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Pursuing a Slip and Fall Claim


Slip and fall accidents are a type of personal injury case that allows victims who were injured on someone else’s property to hold the owner of those premises legally liable for their fall-related financial losses. There are a lot of nuances involved when pursuing a slip and fall claim, which is why it’s so important for victims to reach out to an attorney before filing.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents 

Slip and fall accidents can and do occur for a lot of different reasons, but many are the result of a property owner’s failure to keep his or her premises safe. Some of the most common reasons for this type of accident include:

  • Spills, leaks, and wet flooring;
  • Uneven flooring;
  • Loose carpeting or rugs;
  • Unsecured extension cords and other cables;
  • A lack of handrails;
  • Clutter or debris in walkways; and
  • Improper lighting.

In Florida, property owners are required to keep their premises free of these kinds of hazards and those who fail to do so can often be held liable if an injury occurs as a result.

Slip and Fall Injuries 

While slip and fall accidents don’t necessarily involve the same type of blunt force impact as a car crash or other traumatic accident, they can and do cause devastating injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Fractures to the hips, knees, elbows, and wrists;
  • Soft tissue injuries, like dislocations and sprains; and
  • Lacerations.

These kinds of injuries, besides being painful, can also be expensive to diagnose and treat, with victims often forced to foot the bill for doctor’s visits, hospital stays, diagnostic and lab tests, and eventually, treatment. Those who obtain treatment must often still struggle with chronic pain and disability for months or even years to come, all of which can take a toll on a victim’s day-to-day life, personal enjoyment, employability, and finances.

Slip and Fall Damages 

The costs of a slip and fall accident can quickly add up, which is why it’s so important for those who were injured because of a property owner’s negligence, to seek compensation for their losses. Those who are successful in filing a claim, either with the at-fault party’s insurer or in civil court can recover reimbursement for everything from past and future medical expenses and out-of-pocket costs to lost wages, disability, property damage, and pain and suffering. At Anderson & Anderson, our attorneys can help you calculate and verify your losses, ensuring that you have the best possible chance of recovering the full value of your claim.

Call the Tampa Slip and Fall Lawyers at Anderson & Anderson Today 

At Anderson & Anderson, our dedicated Tampa slip and fall lawyers have been helping Florida accident victims obtain compensation for their accident-related losses for nearly 40 years. We are well-versed in the workings of the local court system and have the resources and experience to help you pursue the recovery to which you are entitled. Call us at 813-251-0072 or send us an online message to set up a free consultation with a member of our legal team today.




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