Like slip and falls, trip and falls are some of the most common non-car crash injury claims. 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 trip and fall, it is important to contact a lawyer experienced in trip and fall accidents so we can aggressively pursue just compensation for you. Trip and falls happen as a result of a variety of reasons, one of the most common being root overgrowth. However, other common reasons causing a trip and fall include:
- Cracked sidewalk or roadways
- Elevated sidewalk or roadways
- Improper or unmaintained mats or rugs
- Inadequate lighting
- Improper placement of merchandise or objects
- Failure to maintain an area
- Uneven surfaces
- Failure to properly secure wires or cords
- Failing to follow safety codes
- Lack of warning of a dangerous condition
If you have been injured due to a trip 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.
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.
We handle cases throughout Florida and there are no fees or costs unless we make a recovery for you.
Quick FAQs About
TRIP 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 trip 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 payments 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 trip 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 trip 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. While insurance companies have great advertising, their business model is based on not paying claims or paying less than full value for claims.
Without an attorney you risk being taken advantage of and by giving a statement after the date of the incident but before hiring an attorney, you may negatively affect your claim.
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 trip 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 trip 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.