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Tampa Slip & Fall Lawyer

Slip and Falls, and Trip and Falls are often serious accidents that can happen anywhere there is a slippery or uneven surface. Slip and falls can cause catastrophic injuries and even death. Florida is one of the only states to have detailed slip and fall laws in place. The laws state exactly what must be done in order to win a lawsuit. If you can, take photographs immediately of the condition that caused to you slip, trip, or fall

If you have been injured in a slip and fall or a trip and fall accident, you have four years to file a lawsuit against the liable party. This may seem like a long time, but you shouldn’t delay. You’ll lose out on your rights to compensation if you wait beyond that time period, so act quickly. Contact Anderson & Anderson to file a slip and fall claim today.

Common Causes

Slips and Falls, and Trip and Falls can be caused by a variety of factors such as:

  • Areas with poor lighting
  • Wet floors
  • Spilled substances
  • Weather conditions such as rain, ice, and snow
  • Uneven sidewalks, and surfaces
  • Unsafe ladders and stairs
  • Loose mats and floorboards
  • Cluttered floors
  • Unexpected elevation changes or obstructions
  • Nursing home neglect due to patients’ poor balance and lack of monitoring

What Needs to Be Proven?

Under Florida laws, to win a slip and fall case, the victim must prove that the business failed to fix a dangerous condition and that the business had notice of the dangerous situation. All the following elements must apply:

  1. You slipped on a substance.
  2. The substance was dangerous in that it caused you to slip and fall.
  3. The slip and fall occurred on someone else’s property.
  4. The property owner knew about the dangerous condition.
  5. The property owner should have fixed it, but failed to do so.

Legal Factors

Before you file a lawsuit, your lawyer will need to know some details about your slip and fall accident. For example, there may be liability issues involved. Just because you slipped and fell on someone else’s property does not automatically mean they are at fault. Your lawyer will want to assess the case and determine if the accident could have been avoided.

Your lawyer will also look for other evidence, such as witness statements and photographs. Plus, they will want to know if there had been previous complaints about the same hazard. This would be clear evidence that the business or property owner knew about the dangerous situation, but failed to take steps to remedy it.

Contact Us Today

Whether you are at home, outside in your yard, walking on a sidewalk, in a parking lot, at work, or in a store or restaurant, slips and falls can occur. These situations can result in serious injuries, so make sure you act quickly to secure your rights to compensation.

The Tampa personal injury lawyers at Anderson & Anderson can help you with your slip and fall case. Let us assess your case and file a lawsuit for compensation. We’ll aggressively fight for your legal rights. Call 813-251-0072 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation.

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