Retirement Community Accident Attorneys

Commercials, billboards, and brochures paint retirement communities as paradisiacal places where residents spend their days enjoying pleasant weather, kind friends, engaging activities, and endless rounds of golf. What isn’t advertised is the prevalence of personal injuries at retirement communities and other assisted living facilities. Sadly, injuries can overshadow the leisurely reality of retirement communities. But that doesn’t mean you must suffer from these incidents helpless and alone. The personal injury attorneys with the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., are here to assist with retirement community accidents and represent your best interest in a time of need.

Common Personal Injury Accidents In Retirement Communities

Just as Florida is known for its retirement communities, these accidents are known among personal injury lawyers as common occurrences in those same retirement communities.

Golf Cart Accidents

The golf cart is a retirement community staple, and consequently, related accidents are on the rise. Dozens of golf cart accidents happen at retirement communities in Florida every year. Many times the driver was:

  • Driving recklessly;
  • Not paying attention;
  • Transporting too many people;
  • Drunk; and/or
  • Speeding.

A qualified car accident lawyer or catastrophic injury lawyer can help you or a loved one recover from the aftermath of a golf cart accident and hold the responsible party liable. Our team of lawyers has the knowledge and experience needed to secure the fairest possible outcome for a traumatic golf cart incident.

Slip-and-Fall Accidents

An assortment of factors affects the ability of retirement community residents to move about safely. Unfortunately, slip-and-fall accidents happen all too frequently as a result. Common causes include:

  • Cracked or broken sidewalks;
  • Torn carpeting;
  • Poor lighting;
  • Wet or slippery floors;
  • Changes in flooring; and/or
  • Slow-moving crowds.

Dangerous Property Accidents

Poorly maintained property contributes not only to painful slip-and-fall accidents but to other serious personal injuries as well. Hazardous property conditions that leave people prone to harm usually involve:

  • Uneven surfaces;
  • Defective railings;
  • Lack of signage;
  • Potholes or sinkholes;
  • Insufficient security;
  • Unprotected swimming pools;
  • Delivery trucks in pedestrian areas; and/or
  • Narrow or negligently maintained stairways.

Many people choose to address dangerous property at a retirement community by filing a claim with the help of a Florida personal injury attorney. With the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., you can count on sound legal representation to secure a successful premises liability claim.

Personal Injuries Plaguing Retirement Communities

The types of injuries that can result from retirement community accidents range from severe to fatal, as they include:

  • Respiratory complications;
  • Broken, shattered, or fractured bones;
  • Open and closed head injuries; 
  • Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions;
  • Amputations;
  • Lacerations;
  • Spinal cord injuries; and/or
  • Partial or complete paralysis.

Those who are injured may struggle to perform daily tasks or retain basic motor and cognitive skills. Since these situations can lead to life-altering consequences, retirement community accidents should clearly be entrusted to the compassionate and capable professionals at personal injury law firms, such as the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A. Deeply motivated by our commitment to each client, our personal injury lawyers work diligently to help you receive:

  • Complete medical care for your injuries to ensure a full recovery;
  • Second opinions as necessary to guarantee effective treatment plans; and
  • Complete and fair compensation from the insurance provider for all losses.