Slip and Fall Injuries may not Present Immediately

Slip and fall accidents are the most commonly experienced. They can present unique challenges for obtaining treatment and rehabilitation services if needed as the full extent of the injuries and damage to the body may not be immediately obvious.

A slip and fall accident can occur anywhere. They can take place at the home of a friend or family, while shopping, within the workplace, on city streets, sidewalks, parks, and playgrounds. Individuals also experience this type of accident at popular entertainments encompassing amusement parks, sports venues, at the theater, and the movies.

These types of injuries may or may not result in a level of pain that causes individuals immediate concern, but they can have far reaching effects. They can cause fractures anywhere in the body, nerve damage, or injuries to the back and spine that can result in paralysis or even a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million visits to the emergency each year. They’re especially debilitating for the elderly and result in extended rehabilitation, joint replacements, and time in a nursing home. Even those that are young, fit, and healthy can sustain serious injuries from a slip and fall accident.

The results of these injuries may not be readily apparent, even with x-rays. Some types of fractures will only appear days or even weeks after the incident occurred. It can take more in-depth imaging techniques to detect them that aren’t typically performed. Victims of a slip and fall may also experience slow internal bleeding that can be deadly if not identified.

Any slip and fall accident should be followed by a trip to the emergency room where a thorough examination can be conducted. Individuals can be treated for immediate concerns and learn what symptoms of which they need to be aware. Some injuries, such as a TBI, may present in ways that the individual may not associate with the original injury, but can result in a lifetime of disability. The ER visit also provides critical documentation in the event there’s long-lasting problems or disability.

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Whether you need a Divorce, are dealing with Custody or Child Support issues, or need representation in a Personal Injury matter, the Law Offices of Theodore H. Enfield can confidently assist you.  To learn more about how we can help you or to discuss the facts of your case with our attorneys, call 954-983-1443 to schedule your free consultation.

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When a Slip & Fall is not Just an Accident

Everyone fears the slip, trip and fall accident. In many instances, it’s simply the result of being distracted or due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control. However, in a great many cases the accident could have been avoided if home or business owners had taken simple precautions. Continue reading

Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who provides legal services to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence of another person, company, government agency or any entity. Personal injury lawyers primarily practice in the area of law known as tort law. Examples of common personal injury claims include injuries from slip and fall accidents, traffic collisions, defective products, workplace injuries, and professional malpractice.

The term “trial lawyers” is used to refer to personal injury lawyers, even though many other types of lawyers, including defense lawyers and criminal prosecutors, also appear in trials and even though most personal injury claims are settled without going to trial.

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At The Law Offices of Theodore H Enfield P.A. our personal injury lawyers must qualify to practice law in the jurisdiction in which the lawyer practices. In many states, they must also pass a written ethics examination.

Lawyers may take continuing legal education or (CLE) classes in order to learn about developments in the law or to learn about new practice areas. In states that require personal injury lawyers or lawyers in general to attend CLE, personal injury lawyers may take CLE courses relevant to personal injury law but are not required to do so.

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Certain bar associations and attorney organizations offer certifications, including certification of lawyers in the field of personal injury. Certification is not required to practice personal injury law but may help a lawyer demonstrate knowledge in the field to potential clients. Within the U.S., not all state bars offer certification for personal injury law. Some states, such as New Jersey allow lawyers to become Certified Trial Attorneys, a credential that is available to both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Some states, such as Arizona, restrict the use of the words “specialist” or “specialize” to lawyers who have obtained a certification from the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in a specific field of law, with one such certification being in the area of personal injury law.

Personal Injury Lawyer Practices

Lawyers may concentrate their practice to specific areas of law, including personal injury law. Some lawyers may further specialize in a specific area of personal injury, such as medical malpractice law. By limiting the range of cases they handle, personal injury lawyers are able to acquire specialized knowledge and experience.

Personal Injury Lawyer and Client Relations

Before accepting a new case, a personal injury lawyer typically interviews a prospective client and evaluates the client’s case to determine the basic facts and potential legal claims that might be made, identifies possible defendants, and evaluates the strength of the case. A lawyer may decline to accept a case if the lawyer believes that the legal claims will not succeed in court or if the cost of litigation is expected to exceed the amount that can reasonably be recovered from the defendants as compensation for the client’s injury.

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Theodore H. Enfield, P.A. provides full legal services in the areas of Personal Injury Law, Workers Compensation, Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence, and Consumer Protection. We believe that everyone is entitled to an understanding and reliable attorney when facing a legal matter.  Our firm provides legal representation in matters concerning:

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Whether you need a Personal Injury Lawyer, Divorce Lawyer, are dealing with Custody or Child Support issues, or need representation in a Workers Compensation matter,  the Law Offices of Theodore H. Enfield can confidently assist you.  To learn more about how we can help you or to discuss the facts of your case with our attorneys, call 954-983-1443 to schedule your free consultation.

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