Slip and Fall Injury Claims
Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Lakeland Area Attorneys
Slip and fall injuries can create substantial medical bills, time missed from work, and in some cases prevent you from returning to work or from earning at your pre-injury level. You may also endure pain suffering and lifelong impairment as a result of your injuries. In addition, slip and fall injuries are sometimes fatal.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one as a result of slip and fall on someone else’s property you may be able to recover compensation that can pay for your financial and noneconomic losses through a premises liability lawsuit. If you have been putting off seeking legal help with your slip and fall claim because you think you cannot afford an attorney, please wait no longer.
My Price Lawyers network will connect you with an experienced premises liability attorney with a history of successfully representing clients in Tampa, Lakeland, St. Petersburg and throughout Florida.
We are dedicated to providing you with affordable representation. You don’t pay any money up front and your attorney only gets paid when you recover compensation.
Don’t wait. Get your case started today with a free claim evaluation.
You Can Afford a Slip and Fall Law Firm with My Price Lawyers
Injury victims often go without the legal help they need and forego the compensation required to pay for their expenses because they believe that hiring a lawyer is too expensive. Even if money wasn’t tight before your injury, the expenses you have incurred and income you have lost can easily have you struggling to make ends meet and wondering how you will pay your bills in the future. It is hard to think of spending another penny under those circumstances.
We understand, and we believe that injury victims like you should never have to worry about how they will afford quality legal representation. My Price Lawyers will connect you with an experienced, caring and affordable premises liability attorney.
There is no charge for our service and your attorney will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. That means you do not incur attorneys’ fee unless you win compensation for your injuries, and then the fee is a percentage or your recovery rather than an hourly rate.
Our attorneys handle slip and fall injury claims throughout the Tampa – St. Petersburg area, including Lakeland.
Please call us today at (888) 473-6137.
Getting Help Right Away
Proving liability in slip and fall claims requires time and a thorough investigation. Gathering evidence right away can go a long way toward obtaining a settlement that gets you the money that you need and will need in the years to come. Your attorney will need to collect crucial evidence as quickly as possible, before it is lost or destroyed. Photographic and video evidence that shows what may have caused your fall as well as witness testimony are among the types of evidence that can be used to prove that the business or property owner knew or should have known about the hazardous conditions that caused your injuries and failed to address them in a timely manner.
Over time, that evidence can be more and more difficult to find. Witnesses forget the details and delete photos from their phones. They may move away and if they were here on vacation, they may leave the area and be difficult or impossible to identify and locate. Business and property owners may make changes or even destroy evidence in their possession to protect themselves in anticipation of a claim against them.
Time limits apply to injury lawsuits. The statute of limitations is your time limit for filing your lawsuit and if you wait until it expires you lose your legal right to pursue compensation, no matter how badly you need it and how much you deserve it.
For all of these reasons, it is crucial that you contact an experienced Florida slip and fall lawyer right way to protect your legal rights and your ability to collect the money you and your family need.
Causes of Slip, Trip and Fall Incidents
Business and property owners have a legal duty to provide a safe environment for customers, employees and visitors. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for the resulting injuries under a theory of law called premises liability. To prove that a property or business owner is liable for a slip and fall claim in Florida, your attorney must be able to prove that they knew about or should have known about the hazardous condition and failed to do something about in a timely manner.
Correcting a hazardous condition can mean clean up, repairs, or putting up adequate warning signs and sometimes barriers to prevent people from entering areas where they can get hurt. Each situation is unique. For instance, a sign warning of a hazard may be a sufficient remedy for some types of hazards but may not be adequate if the lighting was poor and you were not able to see the sign when entering the area.
Examples of the types of hazards that can lead to slip and fall accidents and injuries include:
- Failure to clean up, mark or block off spills and other messes in a timely manner
- Failure to mark and/or block off floors that are being cleaned
- Slippery residues that are left behind after cleaning, often as a result of failing to thoroughly rinse away cleaning products
- Wet stairs, decks or sidewalks
- Slick flooring materials
- Damaged flooring
- Loose or wrinkled carpeting or rugs
- Leaky refrigeration or air conditioning units
- Other leaks that cause slick flooring or walkways
- Slick mold overgrowth in areas that are not kept clean
- Uneven stars or walkways
- Damaged stairs
- Missing or faulty stair or balcony railings
- Unmarked step-up or step-down
- Debris and messes left in hallways and other walkways
- Boxes, merchandise and other items left in aisles at retail locations
- Other low obstacles such as open cabinets or drawers
- Baby gates
- Cords or cables across pathways
- Damaged surfaces in parking lots and structures
- Damaged sidewalks
- Inadequate lighting
- Elevator, escalator or moving sidewalk malfunction
Locations Where Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents Occur
Actionable slip and fall accidents can happen in a wide variety of locations. Commonly, these are retail stores including big box stores, supermarkets, restaurants and theme parks. Injured victims often face a powerful opponent with a team of lawyers who regularly defends them against similar injury claims.
The type of property can play a large role in how your case must be handled. For instance, if you were injured in a government building you will need to pursue compensation from a government entity which means facing shorter deadlines and following different rules and procedures than those which apply in most personal injury cases.
Additionally, you may be seeking compensation from the property owner, business owner, property manage or maintenance company. One of the first jobs for your premises liability attorney is to determine who can be held liable for your slip and fall injuries
You need an experienced Florida slip and fall attorney on your side, someone who understands the type of defendant you are up against and how to fight their tactics. My Price Lawyers is here to connect you with an attorney who can provide the quality legal representation that you need to win your case.
Examples of the types of properties where slip and fall accidents commonly occur include:
- Hotels and motels
- Amusement and theme parks
- Swimming pools
- Retail stores
- Shopping malls
- Convenience stores
- Gyms and health clubs
- Concert halls
- Nursing homes
- Apartment buildings
- Office buildings
- Government buildings
- Public restrooms
- Transit stations
- Parking lots and parking structures
Slip and Fall Injuries
Everyone falls at some point in life. In most cases, a fall is not a big deal. But some slip and fall injuries can be very serious and even fatal. That is when you need to speak with an attorney.
Falls from a height are obviously quite serious. And whether the height is great or not, where you land can cause injuries worse than the fall itself. If you come into contact with a caustic substance as a result of your fall, you can suffer severe chemical burns and disfigurement. If your fall was due to filthy conditions, you may suffer from infection that is far more harmful than the injuries caused by the impact alone. Even without those factors, broken bones, dental damage and some other injuries that cause long-term impairment are not uncommon in slip and fall accidents.
Examples of the types of injuries that might result in a viable damages claim include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Facial injuries so severe as to require reconstructive surgery
- Dental damage
- Eye injuries and vision loss
- Spinal cord injury
- Back and neck injuries
- Shoulder injury
- Brachial plexus injury
- Rib injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Knee injuries
- Hip and pelvis injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Chemical burns
- Infection and sepsis
Find a Slip & Fall Law Firm Near You!
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident in Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Lakeland, Sebring or a nearby area of Florida, please call My Price Lawyers at (888) 473-6137 or contact us online today. We will put you in touch with an experienced and affordable attorney to evaluate your claim.
Time is short. Don’t delay. Call us today.