions about a Florida slip and fall, you can give me a call directly on my cell at (352) 267-9168.

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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