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OUR TAMPA BAY SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEYS GET BIGGER SETTLEMENTS AGAINST BIG BUSINESSES

We work hard from the very first moment because that gets our clients the best results. -Nicole Denmon, Founding Partner

It comes down to a simple rule:

If a business invites you to their shop to sell you goods or services, it needs to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Stores Have a Legal Responsibility to Protect You From Slip and Fall Injuries

Specifically, Florida law requires a business or property owner to:

Keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition,

Fix dangerous conditions on their property that the business knew about or should have known about, and

Warn customers of dangerous conditions.

If the business owner or property owner does not fulfill these requirements, then the owner acted negligently and you may have a personal injury case.

INITIAL STEPS OUR TAMPA, FLORIDA SLIP AND FALL INJURY LAWYERS TAKE IN EVERY CASE

The Process Makes The Difference

Remember, a slip and fall happens at a building the defendant controls. A wily corporation can remedy the problem or otherwise destroy evidence, making a personal injury case that much more difficult to prove.

A slip and fall attorney is a type of personal injury attorney who specifically knows how to take on big businesses like a restaurant or a grocery store.

Therefore, the name of the game in slip and fall injury cases is to move fast. In every case, we do the following:

Secure pictures or videos of the scene of the accident.

Seek witness statements, either from workers at the store or third-party witnesses at the scene.

Send spoliation letters to the store or business demanding that they not destroy any evidence.

Seek insurance policy premiums from the businesses.

Hire accident reconstructionists and safety experts as needed to protect your claim.

Ensure you get the best possible medical treatment.

Work with your treatment providers from the beginning to ensure a coordinated plan of legal attack that also gets your medical needs met.

BIG TAMPA STORES WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY FOUGHT AND WON

Publix

Wal-Mart

Target

K-Mart

Marshall’s

Westshore Shopping Mall

JCPenney

7-11

Memorial Hospital of Tampa

Bars, restaurants, and clubs

Private homeowners

Situations Where a Business Owner or Homeowner Can be Held Responsible for a Slip and Fall Accident in Tampa

Wet floors

Foreign substances on the floor

Slippery floors

Boxes left on floor or open merchandise on the floor

Uneven floors

Insufficiently lit walkways or stairways

Not enough lighting in other areas of the premises

Stairs that do not follow code

Poorly maintained sidewalks

Poorly maintained parking lots

Assault in a business

Insufficient or negligent security

AN EXAMPLE: SLIP AND FALL CASE AGAINST SOUTH TAMPA WAL-MART (NEAR I-275)

A client of ours injured his shoulder at a Tampa Wal-Mart after he slipped and fell on a foreign substance on the floor in the produce section.

Despite the chaos, our client’s wife was smart enough to snap a picture of the foreign substance on the floor. It was clear that Wal-Mart employees should have known about the dangerous condition and fixed the problem.

Our client tried conservative treatment, but ultimately surgery was the only way to fix his injured shoulder.

Now, the local Wal-Mart employees were nice enough to my client at the scene. But Wal-Mart is a big business, so the injury claim was sent to the corporate headquarters in Arkansas. From there, a claim representative tried to settle the case with our client (even though he was represented by a personal injury attorney) for $400!

From there, Wal-Mart battled with us every step of the way. We filed a lawsuit, proved our client’s pain and suffering, and settled the case for $165,000.

DO I HAVE A CASE IF THE BUSINESS CLAIMS I AM AT FAULT?

What if the business owner claims that you contributed to your own injuries?

Florida is a comparative fault state. That means if you are partially responsible for your own injuries, then your economic claim is reduced proportionally according to your own fault.

However, you still have a case. The value of your case is simply reduced to account for your share of the blame.

For example, assume that your slip and fall injury case results in a $500,000 settlement claim award for you. But the evidence proves you were 20% at fault in the accident.

In this case, the award for the settlement is simply reduced by the amount that you were at fault. Or 20% of $500,000, which reduces the net settlement claim in your slip and fall case to $400,000.

YOUR FREE SLIP AND FALL INJURY CLAIM EVALUATION

The first step is to get a free case evaluation with a slip and fall lawyer in Tampa Bay, Florida. Simply give us a call at 813-530-1087, or fill out the contact form below. We will have one of our lawyers contact you to discuss your slip and fall accident case and claim value. Call us if you would like to schedule a meeting with one of our expert personal injury attorneys. We have offices throughout the Tampa Bay area including St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Bradenton.

In the most grievous time of my life, when I found myself in a reprehensible situation in the middle of a sham, you demonstrated excellence and competence when you spoke the truth in the court of law. I had a robust defense. Definitely an outstanding trial lawyer. You were very meticulous in handling my cases and performed with utmost expedition to achieve a resolution. Your firm was solicitous and helped me to find solace and hope. I am thank you for your hard work, your dedication and for your vehement representation. – GIOVANA V.

Andrew and his team were fantastic. I tried to settle my case by dealing directly with Wal-mart’s liability division. They were rude and would not pay for my medical bills, which at the time were over $15,000.00 (they were more by the end of the case). Andrew was able to settle the case for a substantial sum. What I liked best is I could call him anytime on his direct line and he always got back to me, even late at night. I have referred them to family and friends.

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