Slip/Trip and Fall Lawyers
Unfortunately, slip/trip and fall incidents occur far too frequently. These incidents can occur virtually anywhere, including workplaces, public spaces, and private businesses such as supermarkets, shopping centers, parking lots, restaurants/bars, and hotels. Falls can leave victims suffering from injuries like brain damage, spinal cord injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, internal injuries, broken bones, and more. These injuries can impact a person’s life for years to come and sometimes for their entire lifetime. Fortunately, premises owners and businesses have a legal obligation to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn people of certain potential hazards. If you’ve suffered an injury in Florida as a result of a slip and fall or a trip and fall, you and your family may have the right to seek damages to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
If you or someone you love was injured in a slip/trip and fall incident in Florida, reach out today to Miller Trial Law to find out what legal options you have so you do not delay and potentially waive them. We focus on finding liability or insurance coverage that you might not be aware of. For example, we may be able to successfully find liability on behalf of a maintenance company, cleaning company or security company for creating the dangerous condition or failing to protect you from it. Our team of slip and fall attorneys in Florida provides free consultations to review the details of your case, review the circumstances surrounding your incident, help get you the medical treatment you need, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight to help you get the settlement you may deserve under the law.
Steps You Can Take If You’ve Been in a Slip/Trip and Fall Incident
If you’ve been in a slip/trip and fall incident in Florida, there are several steps you can take to protect your rights. The actions you take at the scene of the incident, and the choices you make in the hours and days that follow your accident can have a significant impact on the outcome of your claim should you need to file a personal injury lawsuit. Even professionals who have a knowledge of what to do following a slip/trip and fall can find themselves at a loss in the midst of the adrenaline and stress of the situation. Here’s a brief list of things to keep in mind if you’ve been in a slip/trip and fall incident in Florida:
- Get medical attention. Even if you think the incident was minor and you have no injuries, you should still be seen by a medical professional. Sometimes injuries can take days or even weeks before they manifest themselves. For example, some types of brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder might not appear right away.
- Report the incident to an employee, preferably a manager, and request a copy of an incident report and any surveillance video recording that may have captured the incident. You will also want to take down the name and contact information for any employee or manager you speak to.
- If other people witnessed the incident, take down their names and contact information.
- If you can safely do so, you should photograph the entire scene of the incident, including the condition that caused you to fall.
- Keep in mind that the premises owner’s insurance carrier might reach out to you for information and may request to record the conversation. Remember, insurance companies are in the business of making money and will likely look for ways to avoid paying your claim or avoid paying full value on your claim, so you should strongly consider consulting with an attorney before you communicate with an insurance carrier.
- Reach out today to our compassionate team to preserve your rights and make sure you get the medical treatment you need, as you could waive certain rights by not timely seeking medical attention. We stand ready to fight on your behalf, but do not delay as there is only a limited amount of time to bring a case.
Miller Trial Law proudly represents clients throughout the entire State of Florida and is available for free virtual and in-person consultations at numerous locations.