Florida Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Filing a claim for your Florida slip and fall accident can be pretty easy on the surface, but if you’ve hurt yourself on commercial or rental property – figuring out who is responsible, and at what percentage of responsibility they lay can be a difficult undertaking. If you were hurt on a friend’s property – making sure your injuries are taken care of can be even more awkward and confusing.

As we’ve stated previously – the insurance companies for any business, home, rental property, city building, Orlando theme park, etc are not interested in taking care of you. Their job, such as the case with theme park attorneys, is to look out for their stockholders. Our job is to look out for YOU. Call one of our slip and fall accident experts at an Abrahamson & Uiterwyk office near you.Best Law Firms 2023

Actual Slip & Fall Cases we have Handled

Florida Slip and Fall Case Settlement Example

$150,000/Premise Liability/Slip and Fall/New Port Richey, Florida/2021

At the time of this unfortunate accident, our client, a 36-year-old certified nursing assistant, was renting a home in New Port Richey, FL. Our client made a complaint with management that water was leaking through the roof, and maintenance was dispatched to address the problem. It was discovered that there was a broken drain line from the air conditioning unit, and management advised that they would have it repaired. Unfortunately, they failed to do so, and shortly thereafter while our client was walking through the house, she encountered the leaking water which caused her to slip and fall.

As a result of the fall our client presented to the emergency department at a local hospital with significant injuries to her neck, back and leg. Upon her release, she followed up with a rehabilitation clinic where she received ongoing care and treatment. Due to the nature of her injuries, MRI studies were ordered which revealed herniated discs in the neck and the mid-back causing compression on the spinal cord. Our client was then referred to a neurologist for additional treatment. She underwent an epidural steroid injection in her neck and a procedure known as a radiofrequency ablation in her mid-back.

The defense initially questioned their responsibility for the injury. Our attorney presented facts and circumstances which caused them to re-evaluate their position. Eventually, the insurance company suggested that they would be willing to pay $75,000.00 to settle the case. We rejected their offer and pushed to get our client more compensation. We negotiated hard and pointed out additional facts that established their liability for the fall. Ultimately, through these efforts, we were able to get the insurance company to pay $150,000.00 to our client. Our client was very pleased with the result especially since she was able to recover reasonable compensation for her injuries.

What You Need to Know About Florida Slip and Fall Lawsuits

Personal Injury cases like slip-and-falls are relatively easy to file in Florida but liability can be difficult to prove, especially when accidents are not clearly documented. Personal injury lawsuits fall into three broad categories: slip-and-fall where liquid or some other slippery object causes someone to fall and become injured; trip-and-fall where pavement or pathways are uneven, broken, or damaged and cause an individual to trip; and step-and-fall where holes, a ditch or low areas of flooring, pavement or soil cause someone to step awkwardly and fall.

If you have suffered an injury due to a slip and fall incident, contact our Slip and Fall Attorneys for a free case evaluation, with no obligation. We are available 24/7, call +1-800-538-4878 today

Property owners are required to maintain and repair their business or residence so visitors are not injured. If you are a victim of a slip and fall, you may be entitled to recover medical expenses, lost wages and potential earnings, or disability payments if you can prove that the owner of the property where the accident occurred is negligent. Following these tips can make the difference between being adequately compensated or walking away injured and empty-handed.

Don’t Forget the Details – Make sure to write down every detail concerning your slip and fall incident: What time of day did the accident occur? What were you wearing at the time of the incident? What were you doing? Is there anything you did to cause the accident? Was there a flooring defect, a tripping hazard, spilled liquid, or other object that caused your fall? In your opinion, was the accident caused by the property owner’s negligence?

Time is of the Essence – Before you leave the scene of a slip and fall accident, jot down everything that occurred: The time of the accident could determine liability. If the slip and fall occurred in broad daylight attorneys for the plaintiff might assert that you should have been able to see an obstacle in the floor and avoid falling; but if the accident occurred due to poor lighting, darkness or faded or missing safety markings your case may stand up in court. What kind of shoes were you wearing.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – People say “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and in a slip and fall case nothing is more true. Immediately take a cell phone photo will show the date and provide an accurate real time photo of broken, wet, slippery, or damaged flooring that could have contributed to your fall.

Document Your Injuries – Be sure to document every doctor visit, every prescription and every time you receive physical therapy. The evidence of injury must be thoroughly documented so that, if awarded, compensation is based on fact and not fabrication. Keep all of your physical therapy appointment and document any physical changes to your injury or challenges.

Witness –  At the time of the incident ask bystanders if they are willing to testify that they saw what happened to you. An eye witness can attest to your injury claim and collaborate your account of the slip and fall account for the attorneys. Your lawyer can interview and consult with witnesses to ensure the accuracy and reliability of their account.

Don’t Procrastinate – After a slip and fall injury delaying a doctor visit could jeopardize your claim. If you’ve been injured visit the emergency room or doctor’s office as soon as possible and get checked out. If left untreated, a bump on the head, a bruise or a sprain can cause more complications or mask a more serious injury. Again, document the injury as soon as possible to help build a case against a negligent property owner.

Tell the Truth –  If the property owner’s attorney wants to interview you in a deposition, don’t be intimidated. Review and refresh your memory of the slip and fall incident to the best of your ability, tell the truth and take your time answering questions accurately. Attorneys will be looking for consistency in your testimony.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another in a slip and fall incident, contact our Slip and Fall Attorneys for a free case evaluation, with no obligation. We are available 24/7, call +1-800-538-4878 today. Take a look at some of our slip and fall broken hip settlement amounts in Florida.

Contact a Florida Slip and Fall Accident Attorney at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk for a Free Consultation

We understand the complexity of your Florida premises liability case. Our team of law firms and legal professionals can go to work immediately, gathering evidence and building the strongest possible case on your behalf. We put our extensive network of resources to work, tackling even the most complex cases.

We offer a free consultation for Florida slip and fall accident victims to answer your questions and help you get started with the legal process. You pay no legal fees until we recover compensation for your case. We advocate for our clients, and we will fight to get you the best possible results.

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