Hendrik "Henk" Uiterwyk Trial Attorney Senior Partner
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.
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SLIP & FALL INJURY FOCUS
Our skilled Tampa injury lawyers are focused only on injury cases including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, and all serious injuries
EXPERIENCED INJURY LAW TEAM
Our personal injury law firm consists of 10 attorneys and 40 legal staff experienced in protecting the rights of injured victims.
AGGRESSIVE & PROMPT
We represent injured victims, not insurance companies. We push insurance companies to settle legitimate claims quickly & fairly through “prompt & aggressive representation” of our clients.
We have achieved a “Best Law Firm” rating with U.S. News and World Report; an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau; and a Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Rating (highest possible rating).
Our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims and their families, including various multi-million-dollar case results.
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20,000+ INJURY VICTIMS REPRESENTED
Our firm has represented over 20,000+ clients injured as a result of someone else’s negligence
We give each client the personal attention they deserve. We will work closely with you so that we can pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
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: