Slip and fall accidents happen everyday in the state of Florida. Throughout the United States, an estimated 16,000 people die each year from their injuries. Slip and fall accidents are often associated with premises liability, and are the result of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property. Some of these unsafe conditions include improper maintenance of the property itself and slippery surfaces caused by substances such as spilled food or water. If you’ve been injured as the result of a slip and fall, you should immediately consult with an experienced Tampa law firm capable of protecting your rights.
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere you go. Whether it’s while you’re shopping, during work, or spending time at a friend’s home, a serious fall can occur anywhere. Tampa slip and fall cases are common, and our lawyers have successfully handled them in the past. When someone slips and falls they should seek both medical and legal help right away. Since slip and fall cases are difficult to prove, it’s essential that you seek an attorney who can prove negligence on the part of the property owner or renter at the time the incident occurred. Our slip and fall lawyers at Catania & Catania will launch an investigation into your claims, and gather as much proof as possible to help strengthen your legal case. Proof includes an on-site inspection to assess the location, any evidence before it disappears, and possible witnesses to the accident itself. All of these factors combine together to provide a strong case on the victim’s behalf.
Winning your slip and fall case claim relies firmly on proving that the property owner either knew, or should have known, about the potential hazard that caused the fall to happen. If they failed to properly rectify the situation given the time before the client’s accident, then they have now become negligible and are at fault under law. If you’ve been injured as the result of a slip and fall accident there are procedures you should follow immediately afterwards. First you’ll want to seek medical attention for the injuries you’ve sustained. This is critically important. After you’ve been treated, try and return to the scene of the accident and take any photos for proof. Identifying the cause of the slip and fall is also important. If you’ve fallen in a commercial location, notify those in charge. They will need to fill out an accident report that proves the incident did indeed occur. The final step you should take is contact one of our professional Tampa slip and fall lawyers. We’ll work one on one with you to substantiate your claims, and seek full compensation you deserve.
Slip and fall accidents can cause severe injuries, including even death. It’s important that if you’ve been injured as the direct result of negligence on the behalf of another property owner that you seek full legal recourse. Our slip and fall lawyers at Catania & Catania are ready to take on your case today. To begin your quest for justice, call 1-800-253-5523. We also have live chat representatives ready to answer any questions you may have regarding your options concerning your accident.
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