Slip-And-Fall Injury Compensation Attorneys – Know What’s Fair And How To Get It

What To Do After A Florida Slip-And-Fall Accident?

Florida is a popular destination, whether for a year-round home in Jacksonville or Sarasota, a winter oasis of warmth in Tampa or Orlando, or just the annual family vacation in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and beyond. It’s also a major economic hub, where thousands travel yearly on business.

Whatever the reason for your stay in Florida, personal injury attorneys know too well the ever-present risk of getting injured. Slip-and-fall accidents are a leading cause of emergency room visits in the U.S. and a common occurrence in Florida. Unfortunately, many are unaware that they may be entitled to compensation for their injury, which could include treatment costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Slip–and-fall injuries can occur on residential property, like a family member’s home, or commercial property, like a gym or grocery store. Some of the most common causes include the following:

  • Spills (e.g., orange juice on a grocery aisle floor)
  • Poorly maintained structures (e.g., broken wood slats on a railing)
  • Inadequate lighting (e.g., broken light bulbs in a motel stairway)
  • Objects blocking walkways (e.g., boxes in the middle of a hall)
  • Potholes in road surfaces

What Should You Do After A Slip-And-Fall Accident?

The immediate aftermath of a slip-and-fall incident can be embarrassing and overwhelming. But after you’ve taken a few moments to gather your thoughts, and if it’s safe to, do three things:

  1. Collect evidence. Take pictures of the area where you fell; snapping a few photos can equip you with the proof you need to show that someone else’s negligence caused your injury. Also, try to get contact information from witnesses who might corroborate your side of the story. Obtaining as much information as possible from the scene of the incident can clear the path toward the maximum compensation you deserve.
  2. Report the incident to the property’s owner, manager, or employees. If you sustained an injury at a business, there should be a protocol for dealing with it, and you should be given an accident report form to fill out. Be sure to ask for a copy of this form once it’s complete.
  3. Seek medical attention, even if you don’t know whether you’ve been hurt. Some injuries are not immediately noticeable. This could be due to the nature of the injury or to the fact that your adrenaline will be rushing for a while after the fall, and adrenaline can mask pain. By seeing a doctor as soon as possible after a slip-and-fall accident, you prevent the possibility of a minor injury developing into a more severe injury. You also establish a record of when and how your injury occurred. This could prove vital when you seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

Should You File A Personal Injury Claim?

Many people need financial help after a slip-and-fall injury but do not want to deal with the cost of hiring an attorney or the stress of managing the case themselves. The good news is that most personal injury attorneys provide work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay a cent unless you win your case and receive a settlement.

Other people assume they are at fault for their injury and can’t file a lawsuit. It will be challenging to determine whether you have a viable personal injury claim without discussing precisely what happened with an experienced attorney familiar with the ins and outs of slip-and-fall injury cases like yours.

After evaluating your situation, a seasoned slip-and-fall accident lawyer can quickly execute steps crucial to your physical and monetary recovery, giving you an idea of what to expect and how the case will proceed.

With a slip-and-fall compensation lawyer on your side, it will be much easier to fight and win your case and receive the maximum amount of money possible.

Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. In Hallandale Beach, FL: Picking You Up When You Slip And Fall

At Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., we aim to ensure justice is achieved after someone is injured because of someone else’s negligence. This is more than just our job – it’s our passion.

Our main office is in Hallandale Beach, Florida, and we have secondary Florida offices

located in Hollywood, Miramar, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa & Jacksonville.

If you are not ready to commit to filing a claim or hiring an attorney, but you do have questions, we can answer them. We’re eager to hear from you. Call Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., at 800-TELL-ROBERT.

Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A.

The Lawyers at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. provide
personalized legal representation for personal injury cases.

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