Tampa Bay Slip and Fall Lawyers
At PERENICH The Law Firm, our aggressive Tampa Bay slip and fall attorneys make protecting your safety their number one priority. Store owners fail their customers when they cut staff for the sake of enhancing profits, at the cost of maintaining a clean, orderly and safe place for the public.
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Slip and fall lawyers understand that as Floridians, we expect that our consumers and visitors will be afforded the basic protections to which we are all entitled. Whether it is a cruise ship, a hotel room, or a mall parking lot, consumers have the right to expect that these places will not be havens for predators to stalk the innocent. Some of the most horrific injuries come at the hands of a third person that could have been stopped or deterred with simple measures like providing security personnel, proper lighting, or warning signals in case of danger. In some cases, the criminal could be an employee who was not properly screened or supervised.
If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall, you may be feeling angry that you have to get medical treatment that is costing you money. You may also be experiencing some anxiety if these bills are affecting you in a big way. A slip and fall could take you out of work and make paying medical fees difficult. We are here to guide you through the process of a slip and fall accident. We will safeguard you and protect your rights so that you can get the compensation you deserve. Allow us to walk you through the steps during a free consultation. We are more than happy to take your call.
Types of Injuries
Slip and falls can lead to injuries that change your body permanently. A slip on a store’s floor could cause a broken elbow and prevent you from picking up your grandkids until it’s better. Even then, injured parts of the body never really go back to perfectly normal. Here are some of the types of injuries we see in slip and fall cases a lot:
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
If you have any injury from a slip and fall, you are more than deserving of compensation from the negligent party’s insurance. There’s a huge misconception out there about slip and fall claims, especially on residential property. If you fell at a friend’s house and injured yourself pretty badly, you may have been hesitant to even consider a slip and fall claim because you’re worried about suing your friend. In reality, you’re not actually suing them or expecting the compensation to come from their pocket. Instead, it’s brought against their insurance company who expects these kinds of things to happen to their clients. They’re prepared for instances like this. You should never feel guilty for asking that insurance company for compensation. That’s what insurance is there for.
Unfortunately, they might give you a hard time, but our dedicated and experienced Tampa Bay slip and fall lawyers know how to handle their tactics. They will call you shortly after the accident and ask you for a statement. You do not have to give them one. In fact, it’s best that you don’t, because a huge tactic they utilize is getting you to say something that would ruin your claim. Instead, hand them over to your attorney so they can take care of all of that communication and negotiation.
Slip and Fall Compensation in Florida
If you want to ensure that you get compensation, you need to take the proper steps following your slip and fall. Of course getting medical attention is very important, but it is also important for you to collect some evidence at the scene first if you can. You should take photos of what you slipped in or tripped over. From there, it might be helpful to talk to witnesses. Lastly, most importantly, there is no way you can expect the insurance company to pay you compensation if they don’t know about the incident. After you have taken photos of the cause of your accident, you need to file a report with the owner of the property. That might be the store manager, the municipality of the sidewalk you fell on, or just telling the owner of the home you were at. Once they’re on notice, you can proceed with talking to an attorney to get things started.
The way compensation works in Florida is not too complicated. If you have absolutely no fault in your accident, you can get 100% of the compensation. If, for some reason, you are found to be at fault, then your compensation will get reduced. In a situation where a person was on their phone, walking through a grocery store and slipped on something that didn’t have a slippery sign and had been neglected to have been cleaned up, they might share some fault. Being on their phone might attribute some percent of fault but because the store did something wrong, it’s not all their fault. Let’s say that person on their phone was deemed 30% at fault. What ever compensation award they get would be reduced by 30% to account for their role in the cause of the accident. If the award was for $10,000, then it would be reduced to $7,000.
There are many factors that go into deciding how much your compensation will be for. It cannot be figured out overnight. We need to determine how much medical treatment you need and how much you have had. Compensation covers medical bills, lost wages, and any expense you’ve had to pay because of this accident. That might include gas or bus fair to the doctor’s or childcare while you’re in surgery.
You want to get a strong, dedicated attorney on your side to make sure you get all the compensation you’re entitled to. They will also ensure that you do everything you have to well before the four year statute of limitations runs out. Do not delay in contacting our Tampa Bay slip and fall lawyers so that they can preserve evidence, talk to the insurance company for you, and fight fiercely to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Tampa Bay Slip and Fall Lawyers Today
If you are looking for strong, dedicated, and experienced Tampa Bay slip and fall lawyers, please call our office today to set up a free consultation. At Perenich The Law Firm, we take your case seriously and work tirelessly to get you full and fair compensation for your injuries. Allow our experience to work for you.