Despite popular belief about “slip and falls,” an unexpected fall to a hard surface can result in significant personal injuries. In fact, more than one million go to the emergency room each year for slip and fall incidents and are a leading cause of injury among all age groups. Following a slip and fall or trip and fall incident, you may be unsure of the cause of your fall.
The experienced attorneys at McCulloch Law, P.A. can investigate your fall, gather evidence, and guide you through the process of making a slip and fall or trip and fall claim. Many slip and fall incidents are completely preventable so long as the property owner takes the time to maintain the property in a safe condition and monitor the premises.
Whether you’re the customer at a business or taking a stroll on a public sidewalk, the entity responsible for the maintenance of the property owes you a duty to keep you reasonably safe, with trespasser being the exception. The specific duty owed to you depends on whether you are an invitee or a licensee. Once the attorneys at McCulloch Law, P.A. have evaluated your potential claim, they can advise on what duty was owed to you.
Following a slip and fall accident, it is important to notify the manager of the store and ask for an incident report. Request the first and last name of the store manager. Make sure you get a copy of the incident report. You’ll also want to document the slip and fall by taking photographs of the scene of the accident and your injuries; this evidence may be of great use in your case against the property owner. If you’ve been injured in the slip and fall, seek the appropriate medical treatment to not only receive the necessary treatment, but also in order to document your injuries. The risk management department or insurance company for the property owner may reach out to you to take a statement or offer you money to drop the case; in no event should you speak to any risk management department or insurance company without an attorney. This is why it is important to call an attorney as soon as you can to make sure your rights are protected.
Why Hire A Slip And Fall Lawyer?
McCulloch Law, P.A. offers free consultations to victims of slip and fall and trip and fall incidents. Our attorneys can come to you for your consultation at your home, the hospital, or anywhere that is convenient for you. Additionally, we will take your injury case on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you’ll never owe us money for legal fees unless you win your case.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, the medical bills and lost wages can start to pile up, causing stress on you. Let the experienced attorneys at McCulloch Law, P.A. take the burden off of you and start working to make you whole again.
The attorneys at McCulloch Law, P.A. have experience handling slip and fall accident cases in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Riverview, and most surrounding areas of the Greater Tampa Bay Area. We are licensed to practice law throughout the entire State of Florida.
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