Were you or a loved one severely injured in a trip and fall in Florida? Check out these 3 slip and fall tips, then call our attorneys today.
1) Slip And Fall Injuries Due to Faulty Stairs
We had a case many years ago in Tampa at a well-known business establishment in which our client, unfortunately for him, fell off a curb that had not been properly identified and marked. The curb did not meet the standard of care that was required under the building codes, so we had a claim that we had to take to trial. It sounds very easy, but it’s not.
These cases are very difficult and the insurance carriers on the other side for commercial buildings in particular are going to fight it. A company is not automatically responsible just because someone fell. There is a thorough analysis that needs to take place, and it starts at the consultation through communication with the lawyer.
Give us a call if you have a slip and fall case. We would be glad to look at it.
2) Slip And Fall Claim Value
We had a client in Tampa the other day contact us to ask about the value of their slip and fall claim. They were walking in the store and fell on some liquid that had been allowed to remain on the floor for a significant length of time. The answer is not as simple as it may seem. Number one, we have to assess liability or responsibility from the business owner. Just because there’s a puddle of water on the floor and someone slips and falls does not mean the business owner is automatically responsible.
What you need is to consult with a trial lawyer who is able to effectively evaluate the case and communicate to you what that value is. It’s often impossible to determine what the value of your case is at the initial consultation stage, but, certainly, details such as the mechanics of your fall and a picture of what you fell on are a good way to start the process.
We would love to evaluate your slip and fall claim. Give us a call right away to discuss the details of your case.
3) Choosing The Right Slip And Fall Lawyer
Slip and fall cases, also known as premises liability cases, are difficult to navigate in the state of Florida. Selecting the best attorney for these types of cases usually falls on communication, as it does with most cases. In particular, with premises liability claims, there is an analysis with regard to liability that needs to be done. It’s not the case that, if you just fall somewhere, automatically the business owner or the person who owns the home is responsible. There is a complex analysis that needs to take place, and it starts with the initial consultation with the lawyer to detail the mechanics of your fall, detail what happened, and have the lawyer communicate to you what they’re going to do to determine whether there is liability or responsibility upon who you think is the at-fault party.
We would love to talk about your slip and fall case. Give us a call.
Were you or a loved one severely injured in a trip and fall in Florida and have questions about our 3 slip and fall tips? Contact experienced Florida slip and fall lawyers at Serrano Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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