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Tampa Trip & Fall Lawyer

A tripping accident is often seen as a sign that someone is a “klutz” or awkward on their feet. In reality, however, trip and fall accidents are often the preventable result of some hazardous condition that the victim simply could not avoid. And while some tripping accidents are not particularly serious, many more do involve serious–and sometimes life-threatening–injuries that require extensive medical care and rehabilitation.

If that describes your own situation, the Tampa trip and fall lawyer at Anderson & Anderson is here to help. We are dedicated Florida personal injury lawyers who represent clients in demanding compensation from negligent property owners whose poor maintenance practices led to a preventable tripping accident. We can review your case, investigate your accident, and assist you in dealing with the property owner and their insurance company in seeking a full and fair resolution of your claims.

Common Causes of Tampa Tripping Accidents

Just because you trip and fall on someone else’s property, that does not automatically mean the owner is responsible for your injuries. Florida premises liability law requires proof of negligence. Put simply, you must show the owner failed to exercise reasonable care in keeping their property in safe condition for an invited guest or member of the public such as yourself. And even if the owner lacked actual knowledge of the tripping hazard, you can still prevail by proving the owner had constructive knowledge–i.e., they would have seen the problem had they bothered to look for it in a timely manner.

Some common examples of safety hazards that lead to trip and fall accidents include:

  • broken glass and debris on floors;
  • merchandise left on the floor, or which fell from store shelves;
  • torn carpets or missing floor tiles;
  • cracked pavement at sidewalks and entrances;
  • potholes in parking lots;
  • malfunctioning elevators that do not open level with the floor;
  • broken or missing handrails in stairways; and
  • inadequate lighting.

Trip and fall accidents should never be dismissed as minor or insignificant. We often see clients who sustained broken bones and torn ligaments requiring emergency medical care. In more serious cases, trip and falls cause broken hips, traumatic brain injuries, and even spinal cord damage leading to paralysis. It is therefore critical to seek immediate medical attention following any trip and fall accident and to notify the property management of your accident.

Contact Anderson & Anderson Today

You should also seek out an experienced Tampa trip and fall lawyer as soon as possible following your accident. Seeking compensation for these types of accidents is often more complicated than victims realize. It requires negotiating not only with the owner of the property where the trip and fall occurred, but also their insurance company. And if the accident occurred on government or publicly owned property, there are additional procedures that must be followed to file a claim against the state.

So if you have been injured in a tripping accident and need legal advice, call Anderson & Anderson today at 813-251-0072 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

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