In Florida, a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property may entitle you to financial compensation. Learn more about your rights, then schedule a free consultation with a St Petersburg slip and fall lawyer at the law offices of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk.
A sudden slip can change your life instantly. When you are out shopping, on your way to work, exploring St. Petersburg, or attending a party, the last thing you expect is to have to fear for your safety because of a dangerous condition on the ground. Unfortunately, property owners make mistakes – they fail to repair cracks, they fail to clean up spills, and they fail to protect known fall hazards – and these mistakes often prove costly for their visitors and guests.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, what are your rights? You have the right to quality medical care. You have the right not to suffer through pain without treatment. You have the right to speak with St Petersburg slip and fall lawyers. Most importantly, you have the right to hold the at-fault property owner responsible so that you do not bear the financial and emotional burdens of your injuries for years, or perhaps decades, to come.
At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we focus exclusively on helping injured victims and their families pursue compensation. If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property in St. Petersburg, we will fight for your rights on your behalf. While most of our clients’ cases settle, we do not hesitate to take property owners and their insurance companies to trial, and you can be rest assured knowing that you have decades of legal experience on your side.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
Our attorneys represent individuals in the St. Petersburg area who have suffered bone fractures, soft tissue injuries, back and head injuries, and other serious injuries in slip and fall accidents caused by:
- Tripping on torn carpeting
- Falling due to a missing or loose railing
- Tripping over an abrupt change in flooring surfaces
- Falling due to unsafe conditions at a swimming pool
- Slipping on moss or algae-covered steps
- Falling over an obstacle due to poor lighting
- Slipping on an oil spill in a garage or parking lot
- Slipping on a spill or recently-cleaned floor in a convenience, grocery or big-box store
- Stepping in an unprotected pothole
- Falling down crumbling, loose, or poorly-maintained stairs
- Other dangerous conditions on private, business, or government premises
In every case, our goal is to quickly establish liability by conducting a thorough investigation, and seek maximum compensation for our client as efficiently as possible.
Slip and Fall Accident Claims: Answers to FAQs
Q: What is required to recover financial compensation for a slip and fall injury in Florida?
Florida property owners have an obligation to protect customers, visitors, and guests from fall risks by exercising reasonable care to maintain their premises in safe condition, repairing known issues, and providing adequate warning if an issue cannot be promptly addressed. If you slipped and fell because a property owner failed to meet their legal obligations, you can seek financial compensation for your injury-related losses. There are certain exceptions (for example, property owners owe less duties to trespassers); but, if you fell on someone else’s property, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.
Q: If I fell at a house party, will the host have to pay for my losses?
Standard Florida homeowners’ insurance policies include coverage for slip and fall injuries resulting from most typical hazards. So, if you fell at a friend’s or neighbor’s house, you do not have to worry that he or she will struggle financially if you file a claim. The risk of unexpected accidents is the reason we have insurance, and you should feel comfortable asserting your legal right to compensation.
Q: Can I file a claim for compensation if I slipped and fell in a public place?
Yes, slip and fall injuries from accidents on both public and private property are potentially eligible for financial compensation. This includes accidents that occur at:
- Apartment and condo buildings
- Commercial offices
- Hotels and motels
- Malls and retail stores
- Medical offices and hospitals
- Nursing homes
- Parking garages
- Resorts and entertainment venues
- Restaurants and bars
- Other private and public facilities
Speak with our St Petersburg Slip and Fall Lawyers
Our attorneys have represented more than 20,000 accident victims, and we have won well over $100 million for our clients’ injuries and losses. If you need St Petersburg slip and fall lawyers, we encourage you to get in touch. To speak with an attorney at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk about your case, call (800) 753-5203, start a Live Chat, or inquire online now.