St. Petersburg Slip & Fall Accident Attorney
Aggressively Defending the Rights of Slip and Fall Victims in Florida
Slipping and falling down can be embarrassing, especially if you are in public. However, embarrassment is the least of concerns for many people who slip and fall, as they sustain serious and lasting injuries in their fall. While you may not imagine that a slip and fall accident can disrupt your life, some victims with severe injuries require ongoing medical treatment, surgery, physical therapy, and even may require assisted living.
Slip and falls commonly cause broken hips and limbs, neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, and contusions, among other traumatic injuries. Such injuries can result in medical bills, lost earnings, pain, and other significant complications in your life. If you have sustained any injuries due to a slip and fall, you should discuss your legal rights with a highly skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Will You Be Able to Recover Compensation?
Whether or not you will be able to recover compensation depends on whether you can establish that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. In a personal injury case, “negligence” refers to a person’s failure to conduct himself or herself with the degree of care that would ordinarily be exercised by a person in the same or similar circumstances. There are many examples of slip and fall hazards that may very well be the result of the negligence of a property owner or tenant. Some of these include the following:
• Exposed electrical wiring
• Wet floors
• Inadequate lighting
• Cracked pavement
• Torn carpeting
• Debris in walkways
• Uneven stairs
• Stairwells without handrails
• Improper flooring material
• Holes in floors
How a St. Petersburg Slip and Fall Lawyer Can Help
Many people who are involved in slip and fall accidents question how an attorney would be able to help them. If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident in a commercial setting, it is possible that you have already been approached by an insurance company with a settlement offer. Here are some of the ways that a lawyer can help slip and fall victims, even if they have been offered a settlement.
- An attorney will evaluate your case and determine against whom you may have a claim
- Your lawyer will determine what your case is worth
- Your attorney will communicate on your behalf with insurance company representatives, ensuring that you do not say or do anything that could jeopardize your ability to recover compensation
- If the insurance company refuses to make an offer that adequately covers your injuries, your lawyer may file a lawsuit on your behalf and take your case to trial
It is important to understand that there is no up-front cost associated with retaining a personal injury lawyer. All of our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis with our personal injury clients, meaning that we do not get paid unless you do. In addition, should your case go to trial, our firm will cover all of the up-front costs associated with litigation, maximizing your chances of recovering compensation.
Call Berkowitz & Myer Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
Slip and fall accidents are no laughing matter and can leave victims with injuries that can affect them for years. If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident that happened on someone else’s property, you should contact a lawyer immediately to learn about your rights. To schedule a free consultation with a St. Petersburg slip and fall attorney, call our office today at 727-344-0123 or send us an email through our online contact form.