Slip and falls are some of the most common injury claims not involving car crashes. However, slip and fall cases can often be more difficult than you realize. Florida Statute 768.0755 is a statute that governs slip and fall claims. Pursuant to this statute, as well as existing case law, slip and fall victims must prove either 1) that the at-fault party had notice of the condition, 2) that the at-fault party created the condition, or 3) that the at-fault party’s mode of operation led to the condition.
Slip and falls, as well as trip and falls, often occur when a landowner fails to take adequate corrective action or warn of the dangerous condition. These events are unexpected and can result in significant injuries, medical bills and time lost from work. The frustration of growing medical bills and loss of income is compounded by serious injury which may leave you in constant pain or in need of surgery to fix. We have handled many of these claims before, recovering significant compensation for our clients.
When an injury is due to a slip and fall, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer so we can aggressively pursue just compensation for your injury claim.
Slip and falls can occur for many reasons, however, some of the most common reasons include:
- Failing to timely clean up liquids or items on the ground
- Failing to properly clean the floor
- Objects falling and spilling on the ground
- Use of improper flooring material
- Use of improper painting material
- Inadequate lighting
- Lack of policies or procedures to deal with spills
- Failure to maintain equipment
- Lack of warning of a dangerous condition
If you have been injured due to a slip and fall, contact Presser Law, P.A. for a FREE CASE EVALUATION. We will immediately start to investigate your case and answer any questions you may have.
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At Presser Law, P.A., we fight for you because justice is what injury victims deserve. We will provide you with legal guidance and insight about your case and explore issues of fault, causation and damages so that we can fight to bring you the justice you deserve.
Located in Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, we handle cases throughout Orlando and Central Florida. No fees or costs unless we make a recovery for you.
Quick FAQs About
SLIP AND FALLS
Q: Where I was injured there are video cameras - so that will prove my case, right?A: Not necessarily. Sometimes stores will place non-working video cameras to discourage theft at their locations. There is also no guarantee that the video camera, if working, was pointed at the area you were injured. However, there is only one way to be sure: secure the videotape. While attorneys cannot force the videotape owner to hand over the video without filing a lawsuit, steps can be taken to preserve the video so that if it is destroyed, the court can sanction such behavior later.
If you have been injured because of a slip and fall, contact Presser Law, P.A. We can immediately start the process of investigating your claim and work with you to explore issues of fault, causation and damages so that we can fight to bring you the justice you deserve.
Q: I was offered money for my medical bills so that means they agree they are responsible, right?A: Probably not. Just like when you purchase insurance for your car or your house, there are several types of insurance coverages you can ask for. If you have been offered money for the payment of your medical bills, there is a strong possibility that the place where you were injured has “medical payment coverage.” This coverage helps pay for medical bills as a result of injury on the property, regardless of whether the owner/operator was negligent or not.
If you have been injured because of a slip and fall, contact Presser Law, P.A. We will investigate your claim and identify all responsible parties while also obtaining information about the insurance coverages available.
Q: How are my medical bills paid for if there is no medical payment coverage?A: You or your health insurer will be initially responsible for any medical treatment received as a result of injuries from a slip and fall. There also may be additional parties responsible for your injuries than you are aware of. If you obtain money from the party responsible for your injury, you will be responsible for paying back your medical bills and amounts owed.
Q: I have been contacted by someone where I was injured. Should I talk to them?A: Not without representation.Oftentimes, where you were injured will have insurance and it is for reasons of insurance you are being contacted. Remember, insurance companies do not represent you. They have their own concerns and considerations and will work to protect them. You need to remember that while insurance companies have great advertising, their business model is based on not paying claims or not paying the full value of claims.
If you have been injured, you have rights and responsibilities. For instance, an insurance company may contact you after a slip and fall to get your version of events. Depending on which insurance company contacts you, you may or may not have a duty to speak to them. However, where statements are given, many times being relayed under pressure and without the chance to fully think about it, they leave out critical details about the incident. Insurance companies will use this against you.
If you or a loved one have been injured because of a slip and fall, contact Presser Law, P.A. before speaking with an insurance company. We will aggressively pursue your case and explore all issues of fault, causation and damages so that we can fight to bring you the justice you deserve.
Q: Should I give a statement at the time I was hurt?A: Yes. If your injury occurred at a business, ask for the manager and fill out an incident report. Ask for a copy of the incident report you filled out. If you are able to, take photographs of the area where the incident happened, as well as what caused you to slip and fall. Also, try to obtain names and contact information of any witnesses. This will help document the scene and reasons why the incident occurred.
Q: What should I do after a slip and fall?A: Contact Presser Law, P.A. An attorney will personally discuss your claim with you and we will investigate your claim and explain the process to you along the way.