Were you seriously hurt due to a slip and fall? Read these 3 slip and fall injury tips, then contact our Hillsborough County lawyers today.
1) Defendant is Ignoring Your Claim
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.
2) Choosing The Right 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.
3) Claim Value
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.
Were you or a loved one severely injured in a trip and fall in Florida and have questions about these 3 slip and fall injury tips? Contact experienced Florida slip and fall lawyers at Serrano Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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