A slip and fall accident is when someone is injured falling down due to a hazardous condition. It could be a slippery floor, an uneven surface, or an obstruction that is hard to see.
In a slip and fall case, a thorough investigation in necessary. The injured party is required to prove through evidence and witness testimony that the owner of the business or property already knew or should have known about the hazard. The owner of the premises on which the accident occurred is usually held liable, but other parties may be found at fault as well. The most difficult part of these cases is proving that the accident could have been avoided, and that the at-fault party was negligent.
Slip and fall accidents can cause costly medical bills, pain and suffering, time off work, and in some cases, permanent injuries or damage. The outcome of your case is based on three factors:
• Who is liable for this accident?
• Was the liable party negligent?
• Did the injured party contribute to the accident in any way?
Sometimes the victim of the slip and fall is held partially at fault for not paying attention, or not seeing signs warning of the hazard. For a victim of a slip and fall case, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible, from photos to witness information. It is also crucial to find an attorney with experience to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Do you believe you have a slip and fall case? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident due to somebody’s negligence, you should immediately call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.
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