Falling objects can account for a large number of injuries throughout Florida and the rest of the U.S. While minding your own business, walking by a construction site, shopping at a grocery store or perhaps walking down the street, an object can fall and hit you, causing you great injury and distress. If this has happened to you, you may wonder how you can pay for medical expenses and lost wages if your injury has left you unable to work.
Fortunately, there is something you can do. By consulting with a lawyer that is experienced in dealing with personal injury claims involving falling objects, you can begin to take action to address the wrongful harm that was done to you. With the help of a lawyer, you can file a personal injury claim to receive monetary compensation for your injuries, both emotional and physical.
Common Sites for Falling Objects
A falling object can come from almost anywhere at any time. However, there are a few places where one is more likely to be struck by a falling object. In these cases, there is often a person or party who can be held responsible for the object falling in the first place.
- Construction sites: there are regulations that construction workers must observe in securing tools and materials at construction sites. When this does not occur, objects can fall and cause injury to unsuspecting passers-by.
- Retail stores
- Stores that sell in bulk: stores which sell in bulk can have a problem where large items are not stored properly on shelves and fall, causing injury.
- Backs of trucks: objects may fall off the back of trucks when they are improperly loaded or secured.
- Buildings: poor construction or improper maintenance can cause bricks, shingles or other materials to fall from buildings and strike people or cars nearby.
Need an attorney for a personal injury case?
If you have been injured by a falling object, personal injury lawyer Scott Distasio may be able to help. Distasio Law Firm serves Tampa, helping victims of accidents and injuries related to negligence of another person. We believe in helping victims get the compensation that they need to pay for medical expenses, wage loss, emotional pain and anguish and more. By using our resources and experience, attorney Distasio may be able to prove that your injury was caused due to another person’s negligence. Using this proof, we can help you get just compensation. If you have been personally injured, then contact our firm as soon as possible.