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Keep Your Guests Safe – 3 Types Of In-Home Accidents To Prevent

Who doesn’t like going over to friends’ houses to hang out? Many people enjoy doing so for the company. They converse, tell jokes, and build strong relationships. Meanwhile, some folks are into gaming. They get together with buddies to play Madden, Call of Duty, and more. The list can go on and on. The point is that people go to these places for different reasons. 

Regardless of what they are, individuals could become hurt while there. We are not just talking about minor scrapes, bumps, or bruises. Rather, the kinds of damages being discussed are severe, like broken bones, brain injuries, and gashes requiring stitches. A person that gets hurt at a friend’s house may not want to, but they should take legal action to recoup their losses, particularly if negligence were involved.

Those that don’t go this route could find themselves having to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to recover. Why should they be responsible for expensive medical bills when they did nothing wrong? They shouldn’t, and our firm can help. The team builds concrete cases via…

• Witness Statements
• Security Camera Footage
• Accident Reports
• Past Accident History Of The Property
• And More

Our partners have successfully resolved over 10,000 injury cases over the years. They have also recovered more than $500 million for accident victims. We offer free case reviews, and clients only pay when they win. So, if you get injured at someone else’s house, please, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Let us now look at three particular ways you could get seriously hurt.

A Dog Attack

Most of the time, peoples’ pets don’t attack their friends. Instead, they allow them to pet and play with them without biting or scratching. However, now and again, a dog will lash out at a person’s buddy. Their sharp teeth and razor-sharp claws can penetrate human skin with no problem. They can rip ligaments and tear muscles. Florida law holds dog owners responsible for ensuring the safety of others around their canines.

That means if you get attacked at your friend’s residence, you are covered. That is, providing that you didn’t provoke the attack, ignore clear instructions given by the dog’s owner, or failed to adhere to warning signs about the canine’s temperament. Get the compensation you deserve following a dog attack by contacting us.

A Slip And Fall Accident

Let’s say that your friend just installed new carpeting in their home. They did a good job, and things look great. However, he or she knew about a seem that gave them problems and comes apart every once in a while. The individual invites you over to watch the big game but doesn’t say anything about the carpet portion. You are walking down the hallway to the bathroom, trip on the piece that is raised and hit your head on the floor, sustaining a traumatic brain injury. You can file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages because of the person’s negligence.

A Loose Tile Around The Pool

Many people invite friends over for pool parties in Florida. There is certainly nothing wrong with that, as it is a great way to beat the heat and socialize. However, if the owner meant to fix a loose tile around the pool before the big day but never got around to doing so, it could fly out from beneath your foot upon stepping on it. You manage to avoid landing in the water but hit your mouth hard on the deck, knocking out two teeth and causing two others to protrude through the skin. This is just another example of how a person can get hurt visiting someone else’s home.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Keep Your Guests Safe – 3 Types Of In-Home Accidents To Prevent

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