A slip and fall accident can cause serious injury in an instant and you might not even realize it because injuries may not immediately be obvious. After a slip and fall accident you should seek medical attention immediately. In addition, you should immediately report your fall to the property owner or manager.
Proving liability in a slip and fall case can be challenging. Under Florida law, a plaintiff must prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition on the premises. Proving actual or constructive notice can be difficult and could potentially make or break your case. As a result, if you are involved in a slip and fall accident, you should contact a slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident:
- Report your fall to the property owner or manager immediately
- Seek emergency medical treatment if necessary
- Take pictures of the condition on the property that caused your slip/trip and fall, if possible. Do not risk further injury in attempting to take pictures.
- Take names, addresses and phone numbers of witnesses and all employees/managers you speak to when reporting your incident.
- Take pictures of your clothing and/or shoes. You should preserve the shoes you were wearing at the time of your slip and fall, as they may be important evidence in your case.
- Take pictures of your injuries. Do not risk further injury in attempting to take pictures
How can The Cabrera Law Firm help you with your Slip and Fall Accident:
- Identify all possible parties at fault
- Identify all insurance coverage available from the property owner(s) or possible parties at fault.
- Gather evidence, including surveillance/security video, incident reports, medical records, medical bills, witness statements, and lost wage documentation
- Make a claim for your bodily injury against the at fault party’s or parties’ insurance carrier(s) and negotiate the claim to get you the compensation you deserve
- File a lawsuit if your claim cannot be settled out of court
- Obtain expert testimony from doctors and other experts, if necessary, to prove injuries and meet legal thresholds
- FIGHT AGGRESSIVELY TO GET YOU THE MOST MONEY YOU DESERVE FOR YOUR INJURIES, LOSS OF PAST AND FUTURE WAGES, LOSS OF PAST AND FUTURE EARNING CAPACITY, AND PAST AND FUTURE PAIN AND SUFFERING!
- Once the case is settled or resolved by jury verdict, negotiate any of your remaining, unpaid medical bills, if any. Even though the case may be over, we help you get your medical bills reduced when possible so that you don’t have to worry about getting any outstanding bills paid on your own.
What if I am at fault for my accident?
Even if you may have been partly at fault for your accident, you may still be able to recover for your injuries. Florida follows the comparative negligence rule, which means that you can still recover for your injuries if you are at fault but your recovery may be reduced by your percentage of fault as determined by the court. For example, if you are found to be 25% at fault, you can still recover 75% of your damages.