How a Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer Can Help You

After a slip and fall accident, a lawyer can be a valuable asset in helping you navigate the legal process and recover compensation for your injuries. They can help you understand your legal options and determine next steps.

An experienced slip-and-fall accident lawyer will thoroughly investigate the scene, gathering evidence such as witness statements, photographs,  and security footage while identifying potentially liable parties.

Your attorney can adeptly handle insurance companies and their adjusters, negotiating a settlement that covers all your damages. If the insurance carrier refuses a full and fair settlement, then your attorney will file suit, prepare for court, and handle the trial on your behalf.

Areas We Serve

Our slip and fall lawyers are based in Tampa; however, we provide legal services throughout the state of Florida, including the following cities:

  • Clearwater
  • St. Petersburg
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Bradenton
  • Key West
  • Brandon
  • Orlando
  • Sarasota
  • Boca Raton
  • Lakeland
  • Naples
  • Fort Myers
  • Cape Coral
  • Miami
  • West Palm Beach
  • Jacksonville

Understanding Florida Slip and Fall Lawsuits

Filing a premises liability lawsuit after a slip and fall accident in Tampa requires a few elements. You must prove that the property owner was negligent in creating, maintaining, or failing to warn about a dangerous condition on the property and  provide evidence of your damages and injuries.

Examples of Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases

In a slip and fall case, proving negligence hinges on demonstrating the property owner breached the duty of reasonable care owed to those on their property.

It’s important to know that property owners aren’t liable for injuries caused by open and obvious dangers unless they fail to warn guests about them.

In addition, under a new law, you may not recover for a premises liability injury if are more than 50% at fault.

Some examples of property owner negligence include, but are not limited to:

  • Wet, icy, or slippery floors
  • Uneven surfaces and carpeting
  • Cracked sidewalks
  • Loose or damaged floorboards
  • Stairway hazards (steps in disrepair or missing or broken handrails)
  • Poor lighting on stairs and walkways or on the property

Calculating Damages in Slip and Fall Claims

In addition to proving that the property owner was negligent, you must show that you suffered damages. In Florida, you can get compensation for your past, current, and future losses.

Your slip and fall attorney can evaluate your claim and determine the full extent of your losses so that you can obtain maximum compensation in your case. You can get economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

In slip and fall cases, economic damages refer to the tangible financial losses you suffer as a direct result of the accident. These are typically easier to calculate compared to non-economic damages like pain and suffering. Some examples of economic damages include:

  • Medical bills and treatment costs, including ambulance rides
  • Lost wages
  • Home health care services
  • Cost of future medical care
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • The loss of a loved one

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages in slip and fall cases address the intangible losses you experience due to the accident. In Florida, you must have a permanent injury such as scarring, disfigurement, or loss of a bodily function to get non-economic damages.

A slip and fall attorney can help determine if your case is eligible for non-economic damages.

Slip and Fall Accident Victim in Tampa? Call WMW Today.

Recovering the compensation you need to move forward after a slip and fall accident can be overwhelming, especially if you are dealing with serious injuries. Your focus should be on getting better. Let us handle the legal issues.

At WMW, our experienced Tampa slip and fall lawyers understand premises liability law. We will develop a strong argument for you to get the compensation you need. If the insurance companies aren’t willing to negotiate, we will stand beside you in court.

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