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 Examples

$689,000 / Premises Liability / Pinellas County
Client sustained a back injury when he slipped and fell at Wal-Mart.

$650,000 / Premises Liability / Hillsborough County, FL
This accident occurred when our client, a 36-year-old medical assistant and teacher, was shopping at a Wal Mart in Brandon, Florida. Unfortunately, Wal Mart had allowed water to accumulate on the floor in the jewelry department of the store. The store also failed to take steps to clean up this dangerous condition or to warn customers of its presence. As our client was walking by the jewelry department, she unknowingly stepped into the water and slipped and fell hitting her head on the floor.

Immediately after the accident, our client was taken to the emergency room where she complained of headaches as well as neck, shoulder, and knee pain. After being treated at the hospital, an MRI scan was performed on her neck which revealed a herniated disc in the lower cervical spine. Following considerable conservative care, including therapy and injections, our client ultimately required surgery to repair the damage to her neck.

Wal Mart disputed that it had any responsibility for the accident. Their first offer to settle the case was $60,000, an amount that did not even cover our client’s medical bills, much less compensate her for her pain and suffering and lost wages. We rejected Wal Mart’s offer and filed a lawsuit against the company. We aggressively pursued discovery from Wal Mart by taking the depositions of numerous employees and, importantly, obtaining surveillance video from the store on the day of the accident. The video showed that a couple of other customers slipped in the water prior to the time our client fell. The video further showed several employees of the store walking by the spill but failing to conduct proper visual inspections that they were required by Wal Mart to perform.

The employees in their depositions all admitted that the water on the floor was a dangerous condition that presented a slipping hazard to their customers. Through these depositions and the video evidence, we were able to make the required showing that Wal Mart should have known about the water on the floor before our client’s fall. Recognizing that we had established the legal elements necessary to hold them liable for the accident, Wal Mart ultimately agreed to pay $650,000.00 to compensate our client. This was a terrific result, and our client was very happy with it.

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. If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer in Jupiter, FL contact our office.

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. If you’re feeling unwell after a fall, it is essential to seek medical attention promptly to identify and treat any hidden injuries, as undetected issues can worsen over time.

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 or trimalleolar ankle fracture settlements in Florida. If you’re in Kissimmee, call us to speak to a personal injury attorney in Kissimmee.

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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