Falling objects are not something we are always looking out for, so when this type of accident occurs it is usually unexpected and often serious. Falling objects account for a large number of injuries throughout Pasco County and the rest of Florida. Whether you are strolling down the street, perusing the shelves of a grocery store, walking near a construction site or anywhere else, an object can fall and hit you, which can ultimately cause you to suffer from a painful injury.
A falling object can strike you anywhere at any time. However, there are many places where your odds of being hit by a falling object are increased, including:
Retail Stores: Retailers that sell various items may not place larger, heavier items properly on store shelves. When these items fall, they can cause great injury to store shoppers.
Construction sites: Construction zones have regulations and requirements that all workers must meet when it comes to securing materials and tools. When these standards are not met, objects can fall and deliver catastrophic injuries to other workers and unsuspecting individuals walking by.
Buildings: Improperly maintained buildings can result in shingles, bricks and other materials falling and make contact with cars and people nearby.
Beds of trucks: When objects are not loaded or secured properly on the back of a truck, items can fly off and strike cars and pedestrians in the nearby area.
When an object falls from a distance, the most common place for it to hit a person is the head, face, shoulders or back. Depending on the type of object and its force, it can cause a pretty serious personal injury. Some common injuries from falling objects include:
• Skull fractures
• Open Head Wounds
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Spinal Cord Trauma
• Broken Nose
• Eye Injuries
• Facial Fractures
• Facial disfigurement
• Neck Injuries
• Shoulder Dislocations or Fractures
• Upper Back Injuries
Under Florida premises liability laws, business and property owners have a duty to keep their buildings safe and secure for all visitors. When this does not happen, injured victims have the right to recover financial compensation for their losses. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you can file a personal injury claim to recover monetary compensation for your physical injuries and emotional distress.
If you have been injured by a falling object, a Pasco County Premises Liability Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton can help. We help accident victims who have been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another person in Dade City, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Hudson, Holiday, Zephyrhills, Trinity, Land O’Lakes and Wesley Chapel. We will fight aggressively to make sure you get the compensation you need to cover any medical bills, lost wages, emotional pain, mental anguish and more. We can help you pursue your injury claim and gather the evidence needed to support your case. To find out more about how we can assist you, contact us today online or call 727-847-2299 to schedule your free consultation.