Experienced Lakeland Slip and Fall Attorneys
Tripping or slipping and falling on a slippery floor or upturned pavement or broken sidewalk can result in more than just a bruised ego and embarrassment. More than 8 million American’s each year seek emergency medical treatment for injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident. In fact, more than 50 percent of all accidental household deaths in the United States are the direct result of slips or trips and falls.
Recently, the Florida legislature changed the law raising the proof necessary when a person falls and injures themselves due to an unsafe condition on another’s premises. Given the new standards, if injured it is best to seek legal counsel immediately to determine whether you have a case, to obtain critical evidence (like videotape surveillance footage which is often destroyed regularly by larger businesses) in order to protect your legal rights. At the Fernandez Firm, our attorneys have been representing injured slip-and-fall victims for more than two decades and have significant experience in this area of the law. Please contact our Lakeland attorneys today for a free case evaluation.
- What Compensation Can I Win?
Most Common Sip-and-Fall Accidents
Lakeland slip-and-fall or trip and fall injuries come about in many different ways. The most common slip and fall accidents occur in the following situations:
- Slippery floors caused by wax, polish or slippery foreign substances
- Broken or uneven walkway surfaces
- Loose, old or damaged carpeting, rugs, floor mats or flooring
Other types of slip-and-fall accidents might include tripping over an object left in an aisle or on a walkway. An example might include the base of a store display that protrudes into the pathway where shoppers are expected to walk.
What Can I Win
Our experienced Lakeland slip-and-fall attorneys know that proving fault on the part of a business establishment or property owner requires evidence of negligence. A business owner owes its customers a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition, to eliminate potential hazards and to avoid injuries to customers or invited guests.
For example, if you are shopping at a Lakeland grocery store and slip and fall on a substance on the floor in the produce area, the Fernandez Firm would look for evidence to prove that the business’ owner or management failed to periodically inspect its isle floors to remove water, other foreign substances or debris that could cause a fall down accident. Once we establish liability and, depending on the nature and severity of your injuries, our attorneys may be able to recover compensation for the following types of damages:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss companionship, comfort, services, etc.
In cases of a wrongful death, our attorneys may also seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of support and household services and loss of future earnings and accumulations.
Injured Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney
A slip-and-fall accident in Lakeland can result in fractured bones, cuts, bruises, head injuries or, in the worse-case scenario, even a wrongful death. In you are hurt in a fall, we will take all steps necessary to investigate your case immediately, secure all important evidence before it disappears and recover your medical expenses, lost wages and all awardable damages.
To discuss your case today, please contact the Fernandez Firm at 1(800)222-8163. The consultation is absolutely free. We will not collect any legal fees or costs unless you win and ... We want to Win!.