Household injuries occur more often than many realize. In fact, millions of Americans are injured on residential property each year. Those injured in their residence or at the home of another may be able to seek compensation through homeowners’ insurance for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our South Florida homeowners’ insurance attorneys understand that household injuries can result in considerable damages that may negatively impact your future. We assist injured individuals in seeking the compensation they are entitled to through a homeowners’ insurance claim.
Types of Household Injuries
While most of us do not consider the possibility of being injured when visiting a friend or relative’s house, visitors are at risk of injury due to a number of common household hazards. Guests in a home may be involved in slip and fall accidents, electrical burns, drownings, and dog attacks. Any of these accidents may be compensated for through homeowners’ compensation insurance.
Young children are perhaps the most at risk of all visitors. Many young children drown in backyard pools each year. Children can also drown in bathtubs and small lakes on the property. Electrical injuries could happen to anyone, and are most often the result of faulty wires or other hazardous conditions. Drug overdoses are additionally a common occurrence giving rise to personal injury claims. Prescription medications which are kept within reach of children or teens may cause death or serious injuries. Continue reading →